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Silk Road Rising


Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising are seeking one actor and two understudies for their upcoming co-production of Brahman/i: A one-hijra stand-up comedy show by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Andrew Volkoff. To submit: please email headshot and resume to Corey Pond at In the body of your email, please indicate any conflict you have with the audition timeframe. Please note - a submission does not guarantee an audition.

Pay: $150 a week for principal, $650 stipend for understudies


Brahman/i (MALE OR FEMALE, late 20s/early 30's, SOUTH ASIAN, seeking Understudy only): A Hijra (East Indian intersex person). He is male in Act 1, and she is female in Act 2. Brahman/I is both wickedly funny and vulnerable. Actor must possess impeccable comedic skills as well as versatility in playing numerous characters.

J (MALE, late 20s/early 30's, CAUCASIAN, seeking principal and understudy): A backup bass-player. He's that appealing strong silent type, most comfortable not being the focus. Must play a mean electric bass guitar and be able to say a lot with a little. Prefer that actor playing J has his own instrument.

Time Commitment:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6pm First day of Tech: Saturday, March 22, 2014 First Preview: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Press Opening: Thursday April 3, 2014 Scheduled Closing: Sunday, April 27, 2014 (planned extension to May 4th or beyond)

Material To Prepare:
For Brahman/i: Monologue, preferably comic. For J: Monologue and will also need to perform a short song on an acoustic or electric guitar.

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Audition Location:

Chicago Temple
77 W. Washington St
Chicago, IL

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Audition Dates:

Feb 4 12-5pm
Feb 5 Callbacks
Posted Date: Jan 21, 2014