Overview

Pay Rate: Pays a single stipend of $500 for the entire gig, paid at the end of the commitment.
Audition Date and Time: Video submission deadline is December 1st at midnight
Audition Location: Send video/self tape auditions to fjtheatre@cityofevanston.org with HOME AUDITION in the subject line. CALLBACK AUDITIONS will be in person at FJT on Sunday, December 5, noon to 3pm
Contact Person Email: fjtheatre@cityofevanston.org
Contact Person Name: Lynn Baber, Casting Director/Tim Rhoze, Director & Artistic Director

UPDATED AUDITION FOR HOME

Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre in Evanston’s Noyes Cultural Arts Center is excited to be producing HOME by Samm-Art Williams, directed by Tim Rhoze. The theatre is located at 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201, AT the Noyes el stop.

For the first round of auditions, we’d like to see video/self tape auditions (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) which you can send to fjtheatre@cityofevanston.org with HOME AUDITION in the subject. THERE ARE TWO SPECTACULAR ROLES FOR WOMEN IN THIS PLAY. (The one male role has already been cast.) There are only 3 actors in this journey through time in a poetic and moving text that has been acclaimed wherever it has been performed. First seen in Chicago in the early 80s when the National Tour came through, it was later produced at Court Theatre, and now it is landing at Fleetwood Jourdain at a time in Chicago’s history when it is apt to tell the story of one Black American’s past.

If you are a Black Non-Equity Actress who is available in January/February, I urge you to read the play, or at least read some of the sides. I can’t imagine you would not be interested/intrigued/excited to audition.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare one of these monologues from the play:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NcQwoc0lXuSXfSq4WyuKm3trMocGf8j5/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QlFlB8LZFMYKJlmdooz51zT2mb6vRnv8/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15KHvigvze6ikP17OP3M_4pMRBKBftNwF/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V0JOwKgctoYHeN4YB_JeGYc9CcoGv7K7/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16HEeESNbQQVy6V6yxMfvWNFo3A6MVUHQ/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_yp-5FBbD0BYWqTrG0YiJez84NB-iPaB/view?usp=sharing

Here's the whole script, for reference: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DKN5qPz0WpEfZaL7yB3QwSpJxpwM9vTG/view?usp=sharing

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals: Jan 10-Feb 4, 2022 (Monday through Friday evenings) Actors are likely to be called all 5 evenings a week for the entire rehearsal period. Please let us know about any known conflicts upfront! Actors must be available for all performances (no understudies)--HOWEVER, and this is a good thing to tell your agent, PERFORMANCES ARE ONLY ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.

Opening: Feb 5
Closing: Feb 27 (Performances – Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 3pm)
Please note, that we are only scheduled to do 2 performances per week, on weekends, for 4 weekends. Those 8 performances days are absolutely non-negotiable. All actors much be available for the 8 performances. All cast, staff, designers, crew must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof. And during rehearsals and performances, actors must test negative for Covid once a week.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Woman One/Pattie Mae Wells (Black) – Southern woman who is the girlfriend of Cephus Miles. Also portrays several other female characters age teenage to 40. This actor must be able to handle comedy, as well as being able to use language and physicality.

Woman Two (Black) – Portrays several female  characters and one male characters age 25 to 40. This actor should be something of a chameleon, going from one character to the next. This track is one where the actor will get an opportunity to everything in their "bag of tricks". We need a clever, versatile actor who is willing to take take on a challenge.

The role of Cephus is already cast.

Please contact us via email if you have any questions or issues with the links.

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