Overview

Pay Rate: Actors will be paid a stipend for the entirety of the process, and will be asked to sign a contract.
Audition Date and Time: Saturday, February 23; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Callbacks will be the evenings of 2/26-27
Audition Location: Pride Arts Center – The Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago
Contact Person Name: Email prideactor@gmail.com with the subject line “Valentina Audition – NAME” including your availability (for Saturday, Feb 23) and a digital copy of your headshot & resume to be considered.

Pride Films and Plays announces auditions for the upcoming Chicago premier of CASA VALENTINA by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Michael D. Graham.  PFP is committed to an expansive and inclusive casting process in regards to all gender identities/expressions, sexualities, disabilities, ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, age, language, country of origin, and other identities.

About the show: June, 1962.  Nestled in the Catskills, an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

Material to Prepare:

Sides will be provided upon confirmation of time slot.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals begin in late-May/early-June. Exact schedule TBD.

Previews begin August 22.

Opening is August 27; Closing is September 29.

Performances after opening are Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm; Sundays 3:30 pm

Character Type/Restrictions:

Seven men, aged 30 – 70s, some of whom appear only as their female alter-egos and the others who appear as both their male and female selves.

Two women, mid-40s to mid-50s, one co-owns and runs the bungalow with her husband; the other is the daughter of one of the older men.

(More character detail can be found on the Dramatists preview page for the script: https://www.dramatists.com/ previews/5069.pdf)

To apply for this job email your details to prideactor@gmail.com