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Edge of the Wood Theatre


Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend

Edge of the Wood Theatre, 6736 N Loleta Avenue, Chicago, announces auditions for its Resident Theatre production of Middletown by Will Eno on November 19-20 from 7-9pm.

Middletown is a deeply moving and funny play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.

Available Roles
Cop: 30s-50s. The authority in town. Not above violence since it's in the natural order of things.

Mrs. Swanson: late 20s - late 30s. Married but alone and pregnant in a new town. Can't quite come to terms with...everything.

John Dodge: 30s-40s. Divorced. Seemingly always between jobs. Anxious. Searching. Alone.

Mechanic: 30s-40s. Town addict. Town philosopher.

Sweetheart: 13-18: Has a mild mental disability. Notices things.

These 13 roles will be played by 6 actors, likely in the following groupings.

Public Speaker/Greg (Astronaut)/Landscaper; Tour Guide/Attendant 2; Male Tourist/Attendant 1; Female Tourist/Woman in Audience; Man in Audience/Janitor; Freelancer/Male Doctor

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals run Monday-Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons beginning in February. Performances run March 20-29, 2020.

Material To Prepare:
One-minute contemporary monologue.

Contact Info:
Email producer John Chambers at to schedule an appointment.

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Audition Dates:

Nov 19 7-9pm
Nov 20 7-9pm
Posted Date: Nov 1, 2019