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Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company

2020 Season Generals

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend

The Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for its 2020 season. Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities, genders/gender identities, body types, abilities, and ages. Previous classical-theatre training and/or experience strongly encouraged but not necessary. Stage Combat/Actor Combatant, Physical Theatre, Modern and Contemporary Dance, or Movement training encouraged. Please note that submission does not guarantee an appointment slot.

Our season involves nontraditional, radically queer casting, particularly for the roles of Madame Jewel, Romeo, and Juliet.

Madame Jewel
(an original adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie; adapted and directed by AccShakes Artistic Director James Anthony) Inspired by the 1980's dark cabaret and 1920's flair, a new twist on Strindberg's arises through poetry, modern movement, and the magic of a Midsummer's Eve.

Rehearsals and performances are scheduled between mid - April and June 2020.
Tentative first rehearsal: April 21. Tentative show run: Fridays - Sundays, May 29 - June 14. The full details are TBA.

Roles Available
Madame Jewel (Miss Julie)
Jean: the valet of the estate of the Count (Madame J's father)
Christine: the cook of the Count's estate; Jean's fiancee

Romeo and Juliet
(adapted and directed by AccShakes Ensemble Member Iris Sowlat)
Rehearsals and performances are scheduled between mid - July and September 2020. Tentative first rehearsal: July 6. Tentative show run: Fridays - Sundays, August 20 - September 6. The full details are TBA.

Auditions will be held at 5244 N Lakewood Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

Material To Prepare:
Actors/performers are asked to prepare one 2-minute classical monologue or two 1-minute monologues, one classical and one contemporary.

Performers are invited to present another talent as part of their audition, such as movement, dance, voice, music, stage combat, circus, or physical theatre. Other materials should not exceed 3 minutes.

Contact Info:
Email headshot/resume with the subject heading "Audition 2020 Season". In the body of the email message, please indicate your preferred audition day and time frame, and let us know how we can help with any accessibility accommodations you might need. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM on January 12, 2020. Auditions by invitation/appointment only, January 19 and 26, 2:00-8:00 PM. Callbacks tentatively scheduled for February 9, 2:00-8:00 PM.

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Audition Dates:

Jan 19 2-8pm
Jan 26 2-8pm
Posted Date: Jan 2, 2020