Victory Gardens 2019-20 Season - Chicago EPA Day 2 of 2 (03.08.19)

Victory Gardens 2019-20 Season - Chicago EPA Day 2 of 2 (03.08.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Victory Gardens Theater
Chicago, IL

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

CAT 3; $406/week minimum

Kanomé Jones - Casting and Producing Associate

See breakdown for specific rehearsal/performance dates.

Non-AEA are able to walk up and drop headshots off.

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 for the upcoming 2019-20 Season. See breakdown for details.


The Season has not yet been fully announced. Below is a general summary of the plays and what types are being sought for this season.

SHOW ONE - An ensemble-based story. Seeking actors of varying ages, ethnicities and gender identities - particularly seeking actresses late 30s - 40s for one role.

First Rehearsal: 8/13/19
Previews Begin: 9/6/19
Opening: 9/13/19
Closing: 10/13/19 Possible Extension through 10/20/19

SHOW TWO - A story centered around an African-American family. Seeking African-American male and female actors, ages 18-60.

First Rehearsal: 10/15/19
Previews Begin: 11/15/19
Opening: 11/22/19
Closing: 12/22/19 Possible Extension 12/29/19

By Lily Padilla
Directed by Marti Lyons

Your body is a weapon. So says Brandi, who starts teaching her peers self-defense after fraternity brothers assault one of her sorority sisters. Joined by two male classmates who show up in support, Brandi's peers learn how to fight back, while wrestling with their own complicated experiences and desires. But how much can a class actually teach them about protecting themselves—and asking for what they want? Visceral and provocative, How to Defend Yourself examines the impact of rape culture, on campus and beyond.

First Rehearsal: 12/30/19,
Previews Begin: 1/24/20,
Opening: 1/31/20,
Closing: 2/23/20,
Possible Extension through 3/1/20

Diana: 18, Female, Mexican American, freshman

Mojdeh: 18, Female, Iranian American, freshman

Brandi: 21, Female, White, senior. VP of the sorority.

Kara: 20, Female, Open ethnicity, junior. Sisterhood chair of the sorority.

Nikki: 19, Female, person of color, sophomore,

Andy: 20, Male, White, junior. Alpha Epsilon Theta

Eggo: 20, Male, person of color, junior.

SHOW FOUR Seeking actors of all types and ages
First Rehearsal: 3/3/20
Previews Begin: 3/9/20
Opening: 4/3/20
Closing: 4/26/20
Possible Extension through 5/3/20

SHOW FIVE Seeking actors of all types and ages

First Rehearsal: 5/5/20
Previews Begin: 5/29/20
Opening: 6/5/20
Closing: 6/28/20
Possible Extension through 7/5/20

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Victory Gardens Theater, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political persuasion or belief or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Friday, March 1st at noon.



Audition Information


Victory Gardens Biograph
2433 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-2414

Rehearsal Room on the second floor

Friday, March 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Please prepare two contemporary monologues not to exceed 4 mins. Monologues should be contrasting in style and tone.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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