Babes With Blades Theatre Company announces auditions for their Summer/Fall 2022 production of Richard III, directed by Richard Costes. At this time, this call is for the title role of Richard III only. Auditions will be by invitation, and held by pre-taped video.
We are seeking to cast actors with disabilities from marginalized genders (which may include Cis Women, Trans folks, GNC, and Non-Binary folks, etc.). While we are open to actors of all ethnicities, we encourage BIPOC actors to submit.
This production is taking on questions of how to make theatre inclusive for disabled actors, and we are committed to accessibility in all stages of the production. While we are only looking for Richard at this time, they will not be the only disabled actor in the cast. We define disability broadly to mean any kind of body/mind that doesn't conform to dominant understandings of what a body/mind should be or do. For this role, folks with physical or other apparent disabilities are especially encouraged to submit, but we are open to a range of disability identities.
All performances will be at The Edge Theater in Chicago, IL, which is physically accessible for actors and audience. Rehearsal spaces will be physically accessible, with accessible restrooms available. For any other access requests, contact email@example.com or call 630-336-6273.
Note on Disclosure for Audition and Production:
We will ask you to affirm that you identify with a marginalized gender and, for this role, as an actor with a disability. Any disclosure beyond that is entirely up to you. We're happy to discuss specific accommodations with or without knowing your specific disability status.
First Readthrough: May 16th, 2022
Rehearsals: 7-10 pm, Monday - Thursday; 1-5 pm, Saturdays
First Preview: August 19, 2022
Performances: August 27 - October 1st
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
A 2-minute Shakespeare monologue, or two 1-minute Shakespeare monologues.