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Broken Nose Theatre

This Is Only A Test

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend

Broken Nose Theatre is currently seeking ensemble and understudies for roles in THIS IS ONLY A TEST, by Eric Reyes Loo. The production will be directed by Toma Langston. Please note, all understudies have a guaranteed performance.

TW: This production contains use of gun shot sound effects, prop firearms and hand to hand combat. Content contains strong language, heavy discussion and simulation of high school lockdowns and drills. A fight director will be on staff for this production. Please read the play in its entirety before accepting an audition or role. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Nowadays, it could happen anywhere, at any time, and the faculty at Washington High have decided to take "being prepared" to a whole new level: through a series of Active Shooter Drills, their students will be trained on how to fight back. But as they're asked to quell violence by responding violently, four teenagers begin to wonder: if we're so prepared, why do we feel even more unsafe?

We are seeking the following ensemble tracks and understudy roles below:

Kramer, he/him, open ethnicity, a high school junior. He thinks he's a star. Involves intimacy.

Selma, she/her, POC, a high school junior. She thinks she's a loner.

Wynn, he/him, African-American, a high school senior. He thinks he's a winner. Involves intimacy.

MAN, he/him, open ethnicity, 35+ y/o
Plays Safety Consultant, Police Officer, Selma's Stepdad, Kramer's Dad, Lenore's Dad

WOMAN, she/her (CAST, looking for understudy only), open ethnicity, 35+ y/o
Plays Principal, Selma's Mom, Kramer's Mom, Lenore's Mom, Wynn's Mom and "The Shooter"

*Broken Nose Theatre prides itself on being a part of the Chicago Storefront initiative to create truly inclusive work and opportunity for all artists. We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on the gender binary, but invite transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary performers to read for the roles, cisgender or otherwise, they most identify with. We encourage actors of all types, backgrounds, gender, ability to audition. Unless a role specifies in the script, we will keep characters open to all backgrounds.

Time Commitment:
Venue: The Den Theatre
First Rehearsal: Monday March 23rd
Tech Week: April 27th through May 2nd
Previews: May 1st and 2nd
Soft Open: May 3rd
Press Open: May 4th
Understudy Night: May 27th
Closing: May 30th

Material To Prepare:
Sides will be sent out with audition confirmation.

Contact Info:
Actors can submit their headshots and resumes to Julia Skeggs, Casting Director. Auditions will be scheduled online and video submissions will be accepted up until Dec. 6th at 5 pm.

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Audition Location:

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

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Audition Dates:

Dec 7 10-3pm
Dec 8 Callbacks 10-12pm
Posted Date: Nov 26, 2019