Overview

Pay Rate: $400.00/Week to $800.00/Week

EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY GENERAL SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED DIGITALLY THROUGH APRIL 29, 2022 FOR OUR UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF CLUE.
Mercury Theater Chicago is seeking Chicago-based performers over the age of 18 and based locally for our upcoming production of Clue.

Mercury Theater Chicago is committed to diversity and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages to submit.

WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?
Please prepare one comic monologue less than 3 minutes long which may highlight your physical comedy abilities. Most cell phones will give you high enough quality for your submission.

HOW SHOULD I SUBMIT?
Recording Instructions (please read carefully)
Most cell phones will give you high enough quality for your submission. Please film in “Landscape” (horizontal) mode, from the waist or the chest up. Please submit your video via a link to YouTube or Vimeo. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to take individual file attachments. Your submission must be sent as a link to a site that is stream ready. We are not able to accept WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or downloadable files at this time. For more privacy, you can mark your tape as “unlisted”—that way it will not be accessible by the public. If you protect your tape with a password, please include the password clearly written.

Please also include:

Your Headshot/Resume as one (1) PDF file attachment, labeled FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.
Your current Equity status (Non, EMC, Equity).
Please indicate if you are fully vaccinated and the date of your final inoculation.
All submissions should be sent to casting@mercurytheaterchicago.com

Please add casting@mercurytheaterchicago.com to your contacts

Material to Prepare:

EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY GENERAL SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED DIGITALLY THROUGH APRIL 29, 2022 FOR OUR UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF CLUE.

Please prepare one comic monologue less than 3 minutes long which may highlight your physical comedy abilities. Most cell phones will give you high enough quality for your submission.

Time Commitment:

Callbacks: May 15 and 16, 2022
First Rehearsal: September 20, 2022
Tech Rehearsals: begin October 8, 2022
First Preview: October 13, 2022
Closing: January 1, 2023.

Character Type/Restrictions:

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Some roles will be understudied.

YVETTE (female presenting, 20-30) A loyal and sexy, French Maid.

MISS. SCARLET (female presenting, 30-40) A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam, more interested in secrets than sex.

MRS. PEACOCK (female presenting, 40-60) The wealthy wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.

MRS. WHITE (female presenting, 30-40) A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.

COLONEL MUSTARD (male presenting, 40-60) A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.

PROFESSOR PLUM (male presenting, 30-40) An arrogant, academic, easily impressed by himself.

MR. GREEN (male presenting, 30-40) A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.

ENSEMBLE WOMAN (female presenting, 20-30) THE COOK, a gruff woman with a threatening presence. SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL, A tap dancer with a heart of gold.

ENSEMBLE MAN 1 (male presenting 30-40) MR. BODDY, a slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella. THE MOTORIST, a benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell. CHIEF OF POLICE, a cop who helps to save the day.

ENSEMBLE MAN 2 (male presenting 30-40) THE "BROKEN DOWN CAR" COP, a “Regular Joe.” BACKUP COP, backup for the chief.

WADSWORTH (male presenting 30-40) ROLE CAST, SEEKING AN UNDERSTUDY. A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play.

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 submit.