Glass Apple Theatre
Lighthouses in the Desert

Pay: Yes


Glass Apple Theatre is holding auditions for Lighthouses in the Desert. Written by Richard James Zieman. Directed by Cheryl Snodgrass

Gail is convinced that the explosive story she has pieced together through news clippings and eyewitness tales will make her neighbor Toni an overnight millionaire if she publishes the story, rescuing Toni from her life as a sex worker. But all is not as it seems, and the imminent destruction of their squalid apartment building means the elderly Gail is quickly running out of time before everything in her life is demolished beyond repair.

GAIL: female presenting, 70 years old. Energetic, eccentric, curious, a shut-in. A cross between Amanda Wingfield and a kindly bag lady, Gail's life has been phenomenally underwhelming, never living up to the dreams she once had for herself as a young girl.

THE GIRL: female presenting, early 20s. Gail's Inner Critic, her imaginary tormentor and confessor. The Girl is Gail's illusory version of the young lady she always wishes she had been: blunt, confident, independent, and razor-sharp.

TONI: female presenting, early 20s. Sold by her father into two different, disastrous marriages as a teenager, Toni is no nonsense. Almost against her will she has taken a maternal attitude towards Gail, whose eccentricities drive Toni to occasional bursts of anger. She has no illusions about herself and her life as a sex worker but worries greatly about what will happen to her elderly neighbor once their apartment building is demolished. Her kindness toward Gail is as confounding as it is compulsive.

The characters are all on the binary (she/her/hers), but we encourage cis-gender, gender-nonconforming, transgender, and non-binary performers of all ethnicities to audition for the role that most suits their type and voice.

Pay: $1,350 [$150 per week, 9 weeks]

Time Commitment:

Callbacks (in person): 08/05/2021, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660

First rehearsal 10/18/2021
Tech: 11/8/2021 - 11/11/2021
Opening: 11/12/2021
Closing: 12/19/2021

Performance Schedule on the Schwartz Stage at Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660:
Opening: 11/12/2021 @ 7:30pm
Regular run: Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 3pm

Material To Prepare:

Please tape a 1 min contemporary monologue of any genre for the role you feel most suited for. The tone of the show is a drama with some quirky, eccentric characters. Don't be afraid to show a sense of humor if it works in the piece. Videos should be unlisted YouTube/Video files.

Contact Info:

Send the link to the file, along with a PDF of your headshot and resume to no later than 10pm CST Monday August 2, 2021.

The subject line of the email should read "LIGHTHOUSES Submission - [Name of Role]"

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