Actors and actresses of all ages are encouraged to audition. The gender breakdowns are as follows:
Male: Lear, Kent, Albany, Cornwall, Oswald, Edgar, Edmund
Female: Goneril, Regan, Cordelia
Male or Female: Fool, Gloucester
It is the policy of Darkwood Drama, LLC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Audition Dates/Times: October 16-21
Monday-Wednesday: 9-12pm, 2-5pm, 6-9pm
Thursday-Friday: 9-12pm, 2-5pm
Saturday: 9-12pm, 2-5pm
Callbacks October 23 and 24 3-9pm
Pay: The play includes 12 major roles. Compensation for each of these roles will range from a minimum of $300/week to $500/week, depending on the varying demands of the roles and the performer's experience.
Auditions will be held at Chopin Theatre Studio: 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642
Day time availability for rehearsals is preferential, willing to be malleable if the right cast comes together. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 2, 2018. By which time, it is expected that lines be memorized. There will be a rigorous 7 week rehearsal schedule concluding in two, 4-performance weekends that will start on February 15 and end on February 25.
Note: A tentative rehearsal schedule can be acquired, upon request.
Material To Prepare:
Actors and actresses who have a particular interest in any of the roles are encouraged to prepare a scene sample for that role, from the play.