Invictus Theatre
The Mountaintop

Pay: Stipend


Invictus Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall and directed by Aaron Reese Boseman. This is a non-union production.

Audition Location:
Reginald Vaughn Theater (Home of Invictus Theatre)
1106 W. Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

Actor Roles:

Martin Luther King, Jr:
MLK at the time was 39. Nobel Peace Prize-winning Civil Rights Movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a brooding intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. While being a brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader, he is more than the hero in our history books. Brewing underneath is a human carrying all the vulnerability, fear, and weariness of an unquenchable lust for life.
Ethnicity: Black /African Descent
Age Range: Late 20s-Early 40s

A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is charming, confident and MLK's equal. And although deeply human and vulnerable, there is much more to her than is first revealed. She owns the power of her convictions and sensuality, with an "otherworldly" strength. Carries a secret.
Ethnicity: Black /African Descent
Age Range: 20s-30s

Please bring proof of your COVID vaccination status to the audition, as well as a mask to wear in the lobby area. You will not be required to wear a mask during your audition or during performances. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID to participate in this audition and production if cast.

Time Commitment:

REHEARSALS - PLEASE NOTE CHANGES to the rehearsal schedule starting January 23rd - there may be flexibility to accommodate some conflicts:

Saturday, January 7, 2023 to Sunday, January 22, 2023:
Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sundays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Monday, January 23, 2023 to Wednesday, February 8, 2023:
Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sundays: 10 AM to 4 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 11, 2023 to Sunday, January 15, 2023 (Tech and Dress Rehearsals)
Saturdays: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sundays: 10 AM to 6 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

February 16 - March 19, 2023
Previews: February 16 - 19, 2023
Press Opening: February 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: Mondays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Rehearsals and performances will take place at Invictus Theater, 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

Material To Prepare:

Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script.

Contact Info:

To Request an Audition: please complete the application and upload your resume and headshot at

If you have questions or encounter problems with submitting your application, please email us at

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