Pay Rate: Understudy: $75 a week
Audition Date and Time: Friday 2/7/2020, 4:00-8:00pm
Audition Location: Historic Chicago Temple, 77 W Washington St Pierce Hall (Basement)
Contact Person Email: casting@silkroadrising.org
Contact Person Name: Corey Pond

Silk Road Rising is seeking two understudies for their upcoming production of My Dear Hussein by Nahal Navidar, directed by Tlaloc Rivas.

A child, a toy dog, and a ruthless dictator walk into a war zone and fanciful imagination breaks free. This surrealistic tale of a four-year-old Iranian girl unfolds amidst the carnage of the Iran-Iraq War. The lines between playful fantasy and brutal warfare are gradually blurred as ugly realities become harder to mask.

To submit: Please email headshot and resume to Corey Pond at casting@silkroadrising.org. In the body of your email, please indicate what role you would like to be seen for and any conflict you have with the audition timeframe.
Please note – a submission does not guarantee an audition

Material to Prepare:

Sides will be provided.

Time Commitment:

First Rehearsal: Week of February 17, 2020
First Preview: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Opening: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Closing: Sunday, April 19, 2020

Understudies start at first rehearsal and in addition to attending principle rehearsals, they also have a weekly rehearsal for the understudies.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Please note that all characters are to be played by adult actors. The characters are Iranian, but we are open to actors of color for the understudy positions.

HUSSEIN. Parvaneh’s life-sized toy dog, her protector, confidant and best friend.

JAVAD. 8, The youngest child in his family, Parvaneh’s best neighbor friend.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@silkroadrising.org