We are seeking self-tape submissions for Jackalope’s Spring production of The Singularity Play, to be produced at the Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N Sheridan Rd.
Production information and a script with sides marked can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fDvlkz5XgUGARg_0oObqN8AroCkdL197?usp=share_link.
We are looking at the same sides (pp 48-52) for everyone for the first round, you can choose which role you’d like to read.
Audition form and video submissions to be submitted here: https://forms.gle/ddJs67MfrX8N495E6
Material to Prepare:
You may choose to read either Greg or Lauren, pages 48-52. Please have an offscreen reader read with you.
Rehearsals 5-6 days/week, evenings and weekends 4/2-5/17. Performances Thursday-Sunday 5/18-6/22, with Monday performances 6/10 and 6/17.
SEEKING ACTORS FOR:
DENISE - an AI playwright who has written a play called “The Uncanny Valley.” Denise is embodied in the second and third acts, but is merely a voice from a plastic “Alexa-like” device in the first act; also DENNIS
DENNIS - a future AI that animates a human body; a playwright
GREG - a straight, computer scientist at Google who has never really liked the theater; also SALEM
SALEM - a future, cyborg performer wary of in-world trends and anxious about disembodiment
LAUREN - an overworked, underpaid director of new plays; also HOLLIS
HOLLIS - a future, cyborg performer enjoying the surprises that come with embodiment.
HEIDI - a polite, new play actor, familiar with development rooms; also EMILY, also JULES
EMILY - a character in Denise’s play “The Uncanny Valley”
JULES - a future, cyborg performer whose wetware cannot regulate their grief
ALICE - an actor who probably should just be a director already; also ROYAL
ROYAL - a future, cyborg performer who loathes embodiment and has embraced an in-world life
JASON - an actor who’s expecting his first child; also QUINN
QUINN - a future, cyborg performer; a man-splainer in a post-gender world
HENRY - an actor who sees simulacra as forms of control; also FINLEY
FINLEY - a future, cyborg performer experimenting with embodied attraction
OCEAN - a future, cyborg director who practices in the old arts
SKYLER - a future AI who serves as a disembodied stage manager (voice only)
DAWN - a future human performer from Idaho. Female, 50s+
A note on casting: This play anticipates a future where the social construct of gender is obsolete. As such, gender should be a pliable thing for all performers. Generally everyone is mid 20s-40s, except DAWN, who should be in her 50s or older.
To apply for this job please visit drive.google.com.