Northlight Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.18.21)


Northlight Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.18.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Northlight Theatre
Skokie, IL

Job Details



LORT Non-Rep
$739 weekly minimum (LORT D)

Viewing auditions:
Casting Director: Claire Simon, CSA
Casting Associate: Cassidy Price
Casting Assistant: Cameron Iggins
Northlight Casting Associate: Leean Kim Torske

See breakdown for production-specific personnel.

See breakdown for production dates.

Actors unable to submit a video audition may send headshot/resume to for future consideration.

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 submit.

Equity actors for roles in 2021-22 season (see breakdown). It is the intention of Northlight Theatre to understudy all Equity roles with non-union actors.

Northlight Theatre is interested in seeing all actors at this EPA: actors of any race, gender, age and ability are encouraged to audition, regardless of the character descriptions for the plays in our upcoming season. Local Chicago actors encouraged to submit.


SONGS FOR NOBODIES by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley ALREADY CAST
1st Rehearsal - 9/7/2021
1st Preview - 9/23/2021
Opening - 10/1/2021
Closing - 10/31/2021 Extension
Closing - 11/7/2021

ACTOR - Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas (ALREADY CAST)

MR. DICKENS' HAT (World Premiere) by Michael Hollinger, directed by David Catlin
1st Rehearsal - 10/26/2021
1st Preview - 11/26/2021
Opening - 12/3/2021
Closing - 1/2/2022
Extension Closing - 1/9/2022

Character descriptions as detailed by playwright

All roles require strong singers who can hold pitch and harmonize when singing in small ensembles. (Any additional instrumental skills are a plus). The style asks actors to perform both truthfully and with bold character choices, as they move between colorful Dickensian character types -- often across ages, genders, nationality, region, social class -- and ensemble narration. A good ear for accents is valuable, and a sense of play essential.

The play is designed to be performed by six actors - three male, three female - with the following doubling:


TWO (male) - NED/COUNTESS/STYFFLIP/MUM - Ned is a youth, probably two to four years older than Kit (who is 12). This role should be played, however, by a young adult actor that is able to also play a number of adult roles, including an extravagan French Countess and dry, upper-crust manservant.


FOUR (male) - MR. GARBLETON/GNAT/OLD ENGINEER/POLLY - Mature; 30s to 60s. This actor should be able to age up or down and change gender between roles, primarily the scattered hatmaker Garbleton and henchman/sidekick Gnat.

FIVE (female) - LADY PLUME/WITSLOW - Mature; 30s to 60s. This actor should be able to age up or down and change gender between roles, primarily the aristocratic Lady Plume and Cockney bobby Witslow.

SIX (male) - FATHER/FLEECE - Mature; 30s to 60s. This actor should be able to age up or down and toggle between the gentle Father and the wily Fleece, the conniving engine of the story.

FIREFLIES by Donja R. Love, directed by Mikael Burke
1st Rehearsal - 12/28/2021
1st Preview - 1/20/2022
Opening - 1/28/2022
Closing - 2/20/2022
Extension Closing - 2/27/2022

Character descriptions as detailed by playwright

OLIVIA - W, Black, early thirties; she's weary -- it's as if she's carrying the weight of this fiery world. She writes a lot, she smokes a lot, she stares off a lot, she hears bombs a lot.

CHARLES - M, Black, early thirties; Olivia's husband, he's a preacher. Though he drinks a lot, it's something about him that we like -- that makes us feel like he's the type of man that can lead people through the smoke and into the promise land.

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tasia A. Jones
1st Rehearsal - 3/22/2022 or 3/29/2022 TBD
1st Preview - 4/14/2022
Opening - 4/22/2022
Closing 5/15/2022
Extension Closing - 5/22/2022

Character descriptions as detailed by playwright

ESTHER - 35, African-American (ALREADY CAST)

MRS. DICKSON - 50s, African-American

MRS. VAN BUREN - 30s, white American

MR. MARKS - 30s, Romanian Jewish immigrant (ALREADY CAST)

Mayme - 30s, African-American (ALREADY CAST)

GEORGE - 30s, Barbadian immigrant (ALREADY CAST)

DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE by Ken Ludwig, directed by TBD
1st Rehearsal - 6/14/2022
1st Preview - 7/7/2022
Opening - 7/15/2022
Closing - 8/7/2022
Extension Closing - 8/21/2022

Character descriptions as detailed by playwright

JACK - in his early 30s. He is reserved and wears khakis of some sort to suggest he's in the Army.

LOUISE - a little younger, outgoing and stylish

Please prepare a 2 minute monologue. Submit via email a self-taped video. Please submit via Vimeo, Google Drive or DropBox in a downloadable format. Please slate your name in a full body shot. When performing, the frame should be waist up. If you are using an iPhone, please video in horizontal/landscape orientation, not vertical/portrait. Make sure you are in a well-lit room/space.

Deadline: 06/18/2021





LORT Non-Rep $739 weekly minimum (LORT D)