Overview

Pay Rate: $200 stipend
Audition Date and Time: Zoom Auditions Tuesday September 8th from 9a-2p and Wednesday September 9th from 5-8pm.
Contact Person Email: brittany@stagelefttheatre.com

Stage Left Theatre is excited to announce zoom auditions for our upcoming virtual production of The Project(s) written by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. The production will be directed by Christian Helem and stage managed by Devonte Washington. This documentary play explores public housing in Chicago through interviews with scholars, teachers, community members, and Chicago Public Housing residents.

Zoom Auditions Tuesday September 8th from 9a-2p and Wednesday September 9th from 5-8pm. Callbacks on zoom will be hosted on Sept 14th from 5-8pm. If unavailable during these times, a recorded video audition submission will be Important Rehearsal Information: Reliable internet, a computer or ipad, and some space to move around behind you. Please note this is a three act ensemble piece that spans a few decades. Each actor will be playing a couple main roles, but everyone will be a part of the company and play multiple smaller characters. An ability to take risks and play is a must!
accepted.

As with everything in 2020, performances will be looking a bit different for this production since all will be live performances, yet over zoom! Performance dates: Friday-Sunday Nov 4-22, 6-8 performances total. Rehearsals will begin in late September and run through October, days will be dependent upon actors availability (all will be virtual). Each actor will receive a $200 stipend being a part of this virtual production.

To submit, please email headshot and resume to brittany@stagelefttheatre.com by September 6th. Stage Left Theatre is committed to finding BIPOC artists to support this work in all aspects of production. We’re currently connecting with organizations who can help with community outreach for this play in order for these true stories to be more accessible to the south and west side communities in Chicago.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Open Roles:
ACTOR 1: African-American woman, thirties (includes TGNC actors)
Doreen Ambrose, 39, former resident of Cabrini Green
Elizabeth Wood, first Executive Director of the Chicago Housing Authority (1937-1954)

ACTOR 2: African-American woman, fifties (includes TGNC actors)
Miss Hallie Amey, 88, former LAC president and resident of Wentworth Gardens
Leona Parks, 75, former resident of Robert Taylor Homes

ACTOR 3: African-American woman, fifties ((includes TGNC actors)
Miss Beatrice Harris, 68, current LAC president and resident of Wentworth Gardens
Jacki Greer, 50, former resident of Robert Taylor Homes

ACTOR 4: African-American woman, forties (includes TGNC actors)
Annie Smith, 50, former resident of Ida B. Wells & Darrow Homes

ACTOR 5: African-American woman, twenties(includes TGNC actors)
Deborah Morgan, late 40’s, former resident of Robert Taylor Homes
Vickie Harris, 40, youngest daughter of Miss Harris

ACTOR 6: African-American man, twenties (includes TGNC actors)
Sgt. Mark Van Giesen, 50, Chicago Police Department, former staff sergeant for Robert
Donny Ambrose, 16, son of Doreen Ambrose

ACTOR 7: African American man, thirties (includes TGNC actors)
Dr. Bradford Hunt, 45, Professor of Social Sciences, Roosevelt University
Steve Jones, 40, former gang member & resident of Washington Park Homes & Stateway

ACTOR 8: African American man, fifties (includes TGNC actors)
Dr. Timuel Black, 95, a historian
Carl Bryant, 60, former resident of Ida B. Wells Homes
Interviewer, the authors of the play

To apply for this job email your details to brittany@stagelefttheatre.com