Overview

Pay Rate: CAT IV-V $626 -800 $ per week minimum pending equity approval
Audition Date and Time: Wed, March 11; Thurs, March 12; Fri, March 13, 10AM-4PM, lunch from 12:30-1PM
Audition Location: Actors' Equity Association - Chicago 557 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60661, Please dial 011 for entry

Lookingglass is seeking actors and movers for various roles in our 2020-2021 Lookingglass Mainstage Season.

In the room will be:

Phil Smith – Ensemble Member and Producing Director
Kareem Bandealy – Ensemble Member and New Works Manager
Gracie Meier – Artistic Coordinator

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare one (1) contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes OR one (1) 2-minute movement piece. The movement piece can be improvised, but should contain narrative storytelling and feature your special skills. Please list musical, acrobatic, and circus skills.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Our season remains unannounced, but we are excited to witness performers ages 18-88 who embody
any qualities found in the following:

- Unexpected heroines
- Castaways with a question or two, and acrobats with an answer
- First generation Asian American renegades
- Their husbands, wives, grandmas, uncles, and cousins
- Creatures, muses, and tutors
- Irascible Frenchmen
- Movers and dancers looking for a little purpose
- Deadbeat monsters, the worst of the worst
- Those who feel stuck, thirsty, and alone
- Those who defy familial expectation
- Those who think deeply and feel even deeper

Vague, we know, but please take this opportunity to bring as much of yourself to us as you’d like. Our
work is often new and certainly revisited; we believe in a performer’s ability to not only transform
themselves to best suit a character, but to also transform the pre-conceived notions that encompass a character by bringing their own identity and experiences to the work. We are greatly influenced by the performers within our productions, and welcome you to audition with the intent of collaboration. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@lookingglasstheatre.org