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The House Theatre of Chicago


Category: Equity/Non-Equity
Pay: Yes

Seeking non-white, late 30s - mid-60s actor with strong rock star vocals and (preferably) guitar abilities for The House Theatre of Chicago's world premiere of Verboten, with music and lyrics by Jason Narducy, book by Brett Neveu, directed by The House Artistic Director Nathan Allen and music directed by House Company Member Matthew Muniz.

1983. Chicago. It's do-or-die for Verboten-a band made up of outsider teens with seriously complex home lives. As they gear up for a show at The Cubby Bear that is sure to change their lives forever, can they keep their parents from destroying the fabric of their self-made punk rock family? With lyrics and music by Verboten's original guitarist Jason Narducy (Split Single, Superchunk, Bob Mould) and book by Brett Neveu (Odradek, Pilgrim's Progress, Traitor), Verboten is inspired by the true story of Chicago's own young punks.

Category: AEA CAT Tier 2
(EMC and non-union actors are welcome to submit)
** all actors will have an MRE, with typical blackout dates, as well as an understudy

Strong singer and guitarist, non-white; reads late-30s to mid-60s

Rock fan, depressed, lonely but still there for everyone; a really good dad who's just trying his best

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals beginning Monday, December 9th, 2019
Tech beginning Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Previews beginning Thursday, January 16th
Run Sunday, January 26th thru Sunday, March 8th
Thursdays thru Saturdays @ 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays @ 3:00pm (except opening night @ 7:00pm)

** HELD Matinee Saturday, February 1st
** HELD Event Tuesday, February 4th
** ADDED Student Matinee Thursday, February 13th
** ADDED Industry Night Monday, February 24th
** HELD Thursday, February 27th

*** Pick-up / Understudy rehearsals Wednesdays Jan 29th and Feb 5th (ALL ACTORS AND UNDERSTUDIES CALLED)
*** 5 performances per week
*** All performances at The Chopin Theatre: 1543 W. Division Street, Chicago IL
*** Actors not called for Strike

Contact Info:
Interested parties should submit their digital headshots and resumes to with their full name and show title (Verboten) as the subject heading.

Please note all instruments played (and skill level), as well as vocal range and experience in email.

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Posted Date: Nov 4, 2019