Overview

Pay Rate: $1,000.00 stipend

Get Out Alive is looking to cast the role of ECHO 1 in this autobiographical afrogoth musical (please see the breakdown below). The musical mixes influences from punk, hip hop, alternative rock, and trip hop, so performers should be confident moving and dancing in these different styles. Seeking dynamic BIPOC performers. However limiting the description may be, we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary performers to submit.

PLEASE NOTE: We are seeking a fully vaccinated company. All actors and team members will be required to be fully vaccinated prior to first rehearsal.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in auditioning for Get Out Alive, please send a headshot and resume as a single PDF to getoutaliveshow@gmail.com. We also welcome dance reels, if available.

This is a rolling casting call, so please submit materials AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ABOUT THE SHOW & TEAM

Get Out Alive is a new musical written by independent artist, actor and activist Nikki Lynette. Recounting her personal journey marked by abuse, grief, sexual assault and suicide, Lynette raises mental health awareness through the lens of a hip-hop concert. Using storytelling, song, dance, visual media and a live DJ, Nikki’s offbeat approach to sharing her personal mental health journey shows that even when life leads us to a bad place, we can always make it out alive. Get Out Alive was first performed as an opening act for Pussy Riot, developed at the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University in 2019, was a part of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s LookOut Series in 2020, and made into an award-winning independent film in 2021.

Writer & Performer: Nikki Lynette (she/her)

Directors: Roger Ellis (they/them) & Lucky Stiff (they/them)

Choreographer: Keeley B. Morris (she/her)

Creative Producer: Brannon Bowers (they/them)

Venue: The Den Theatre

Production Company: Haven Chicago

Haven Artistic Director: Ian Damont Martin

Haven Executive Director: Angela Salinas

Haven Director of Production: Nicholas Reinhart

Time Commitment:

IMPORTANT DATES & DETAILS
First Rehearsal - May 21
Tech Begins - July 2
First Preview - July 9
Opening - July 13
Closing - August 7
Possible Extension until August 14
All rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances will take place at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave). Rehearsals are on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Character Type/Restrictions:

CASTING BREAKDOWN

Looking for a Dancer/Actor/Performer for the role of:

ECHO 1 (she/her/they/them)
A bold instigator with a rebellious rocker edge and a fierce confidence in her own power. The spirit of rebellion represents NIKKI’s ego.

To apply for this job email your details to getoutaliveshow@gmail.com