Pay Rate: Minimum stipend of $550. As some performances are TBD, there is the potential for this stipend to increase at a subsequent rate of $13/hour.
Audition Date and Time: Sunday, Jan. 12: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Tuesday, Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Audition Location: Filament Theater, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, United States
Contact Person Email: casting@filamenttheatre.org

Zip, Zoom, Bloom

Bees, butterflies, and birds – oh my! Pollinators can be tiny, but they make up a huge part of our ecosystem. Zoom in on our backyard and meet some small creatures that have a big impact. With live music and puppetry, this is an interactive theatrical experience for the family. Through this new work specifically created for ages 5 and under, audiences are invited to join the diverse community that helps all of our gardens grow. Explore, play, and learn along the way.

Material to Prepare:

As this show is in development, the rehearsal process will include some devising of new material for younger ones. We ask that auditioners prepare a song and story appropriate for toddlers, not to exceed 5 minutes.

The song should be something you feel comfortable leading our young audience through (e.g., nursery songs like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” are perfect!). Instruments are encouraged, especially ukulele and guitar. As the two performers will be depicting a wide range of creatures through movement/physicality and puppetry, we ask that the story include some physical/movement elements.

This show will also incorporate some Spanish, so bilingual and Spanish speaking artists are encouraged to apply. All are welcomed to submit.

Time Commitment:

First Rehearsal: March 23, 2020
Tech: April 20, 2020
First Preview: April 28, 2020
Opening: May 2, 2020
Closing: June 14, 2020
Rehearsals: Fri/Sat/Sun from 10am-2pm, One evening per week (TBD)
Performances: Sat/Sun @ 9:30am & 11:30am; Thurs/Fri AM Performances TBD
* Please note that all performances and rehearsals will be during the day. We anticipate scheduling up to two Monday-Friday performances per week (tentatively Thursday/Friday), so some daytime flexibility during the workweek is a must. To accommodate this flexibility, we will endeavor to provide at least two weeks prior notice for these dates, should they occur.

Character Type/Restrictions:

We are hoping to cast two performers who will depict a wide range of creatures through movement/physicality and puppetry.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@filamenttheatre.org