Haven Chicago is seeking submissions from experienced Shakespeare actors for external understudy roles in our upcoming production of TITUS ANDRONICUS directed by Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin.
TITUS Understudy Commitments:
-Understudies will be ready to perform their assigned role(s) by 1st preview.
-Understudies should attend at least two rehearsals, but are welcome to attend as many as they would like throughout the rehearsal period.
-Understudies must be present for tech, previews, and opening night.
US TAMORA - White woman, 30-45. The Queen of the Goths. Her and her son's are captured by Titus in war and brought back to Rome as a prize and quickly becomes Empress of Rome after marrying Saturninus. Tamora is on a mission to make Titus and all of Rome suffer. She is very calculated and uses her stunning beauty as a tool to get what she wants.
US ALARBUS & ENSEMBLE AS CAST - White man, 20 - 30. Alarbus is the eldest son of Tamora and is chosen for the ritual sacrifice by the Romans after the war. This actor will also understudy various messengers, commoners, and other world building roles. (The exact cutting of the script is still being worked out. Please let me know if you have any questions.)
US QUINTUS, MARTIUS, & MUTIUS/YOUNG LUCIUS - Black man, 20 - 30. Quintus, Martius, and Mutius are the younger sons of Titus. Quintus and Martius are framed for the murder of Bassianus and executed. Mutius returns home from war only to be killed by his father for helping Lavinia run off with Bassianus. Young Lucius is the son of Lucius and Titus's grandson. (The roles of MUTIUS & YOUNG LUCIUS are played by one actor so should be seen as one role.)
Haven is committed to diversifying Chicago stages by telling compelling stories through diverse lenses. We welcome folks of all races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, sizes, and abilities to submit and audition for our productions.
Designer Run - Saturday, February 1st, 2020 (Not Mandatory)
1st Tech - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
1st Preview - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Opening - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Closing - Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Possible Extension Closing - Saturday, March 21st, 2020