Ragtime - Chicago EPA


Ragtime - Chicago EPA

Marriott Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire, IL

Job Details




Ragtime - Chicago EPA


Call Type: EPA

Special Agreement $774/wk min

Nick Bowling: Director
Andy Hite: Lead Artistic Director
Peter Marston Sullivan: Associate Artistic Director

Rehearsals: Thursday, January 4th
Previews: January 24th
Press: January 31st
Close: March 25th

No performers under 18 are being seen at this time. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to attend.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Actors and singers for the 2018 production of RAGTIME.


RAGTIME | Character Breakdown Rehearsals: Thursday, January 4th Previews: January 24th
Press: January 31st

Close: March 25th

Booker T. Washington

The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century. Age: 45 to 55

To play Immigrants, Citizens of New Rochelle and Harlem, Coalhouse supporters, reporters, and various other supporting roles.
Age: Various

Coalhouse Walker Jr.

A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough.
Age: 30s

Emma Goldman
The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City. Age: 30 to 40

Evelyn Nesbit
The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband. Age: 18 to 25

Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind. Age: 30 to 45

Mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything. Age: 50 to 65

Henry Ford
An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company. Age: 35 to 45

Harry Houdini
The famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist.
Age: 25 to 35

J.P. Morgan
The rich, famous financier. Age: 60 to 65

Little Boy
Mother and Father's son. Curious. Kind. Age: 8 to 12

Little Girl
Tateh's daughter, a young Latvian girl in a new home. Age: 7 to 10

A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right. Age: 30s

A washwoman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden. Age: 18 to 25

Sarah's Friend
A friend of Sarah's who attends her funeral. Age: 18 to 25

A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter. Age: 30 to 40

Willie Conklin
A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car. Age: 25 to 40

Younger Brother
Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.
Age: 20 to 30

Equity members may schedule appointments online through the member portal beginning Thursday July 20th at 12pm.



Audition Information


Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657-3205

Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Possible extension to 4pm based on signups/turnout


Please prepare one 16 to 32 bar cut, and bring a second in case the Artistic Team needs to hear more. An accompanist will be provided. Bring music in your key.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult