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Theatre In The Dark

A War of the Worlds

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend + Profit Share

Theatre in the Dark announces auditions for live audio presentation: A War of the Worlds. Adapted by Mack Gordon and Corey Bradberry

After a successful live, audio-only, broadcast of Three Stories Up, we continue to explore soundscapes, performance, and live audio with this contemporary, Chicago-based update to the HG Wells classic.

Seeking: An ensemble of versatile performers with experience/interest in virtual audio-based performance. Also seeking two "swing" understudies with guaranteed performances.

Character Breakdown, submissions, & more info at

Play Synopsis: H.G. Wells enters the 21st century as a Chicagoland science journalist thrust into the events of an alien invasion after a meteor from the "Red Planet" Mars crashes outside the suburbs of the city at the start of the new decade. Separated from family, friends and everything they've ever known, the eclectic cast of Chicagoland characters must do everything in their power to survive as the world comes crashing down around them. As the Martians reveal their deadly Heat-Ray and their true intentions, whirling our characters into hair-raising chases across Chicago, one question remains: is life on Earth doomed? Come with us into the dark and let your imagination run wild.

Time Commitment:
Auditions due 9pm, Sunday, July 12.

Callbacks: afternoons/evenings of Monday; July 26; Tuesday, July 27; Wednesday, July 28 (virtual or in-person)

First Rehearsal: Sunday, September 13. A condensed, part-time rehearsal schedule will be created with the performers' schedules in mind.

Tech: Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11

1st Preview: Tuesday, October 13

1st Performance: Thursday, October 15

Performances: Tuesdays through Sundays, October 15 - Nov 21 @ 8pm Central, w/ some relief from understudies.

Contact Info:
Please submit an audio recording, no video auditions will be accepted.

Material: Submit the side provided at Memorization is not necessary and will not be necessary for the entirety of production.

Submit audition, with headshot and resume, through the Google Form at

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Posted Date: Jun 25, 2020