Overview

Pay Rate: $500 stipend
Audition Date and Time: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:30 TO 4PM
Audition Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre/Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Studio 223, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
Contact Person Email: FJTHEATRE@CITYOFEVANSTON.ORG
Contact Person Name: TIM RHOZE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

3 show season, SPELL #7, RACE, SPUNK

Material to Prepare:

EMAIL FJTHEATRE@CITYOFEVANSTON.ORG WITH YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME. Artistic Director Tim Rhoze will determine if you are appropriate for any of the roles, and give you an audition time and material to prepare.

Time Commitment:

SPELL #7 by Ntozake Shange

Reh 5/18 -6/5--Tech 6/8-12--Run 6/13-6/28 (Performances Sat 7pm/Sun 3pm)

RACE by David Mamet

Reh 6/16-7/3--Tech 7/6-10--Run 7/11-7/26 (Performances Sat 7pm/Sun 3pm)

SPUNK: Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston; Adapted by George C. Wolfe

Reh 7/14-7/31--Tech 8/3-7--Run 8/8-23 (Performances Sat 7pm/Sun 3pm)

Rehearsals are generally M-F 6pm-10pm

Tech rehearsals 6pm-midnight

Performances Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm

All rehearsals and performances are at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center

(927 Noyes St., Evanston 60201)

Character Type/Restrictions:

SPELL #7 by Ntozake Shange

ross - Spell #7 /Principal / Male / 20 - 35--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

Guitarist-singer with Natalie. He has a natural ability to maintain an upbeat demeanor. Guitar skills are a

plus. Dance or movement training is a plus.

alec Spell #7 /Principal / Male / 20 - 35--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

A frustrated, angry actor's actor. Dance or movement training is a plus.

lily - Spell #7 /Principal / Female / 20 - 35--ethnic appearance of role: African American

An unemployed actress working as a barmaid. She has become jaded by not being able to practice her art regularly. Dance or movement training is a plus.

bettina - Spell #7 /Principal / Female / 20 - 35--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

Dahlia's co-worker in a chorus. She is bright and full of energy. An artist that knows she is destined for bigger and better things. Dance or movement training is a plus.

PRE-CAST: lou, dahlia, maxine, eli

RACE by David Mamet

*Susan - Race /Principal / Female / 20 - 35--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

A strong, Black woman that means business. She is playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers.

Always the smartest person in the room.

*Jack Lawson - Race /Principal / Male / 30 - 45--Ethnic appearance of role: Caucasian

A lawyer's lawyer. He is all about business, very direct, and straight-forward.

SPUNK by George C. Wolfe

*Jelly - Spunk /Principal / Male / 25 - 45--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

This actor should be able to play a number of roles with ease. A zoot suit wearing brother with a high-end feel. He's everybody's uncle.

*Slang Talk Man/Joe - Spunk /Principal / Male / 25 - 45--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

This actor should be able to play a number of roles with ease. Slang Talk Man: A zoot suit wearing brother with a high-end feel. He's everybody's uncle.

Joe: He is a man that carries a heavy heart. There is something vulnerable and pure about him.

*Sykes/Sweet Back - Spunk /Principal / Male / 25 - 45--This actor should be able to play a number of roles with ease.

Sykes: He is one evil son of a bitch. He has the ability to make the tallest man feel small.

Sweet Back: A zoot suit wearing brother with a high-end feel. He's everybody's uncle.--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

*Delia/Missie May - Spunk /Principal / Female / 20 - 35--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

This actor should be able to play a number of roles with ease.

Delia: A proud woman that is able to play naive, but is really a deadly force.

Missie May: There is a suspicious vulnerability to her. She is somewhat naive and leads with her heart.

*Blues Speak Woman - Spunk /Principal / Female / 20 - 50--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

A blues singing woman. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. A. powerful. storyteller that guides us through the

stories.

*Guitar Man - Spunk /Principal / Male or Female / 20 - 50--Ethnic appearance of role: African American

A strong musician. Must be able to play the guitar very well. Ability to play harmonica is a big plus! Our guide

through the story along with Blues Speak Woman.

To apply for this job email your details to fjtheatre@cityofevanston.org