Overview

Pay Rate: $500 stipend

PrideArts is now accepting video submissions for the Chicago premier of Tommy On Top by Chris Woodley.  Jay Espano will direct.

Tommy On Top is a laugh out loud bedroom farce about a closeted hunky actor, Tommy Miller, who is about to become the first gay actor to win an Oscar – if he plays his cards right and keeps his queerness at bay.

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday May 7.  Our typical rehearsal schedule is Monday – Friday 630p to 10p and Saturdays 10a to 2p.  Previews will be Friday June 10 through Tuesday June 14.  Opening is Wednesday June 15 and will run through Sunday July 17.  Performances are Thursday – Saturday at 730p and Sunday at 3p.  There will be no performances on Monday June 13 and Sunday June 26.

We ask that you submit your video audition to prideartsactor@gmail.com no later than Friday April 29.  Audition sides are available HERE.  Please have someone off-screen reading the other lines in the provided sides.  In-person callbacks will be held at The PrideArts Center (4139 N Broadway) on Monday May 2 and Tuesday May 3.  Please bring proof of Covid vaccinations and booster(s).

Due to the nature of some of the scenes, an intimacy choreographer and fight choreographer will be hired.

Character Type/Restrictions:

All roles require that the actor has good comedic timing and be adept at physical comedy.

Tommy (30-40’s, all ethnicities, male identifying):  Charming gay actor who presents himself as a straight man. Must be believable as a muscular Hollywood heartthrob. The role requires the actor to be in their underwear on stage.  They must be comfortable with intimacy.

George (30-40’s, all ethnicities, male identifying):  Tommy’s boyfriend who is a hairstylist with an obsession with musical theater.  Must be able to pull off an Irish accent.  The role requires the actor to be in their underwear on stage.  They must be comfortable with intimacy.

Molly  (20-30’s, all ethnicities, female identifying):  Tommy’s drunken sister.  Energetic and life of the party.

Eddie (40-50’s, all ethnicities, male identifying):  Tommy’s self-centered, Trump-loving Republican talent agent.  Vicious, offensive and terribly camp.

Judy (40-50’s, BIPOC, female identifying): Renowned talent agent to the stars. Business-like, sharp and the epitome of sophistication.

Kiki (30-40’s, BIPOC, female identifying):  Influential celebrity blogger and columnist who will savagely do anything to get her gossips.

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