Bailiwick Chicago is accepting submissions for general non-musical and musical auditions for the 2012-2013 season.
October 10th (Non-Musical) 3pm-10pm
October 13th (Musical) 11am-6pm
October 20th (Callbacks for See What I Wanna See) 12pm-5pm*
Scheduled appointments only, no walk-ins. Not all submissions will be scheduled to audition.
*Callbacks for Mahal and Bootycandy will be in December
See What I Wanna See by Michael John LaChiusa, directed by Lili-Anne Brown
February 14th - April 21st at Steppenwolf Garage
See What I Wanna See, a musical about lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption, was named by New York Magazine as one of the Best Musicals of 2005 and nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. It is based on three short stories by the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Mahal by Danny Bernardo, directed by Erica Weiss
June - July
Mahal is a new play about how one Filipino American family redefines itself after loss and reclaims their culture. One of the first plays about a Filipino American family, Mahal centers on the Reyes family dealing with the loss of their matriarch. As new relationships blossom and family bonds are tested, a long forgotten secret from the homeland threatens to tear the family apart. Dealing with themes of cultural identity, assimilation, homophobia, interracial and inter-generational relationships, Mahal examines what it truly means to be an American family.
Bootycandy by Robert O'Hara, directed by Lili-Anne Brown
June - July
Robert O'Hara took home a 2010 Helen Hayes Award for Antebellum, and he's cooking up an even saucier dish now. A rainbow of fresh lessons in sex education speaks the truth about growing up gay and African American. With outrageous humor and real heart, Bootycandy tests how we talk about our bodies at home, in church, and on the corner.
WE ARE SEEKING:
Filipino male, mid 20s
Caucasian male, late 20s to early 30s
African-American males, late 20s to 40s
Caucasian female, early to mid 20's
Filipino female, mid 20s
African-American females, mid 20s - mid 40s
SINGING ACTORS: (ANY ethnicity)
Males, 20s-30s, baritenor
Male, 30s-40s, strong baritone
Female, 20s, strong soprano belt
Female, 30s-40s, strong mezzo belt
Material To Prepare:
2 contrasting monologues, not to exceed 4 minutes total
1 story song, not to exceed 64 bars*
a short monologue and 32 bars of a story song, not to exceed 4 minutes total*
Bring a headshot and resume; singers, please bring your book.
*Accompanist will only be provided on the Musical Audition day, October 13th.