Overview

Pay Rate: $500 stipend

PrideArts brings the British theatrical genre of panto to Chicago for the company’s holiday show – Jack Off The Beanstalk by Tom Whalley.  Director Bryan McCaffrey is currently accepting video submissions from actors who are interested in bringing this hilarious (and very adult) retelling of the English fairy tale to life.

Jack and his mother, Dame Trott, live in a tiny cottage in the shadow of a terrible giant. With the rent overdue they have no choice but to sell their beloved bovine pal, Fist the Cow.  And you know the rest of the story – magic beans, Green Cock —*ahem*, we mean Beanstalk – defeat the giant, rescue the princess, etc.

Rehearsals start on Monday October 10, 2022.  Previews are November 28 – 30, 2022, and opening is on Thursday December 1.  Closing is set for Sunday December 18.

Initial auditions will be via video submission. Please submit a 1-minute comedic, R-Rated monologue.  Think TYA…for adults.  Also include a 32 Bar cut of any contemporary pop song that shows off your voice and personality.

Submissions should be sent to prideartsactor@gmail.com.  Deadline is August 19th.  Please include “Jack” in the subject line of your email.  The date and time of callbacks is TBD.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Some characters were originally written along the gender binary, however the production team and PrideArts are committed to equitable casting.  Performers of all identities (racial, gender, sexual orientation, body type, etc.), are encouraged to audition for any roles.

  • Jack – The hero of our tale. Handsome, perky, and a little bit slow.
  • Jill – Damsel who refuses to be in distress…with a foul mouth!
  • Dame Trott – Jack’s mother. Fabulously over the top, always looking for her next male conquest. Traditionally performed in Drag.
  • Fleshlight – Mischievous villain who hates the villagers, and the Pantomime audience!
  • Fairy – All-knowing magical being, with a dry sense of humor.
  • Fist The Cow – Jack’s best friend who can no longer produce milk, but never fails to deliver an eye roll or sassy facial expression.

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