Sunsets on the Beach

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website Open Space Arts

Fighting the evils of homophobia and anti-semitism

Pay Rate: $200

Initial auditions are to be submitted via self-videos. Send 1 minute contemporary gay-themed or relevant monologue to with SUNSETS in the subject line. Make sure your headshot and resume are included with the submission. Submissions should be received by midnight (CST) on Thursday, November 16.
Callbacks will occur the following week, conducted via Zoom or in person.
Casting will be finalized by Thursday, November 27.
Nine performances in February in the Open Space Arts 20-seat venue on Wilson at Clark.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Open Space Arts seeks three actors for two classic one-act plays from Sunsets on the Beach by Cal Yoemans. These plays, last performed in Chicago in 1982, offer an intimate exploration of human sexuality and relationships from the pre-AIDS era. Kevin Wood directs the production.

Play One is a monologue featuring Henrietta, an aging drag star whose life has taken a turbulent turn. This character's journey delves into the complexities of gay life with heavy yet authentic language—the possibility of live singing scene but dependent on final casting.

Play Two explores the relationship between two men:

Dan:  (20s to 30s) A construction worker on a quest of self-discovery through anonymous encounters.
John: (40 or older) professor type who frequents a local rest area and who forges a deep connection with Dan.

Both roles require dance and movement skills and nudity.

For sides and additional details, please get in touch with Kevin at, as these plays are currently unpublished.

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