Pay Rate: Stipend
Contact Person Email: comradeschicago@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Alison Plott

The Comrades are seeking two understudies for THE LAYOVER by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Sleeping With Other People, Bachelorette), directed by Drew Shirley.

About the show: Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. Can you ever really get to know somebody when you’re hiding so much yourself?

Material to Prepare:

Please submit a headshot and resume that highlights your performance experience and any potential conflicts you may have to comradeschicago@gmail.com by November 15. Please submit headshot and resume as ONE PDF file: Last, First_HSR.pdf.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals will start in early January 2020
Tech Weekend: February 15/16
Dress Rehearsals: February 18/19
Performances: February 20 - March 22, 2020
Performances at the Greenhouse Theater Center
*Understudy rehearsal attendance will be coordinated with the Production Stage Manager. Understudies are expected to attend one performance per week during the run.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Seeking the following:

  • 1 male-identifying actor to understudy the roles of DEX and KEVIN/ARNO.  Age: mid 30s to early 40s. Open ethnicity.
  • 1 female-identifying actor to understudy to the role of LILY. Age: 9-15. Open ethnicity.

DEX- (Male-identifying, late 30's) Romantic. Cynical. Defensive. Witty. Facing commitment and permanence with terror and reluctance. A survivor. Does not function well when alone with himself. An engineer. Please note this role involves intimacy and violence, the extent of which will be coordinated by an Intimacy/Violence Director.

KEVIN/ARNO- (Male-identifying, late 30s-early 40s) KEVIN is Shellie's unemployed husband. Sells Fred's prescriptions but isn't a drug dealer. Considers himself street smart. A fighter. A dreamer. Justifies every choice he's made. Emotional. ARNO is a private detective who has seen a lot of bad stuff, and takes his job seriously. He got into this line of work to keep people safe.

LILY- (Female-identifying, 9-14) Andrea's daughter. Product of a broken home and displaced resentment. Spoiled. Emotional. Secretly wants a father and mother figure to take care of her. A good kid deep down.

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