Oak Park Festival Theatre
Oak Park, IL
Call Type: EPA
CAT I $254/week minimum
Lucy Carr- Casting Director
Barbara Zahora- Interim Artistic
Director Jhenai Mootz- Managing Director
See Breakdown for specific rehearsal and performance dates.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Actors for the upcoming 2019 season. See Breakdown for details.
We are examining the role of gender in our lives more closely than ever before. What does it mean to be masculine, or feminine – both, or neither? What limitations are there in being a woman...or a man? In the workplace and in our personal lives, we continue to ask: Who is stronger? Who is more trustworthy? How does each need the other? Oak Park Festival Theatre brings this conversation to the forefront with our 2019 Season.
ELIZABETH REX By: Timothy Findley Directed by: Barbara Zahora “If you teach me how to be a woman, I will teach you how to be a man.” Cast: 7 Male-Identified, 2 Gender - non conforming, 4 Female-Identified. DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Production: ELIZABETH REX by: Timothy Findley Directed by: Barbara Zahora Outdoors in Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave, Oak Park IL 60301 First Read: TBD (Spring 2019) Rehearsals: start May 20, 2019 . Rehearsing Monday- Wednesday nights 6:30-11pm, Sat 10-6p and Sun 10-5p. Tech: June 11-14 Previews: June 15-20 Performances: June 21-July 21, 2019. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 8p, Sun at 7p. Strike: July 22. All rehearsals and performances will be outdoors in Austin Gardens unless otherwise notified.
ELIZABETH REX Will: William Shakespeare, actor-playwright and shareholder of the Lord Chamberlain’s men. 52 in the present, but 37 on the night in question.
Ned: Edward Lowenscroft, actor. Plays Beatrice. A leading lady who is dying. Mid-30s.
Jack: Jonathan Edmund, actor. Plays Benedick. Dashing, in his prime. Late 30s to early 40s.
Matt: Matthew Welles, actor. Plays Claudio. Early 20s.
Percy: Percy Gower, character actor. Plays Watch. 60s.
Harry: Henry Pearle, actor. Plays Hero. A beautiful young man inside and out. To play 18 years old.
Tom: Tom Travis, boy actor. Plays Margaret. To play late teens.
Tardy: Kate Tardwell, the wardrobe mistress or “tire woman”. 50s-60s. (SEEKING UNDERSTUDY ONLY)
Luddy: Luddy Beddoes, character actor Plays Friar Francis. 40s-50s.
Stanley: Lady Mary Stanley. Maid of Honor to the Queen. Late 20s.
Elizabeth: Queen Elizabeth I. 60s. (SEEKING UNDERSTUDY ONLY) Henslowe: Anne, Countess of Henslowe, lady-in-waiting to the Queen. 70s. Cecil- Lord Robert Cecil, Private Secretary to the Queen. Late 30s - early 40s.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By: William Shakespeare Directed by: Melanie Keller “I cannot be a man with wishing; therefore I will die a woman with grieving.” Cast: 13 performers. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by: William Shakespeare Directed by: Melanie Keller Outdoors in Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave, Oak Park IL 60301 First Read: TBD Rehearsals begin July 1. Rehearsing Mon-Wed nights 6:30-11p, Sat 10-6p and Sun 10-5p. Tech: July 23-26. Previews: July 27-August 1 Performances: August 2-31, 2018. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 8p, Sun at 7p. The final week will run Wed-Sat at 8p. Strike: Sept 2. All rehearsals and performances will be outdoors in Austin Gardens unless otherwise notified.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
LEONATO, Governor of Messina
HERO, his daughter
BEATRICE, his niece
ANTONIO, Leonato’s Brother
MARGARET, gentlewomen to Hero
URSULA, gentlewomen to Hero
DON PEDRO, Prince of Aragon
COUNT CLAUDIO, a young lord from Florence
BENEDICK, a gentleman from Padua
DON JOHN, Don Pedro’s brother
BORACHIO, Don John’s follower
CONRADE, Don John’s follower
DOGBERRY, Master Constable in Messina
VERGES, Dogberry’s partner
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Actors' Equity Association - Chicago
557 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 at the front door.
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Please prepare 1 Shakespeare and 1 “modern” (written before 1950) monologue in the style of Shaw/Wilde/O’Neill/etc. not to exceed 1 minute EACH. Please bring 2 copies of your headshot and resume, stapled and cut to size.