Overview

Pay Rate: Rehearsals -$18/hr; Performances $90/per performance
Audition Date and Time: 2/9 and 2/16 10am-12pm
Audition Location: 3323 Walters Ave. Northbrook,IL 60062
Contact Person Email: dkambach@nbparks.org
Contact Person Name: Drew Kambach

Northbrook Theatre announces auditions for ACROSS THE SAND: A PASSOVER THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE. Designed for children and families (best for ages 4 to 10 and their families), this immersive theatrical experience will bring the story of Passover to life using performance, live music, and sensory storytelling. Audiences will be seated in the round at long tables, and the action will unfold all around them.  The performance includes moments of sensory engagement between performer and audience members.

Seeking two male-identifying actor-musicians. One actor with instrumental experience in either banjo, mandolin, bass, or percussion and one actor who is primarily a singer. Actors should have an interest and/or experience in teaching artistry, experience with children a plus; actors who enjoy collaborative devising and improvisation; and actors who are interested in performing up-close and interacting with audiences as part of the performance experience.

ACROSS THE SAND: A THEATRICAL PASSOVER EXPERIENCE

  • Book and Lyrics by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman
  • Original Music by Ty Citerman

A basket carrying a baby floats down the Nile River…where is it going, and who will the baby become? Travel down the Nile, across Egypt, and through the Red Sea in immersive theatrical retelling of the Passover Story. Brought to life through storytelling, live music, table-top puppetry, and multi-sensory engagement, this theatrical event will bring the Passover story to life “as if you were there.”

To register for an audition timeslot, please email Drew Kambach at dkambach@nbparks.org with your acting resume. Please notate a preferred audition time and your chosen instrument.

Material to Prepare:

1.      Perform a short (45-60 seconds) poem.
2.      Perform 16 bars of a musical theater song or folk song with your instrument. 

Time Commitment:

Time Commitment: Tentative Rehearsal Schedule
Wednesday March 8, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 9. 10am-1pm
Sunday March 12, 10am-1pm (Alternative / Monday March 13)
Tuesday March 14, 10am-1pm
Wednesday March 15, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 16. 10am-1pm
Sunday March 19, 10am-1pm (Alternative / Monday March 20)
Tuesday March 21, 10am-1pm
Wednesday March 22, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 23, 10am-4pm
Friday March 24, 10am-4pm
Tentative Performance Schedule - 14 performances
March 29 @10am and 12pm
March 30 @10am and 12pm
April 1 @ 11am and 1pm
April 2 @ 11am and 1pm
April 7 @ 10am and 12pm
April 8 @ 11am and 1pm
April 9 @ 11am and 1pm

Character Type/Restrictions:

Seeking two male-identifying actor-musicians. One actor with instrumental experience in either banjo, mandolin, bass, or percussion and one actor who is primarily a singer. Actors should have an interest and/or experience in teaching artistry, experience with children a plus; actors who enjoy collaborative devising and improvisation; and actors who are interested in performing up-close and interacting with audiences as part of the performance experience.

To apply for this job email your details to dkambach@nbparks.org