Overview

Pay Rate: Equity: Tier N Phase 2 contract with health weeks. Non-Equity: Stipend
Contact Person Email: auditions@halcyontheatre.org

Halcyon Theatre is holding Equity and Non-Equity auditions for Latinx-identifying actors for our production of Wolf at the Door by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary.

A little about the company: We are fiercely committed to making the stage as diverse as the city of Chicago–presenting new voices from inadequately represented communities and recasting classic works to showcase their contemporary relevance. Based in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, that was formed in 2006 to connect people and transform our borders. We have currently acquired a new space, and this production will be the first in our new home.

Wolf at the Door will be part of The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere; Marisela will be in the room through-out the Wolf at the Door process.

Auditions: Please let us know what time block works best for you (Example: I can do between 11-1 on Sunday Etc)
Saturday, July 13th, 11:00-2:00 pm
Sunday, July 14th, 6:40-10:00 pm

Callbacks: Please let us know if you have any conflicts
Tuesday, July 16th, 5:30-10:00 pm

Audition Location:
Red Twist Theatre
1044 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

Please note all actors needs to be comfortable with conversational Spanish (they do not need to be fully bi-lingual- just need have an understanding).

About the play: 

Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom. Wolf at the Door is the second part of a cycle of fairy tales Marisela is writing inspired by Latino folklore and mythology, following The River Bride.

To request an audition, please email auditions@halcyontheatre.org.
Please attach headshot/resume in one pdf with filename LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf.
Please use Subject of WOLF_AUDITION and the role(s) you would like to audition for

Script can be found here 

Time Commitment:

First read-through: Monday, August 19th
Previews: October 3rd-October 11th
Run of Show:  October 12th - November 16th

Rehearsal Days: Sunday- Wednesday 6:00-10pm Thursday- Friday Off Saturday 11-2pm

Character Type/Restrictions:

ISADORA: Early to Mid-20s. Latinx.
A wife. At first is pregnant, loses her baby. Struggles to stand up to her abusive husband.  She can see past people's filth. And in the end, she knows what she must do, for the greater good.
*Please note this character does give birth on stage- they need to be comfortable with this- we will be having a Fight and Intimacy Choreographer.

YOLOT: Early to Mid-20s. Latinx.
The interloper: The wolf. Strong with a bite. Wild. Animalistic. Can see past people's filth. Pregnant.
*Please Note this character also gives birth. *Must move well with their bodies.  This part will have partial nudity <-- Director and Playwright will work with actor based on their comfort level. But must be comfortable at the very least to wear a bikini. - we will be having a Fight and Intimacy Choreographer.

ROCÍO: 50s/ 60s. Latinx.
A servant. Grandmother like. Isadora’s childhood nurse and nanny, now her housekeeper. Wise, but stuck in fear. She too can see past people's filth.

SÉPTIMO: Early to Mid 30s. Latinx.
A husband. Charming. So charming it can be hard to see pass, what he has become. He is strong. But broken on the inside. A man's man. Matter of fact kind of man, one who sees things very black and white. With one look, he can make you freeze. He is NOT evil, but we are a product of our environment.

To apply for this job email your details to auditions@halcyontheatre.org