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Children of Eden Auditions


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The Chicagoland Theatre Fund is now seeking union and non-union talent for a special summer 2020 engagement of Children of Eden. See chicagolandtheatrefund.com/projects for more details

Show: Children of Eden
Producer: Chicagoland Theatre Fund
**Rehearsals will be in St. Charles, IL. The production will take place downtown Chicago**
Personnel: John Caird (Book); Stephen Schwartz (Music); Brenda Didier (Director/Choreographer); Chris Carter (Co-Choreographer); Jermaine Hill (Music Director); Taylor Benoit (Production Coordinator)

Contract: Chicago Area Theatre Tier 5 Contract.

Dates: 1st Rehearsal- Between July 8 and July 15, 2020 contingent on role. 1st Performance: July 31, 2020. Closing Performance: August 2, 2020.

Seeking: Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors for limited Summer 2020 engagement. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.
Location: Columbia College Chicago Theatre Building - 72 E. 11th Street Room 202. **ALL MUST SHOW VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID TO ENTER**

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS:

Audition Dates: Monday, August 5, 2019; and Tuesday, August 6, 2019. 10am-6pm

Preparation: Actors shall select two of the available vocal sides for their selected role. Accompaniment tracks will be used at the audition and provided in advance to members upon signing up for an audition time. Actors shall also prepare a 30 second monologue.

Bring current headshot and resume if available.

Seeking: Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors for limited Summer 2020 engagement. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.

Other: EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided.

BREAKDOWN
All Principal and Chorus roles will be understudied
Roles identified by a * indicate pre-cast roles, for which understudies shall be auditioned at the call

Father* (Male identified, 35-65): An older looking, impressive man. A true father figure, he wants the best for all of his children but parents with a firm hand. Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God. Vocal range top: G3-A5
Adam / Noah*(Male identified, 25-30): Adam is Eve's bright and childlike partner. He is initially devout to Father and loving to his wife & children. Later plagued by guilt. Hard-working and reserved. Noah is rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father.Vocal range top: A3-A5
Eve / Mama* (Female identified, 25-35): Eve is curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama is Noah's wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.Vocal range: G3-A5
Cain / Japheth (Male identified, 18-25): Cain is Abel's older, adventurous brother. Follows in his mother's footsteps and longs for the companionship of other humans. He is strong, stubborn, and independent. Japeth is in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah's youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.Vocal range: B3-A5
Abel / Ham (Male identified, 18-30): Abel is Cain's younger and more conservative brother who follows the "rules". He chooses his parents over Cain. Ha is Japeth's middle brother and Aphra's husband. He is not as docile as Japheth, nor as hot headed as Shem. Looks up to and follows Shem's lead. Vocal range: B3-G5
Yonah (Female identified, 18-30): Noah's servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendent of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart. Vocal range: G3-G5

All should come prepared to sing for the above roles; however all will also be considered for the following roles:

Seth/Shem (Male identified, 20-30) : Seth is Adam and Eve’s third son and their family’s second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem is the oldest of Noah’s three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered. Vocal range: B3-E5
Aphra (Female identified, 20-30): Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying. Vocal range: B3-E5
Aysha (Female identified, 20-30): Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark. Vocal range: B3-E5

Casting will be conducted in such a manner as to provide full and fair consideration to ALAANA (African, Latinix, Asian/ Pacific Islander, Arab/Middle Eastern, Native American) Actors, female-identifying Actors, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming Actors, Actors over 60, and Actors with disabilities.

EQUITY CHORUS CALL:

Audition Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Female identified performers will be seen 9am-1pm (Vocal call 9-11am; Dance call 11am-1pm)
Male identified performers will be seen 1pm-5pm (Vocal call 1pm-3pm; Dance call 3pm-5pm)

Preparation: Come ready to dance. Also prepare one 32-bar cut. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided.

Other: ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided.


Project Type:  TV Status:  Non-Union Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Female Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Chicago IL

SIGN UP PROCEDURE:

AEA Members can schedule an appointment for both ECC and EPA and receive sides/accomp. tracks (for EPA) by emailing [email protected].

Subject should read "Name-ECC or EPA- Role (if applicable). E.g. "Jane Doe- EPA-Yonah" or "Jane Doe- ECC"

Non-union and EMC members will be seen time-permitting on both EPA and ECC days.

Video submissions for all of those (Union and Non-Union) unable to attend may be directed to [email protected].
Subject should read: "AEA Member or Non-Union- Name- General Submission" E.g. "Jane Doe- AEA Member- General Submission"
Video submissions should include a 32-bar musical theatre piece and 30 second monologue.

The Chicagoland Theatre Fund is committed to being an equal opportunity employer of Actors of all ethnicities (including, but not limited to, African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), female identified Actors, seniors, and Actors with disabilities.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

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Company:  Chicagoland Theatre Fund
Deadline: EXPIRED (175 days ago)

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