Overview

Pay Rate: $375 stipend
Audition Date and Time: Saturday, August 6, 2022: 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday, August 7, 2022: 10 AM to 5 PM
Audition Location: Invictus Theatre 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue Chicago, IL 60660
Contact Person Email: invictustheatrecasting@gmail.com

Description:
Invictus Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the first production of our 2022-23 season, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Charles Askenaizer. This is a non-union production.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, August 6, 2022: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022: 10 AM to 5 PM

Callback Dates:
Thursday, August 11, 2022: 6 PM to 10 PM

Audition Location:
Invictus Theatre
1106 W. Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

Please bring proof of your COVID vaccination status to the audition, as well as a mask to wear in the lobby area. You will not be required to wear a mask during your audition or during performances. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID to participate in this audition and production if cast.

Actor stipend is $375

Invictus Theatre does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or productions.

To Request an Audition: please complete the application and upload your resume and headshot at https://forms.gle/6e4ufk7EXNH1zozF6

Material to Prepare:

Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script.

Time Commitment:

REHEARSALS:
Will begin Saturday, September 10, 2022, and take place:
Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sundays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

SHOW DATES:
October 20, 2022 – November 20, 2022
Previews: October 20-23, 2022
Press Opening: October 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: Mondays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Rehearsals and performances will take place at Invictus Theater, 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

Character Type/Restrictions:

Actor Roles: Please note - most roles are double, triple cast or more; some descriptions below briefly describe one or more characters in the track.

The roles of Brutus, Caesar, Casca, Calphurnia, Young Cato, and Lucius have been precast.

Actor 1: Metellus Cimber, Flavius, Clitus, Second Soldier (20’s-40’s Open gender. Open ethnicity) A conspirator, a tribune, and a soldier.
Actor 2: Cinna, Murellus, Messala (30’s-50’s Open Gender. Open Ethnicity.) A conspirator, a tribune, a soldier.
Actor 3: Decius Brutus, Pindarus, Cobbler, First Plebeian (20’s-30’s Open Gender. Open ethnicity) Persuasive speaking conspirator. Witty cobbler.
Actor 4: Lepidus, Trebonius, A Poet, Volumnius (30’s-40’s. Male identifying. Open ethnicity.) A mediocre leader of the triumvirate, historically overthrown. Will be asked to prepare a 2-minute Shakespeare monologue as an audition piece in addition to side.
Actor 5: Julius Caesar (50’s-60’s. Male Identifying.) This role has been precast.
Actor 6: Mark Antony (30’s-40’s. Male identifying. Actor of Color.) Brilliant rhetorician and a soldier. Close friend to Caesar. Is also a reveler.
Actor 7: Cassius (40’s-50’s. Male identifying. Open ethnicity.) Calculating. Manipulative. Hot tempered.
Actor 8: Marcus Brutus (30’s. Male identifying. White. Precast) This role has been precast.
Actor 9: Casca, First Soldier, Messenger, Fourth Plebeian, Dardanius (40’s-50’s. Male Identifying. White.) This role has been precast.
Actor 10: Caius Ligarius, Soothsayer, Strato, Antony’s Servant (50’s-60’s. Male identifying. Open ethnicity.) A sickly conspirator. Blind to this world but has great supernatural vision.
Actor 11: Octavius Caesar, Popilius Lena, Cinna the Poet, Carpenter, Caesar’s Servant (Early 20’s. Open gender. Open ethnicity.) Historically, a weak and sickly boy who Antony underestimates. Turns into a brilliant political and military leader.
Actor 12: Calphurnia, Second Plebeian, Young Cato, Lucius (30’s-60’s. Female identifying. Open ethnicity.) This role has been precast.
Actor 13: Cicero, Publius, Titinius, Fifth Plebeian (20’s-30’s. Male identifying. Open ethnicity.)  A senator.
Actor 14: Artemidorus, Octavius’s Attendant, Lucilius (50’s-60’s, Open Gender, Open Ethnicity) One who attempts to warn Caesar of the conspiracy.
Actor 15: Portia, Third Plebeian (30’s. Female identifying. Open ethnicity.) Strong willed. Daughter of a great stoic and wife of Brutus.

 

Invictus Theatre does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or productions.