Overview

Pay Rate: $100 stipend
Audition Date and Time: TBD
Audition Location: TBD
Contact Person Email: casting@firstfloortheater.com
Contact Person Name: Catherine Miller

First Floor Theater is looking for understudy submissions for the role of DAVID in the Chicago Premiere of Haley Feiffer’s I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, Directed by Cole von Glahn.

Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress with a desperate need to make her father David, a famous playwright, proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David pass the time digging into family history, artistic passion, and unspoken fears as they wait for the reviews, but what is unearthed can’t simply be reburied. This daring play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship, exploring how we build and break idealized versions of our loved ones.

Material to Prepare:

To be considered, please submit your headshot and resume to casting@firstfloortheater.com.

Time Commitment:

Understudies are required to attend three runs during the regular rehearsal period, ten hours of technical rehearsal, including all preview performances and after opening there will be understudy rehearsals scheduled based on the actor availability.

Design Run: 4/4-4/8
Load-in: 4/15
Tech: 4/16-4/23
Previews: 4/20, 4/21, 4/23
Opening: 4/24
Run: Standard Thu-Sun with the two industries Mondays and no 1st Thursday.
Closing: Two show day on 5/18
Strike: 5/19

Character Type/Restrictions:

DAVID: (he/him/his) 70s. A famous playwright and Ella's father.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@firstfloortheater.com