The Art of Bowing

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website Haven Chicago


Pay Rate: $1,000 for Principal Actors/$500 for Understudies
Audition Date and Time: N/A submit through SELF TAPE
Audition Location: N/A
Contact Person Name: Catherine Miller

Haven is seeking actors for it’s upcoming world premiere of The Art of Bowing by Nathan Alan Davis.

On the night the theatre finally dies three actors emerge from the nothingness to tell their version of the story of humanity. A mystical, metatheatrical and effervescent journey spanning multiple eras, places, and dimensions. Nominated for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award in 2014, Haven plans to develop this work for a “post-pandemic” society. We invite you to join us throughout the year as we try new tactics and language that surround this story of humanity.

Material to Prepare:

Please film a self tape of the side for the role you'd like to be considered for (see link in Character Type section). To submit, please email Catherine Miller (they/them), Casting Director at with a link to your tape on Youtube or Vimeo and a copy of your Headshot/Resume in one pdf. Please title your email "THE ART OF BOWING- (insert actor name) Self Tape"

If you'd like to be considered for a Principal Role, tapes are due this Saturday, May 20th. If you'd like to be considered for an understudy track, tapes will be due next Friday, May 26th.

Time Commitment:

Time Commitment:
First Rehearsal: 5/23/2023
First Tech: 7/2/2023
First Preview: 7/7/2023
Opening Night: 7/12/2023
Industry: 7/25/2023
Double Performance: 8/6/2023
Closing: 8/6/2023
Extension: 8/13/2023

Rehearsals on weeknights will start 6/6:30-9:30/10pm, and Sunday rehearsals are 11:30/12:00- 4:30/5pm.

Tech Schedule:
Sunday July 2nd: Tech Day #1 10 AM - 7 PM
Monday July 3rd: Tech Day #2 6 PM - 11 PM
Tuesday July 4th: Actors off/designer notes as needed
Wednesday July 5th: Tech Day #3 6 PM - 11 PM
Thursday July 6th: Final Dress (w/ photos), 7:30 PM
Friday July 7th: First preview, 7:30 PM
Saturday July 8th, Second preview, 7:30 PM
Sunday July 9th, final preview, 3 PM

Wednesday July 12th, Opening Night, 7:30 PM
Performances continue as follows until August 6th or August 13th if extended:
Thurs - Sat @ 7:30
Sun @ 3:00

Exceptions to note:
Industry Night, Tuesday July 25th, 7:30 PM
Understudy Performance, Wednesday July 2nd, 7:30 PM

Rehearsals and performances will be at the Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
1331 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Character Type/Restrictions:

Sides Here:

AKWASI: a black man, 20s-30s. An actor who refuses to call himself an actor. A hardened idealist.
FARAH: a brown woman, 20s-30s. An actor. A traveller with some baggage.
ENOCH: a white man, 20s-30s. An actor's actor. Takes his ham very seriously. ROLE ALREADY CAST; SEEKING U/S

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