Date of Audition
Actors' Equity Building
557 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Thursday, April 26th
Friday, April 27th
10 AM-4 PM each day
will be taken by the Equity office beginning Thursday, April 19th at 9:30 AM. Call 312-641-0406 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 3:00-4:30 PM only.
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Associate Director Zan Sawyer Dailey (responsible for casting) and Arts Management Executive Assistant Meg Fister will attend.
R&J: 1st rehearsal August 8th; runs September 6-26
DRACULA: 1st rehearsal August 16th; runs September 14-October 31
Actor min. $600/wk (DRACULA) and $710/wk (R&J)
Male and Female Actors with excellent language and movemement skills. See breakdown.
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.
Please prepare sides for DRACULA, available at the Actors' Equity Building, 3rd floor reception desk; script available for on-site perusal. For ROMEO AND JULIET please prepare a monologue no longer than 2 minutes from any Shakespeare play. Bring headshot and resume.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
ROMEO AND JULIET: written by William Shakespear and directed by Tony Speciale, Associate Artistic Director at Classic Stage Company.
Currently casting all roles; looking for actors with strong classical training and experience who have excellent physical skills, particularly with training in viewpoints. This is a modern adaptation. The younger generation roles will want actors who can play into their late teems. The "adult roles" will be from early 40-mid 50. Callbacks may be in mid-May.
DRACULA, adapted and directed by William McNulty, who also appears as Van Helsing.
Looking for actors who play highly extended theatricality with honest truth. This production is extremely physical and requires actors with endurance, strength and combat skills. The roles of Harker and Van Helsing are cast.
RENFIELD: male early-mid 30s, must be extrmely imaginative and physically creative. This is a physically demanding role. He is an inmate in an asylum, under Dracula's control and terrified of what he knows is happening.
LUCY (female, mid to late 20s) as she falls prey to Dracula she transforms emotionally and physically from a frail Victorian ingenue to a demonic force; requires extended acting style without melodrama. Must be strong and agile as this is a physically demanding role; actress covers full range from sweet innocence to wildly sensual animal.
DR. SEWARD (male, early to mid 30s) the psychiatrist at a sanitorium outside of London whose beloved fiance Mina has died recently and now his dear friend Lucy has the same symptons. He is kind, intellectual, academic; caught between his heart and his mind as he faces the unthinkable. British accent.
DRACULA (male, late 30-early 50s) Able to disguise himself as a distinguished and charming old-world gentleman, Dracula is a savage, monstrous predator of women and children. He appears rigid, stiff, formal, fierce, with sense of preternatural strength. This Dracula is not a tragic romantic hero but a dark, dangerous, animal from the underworld. Please prepare with an eastern-European acccent.