Auditions

SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS for Season Ten 2017: The Journey

16th Street Theater is seeking men of all ethnic backgrounds 20s – 40s, Latinas in their 20s, Latinos 20s-50s, plus one Latina age 45-60 and one African American man (non-equity) late 20s/early 30s.

Scripts for all shows in season are available to read at AEA office or at 16th Street Theater. Sides available to download below.

BLIZZARD ‘67
by Jon Steinhagen
directed by Ann Filmer
First Reh Dec 12
Off Dec 23 – Dec 31
Perf Jan 12 – Feb 18, 2017 plus possible extension

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
Adapted by Karen Zacarias from the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea
NNPN rolling world premiere with Milagro, Central Works and San Diego Rep
directed by Ann Filmer and Miguel Nunez
First Reh March 20
Perf April 13 – May 20, 2017

Also seeking an African-American man late 20s/early 30s to go on for two performances on September 24 as the lead in A. Zell Williams CARROLL GARDENS directed by Ann Filmer in fall 2016.

Auditions
Mon June 13 10am – 4pm for non-equity and AEA at 16th Street in Berwyn
Tues June 14 10am – 2pm and 6:30pm – 9pm for non-equity and AEA at 16th Street in Berwyn
Wed June 15 10am – 2pm (will expand time if needed) at AEA Office on Randolph in Chicago

To Make Audition Appointment
Non-equity actors please submit headshot and resume to casting(at)16thstreettheater.org to request an audition appointment for either June 13 or June 14 noting any time restrictions. You must notate which side you will be reading. Include phone number in body of email. We will confirm back by email your audition time.
AEA actors please make appt thru AEA Casting Call for Wed June 15. If you can’t make Wed, email casting(at)16thstreettheater.org for an audition appt at 16th Street on June 13 or 14. See above.

Prepare
One one-minute contemporary monologue plus prepare one side of your choice (memorization not necessary) available for download below.

To Bring to Audition
Bring headshot and resume

Roles available and Sides:
CARROLL GARDENS by A. Zell Williams:
DAVIS sides (This is a replacement role to perform two shows on Sat Sept 24.) Black, 29, m. Indecisive, conflicted. A screenwriter.

BLIZZARD ’67 by Jon Steinhagen
LANFIELD SIDE. Any ethnicity. A man in his late thirties or early forties.
BELL SIDE. Any ethnicity. A man in his late thirties or early forties.
EMERY SIDE. Any ethnicity. A man in his twenties.
HENKIN SIDE. Any ethnicity. A man in his late thirties or early forties. He also doubles as BARTENDER, LANFIELD‘S WIFE , BELL‘S SON, EMERY‘S FATHER

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH adapted by Karen Zacarias from the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea
NAYELI SIDELatina, 19. A smiley, Karate chopping heroine.
TACHO SIDE 30-40, Latino. Openly gay. Nayeli’s friend and boss.
VAMPI SIDE Latina, 19. Her Goth, unsmiley best friend. An orphan. Also plays GABY, JIMBO.
IRMA SIDE Latina, 45-60-Nayeli’s great aunt. A feminist bowling champion and town mayor. Also plays IMMIGRANT WOMAN, ARACELI, COYOTE, WAITRESS, THUG1.
ATOMIKO SIDE Latino 20-25. Also plays JOHNNY DEPP.
CHAVA SIDE and OTHERS: Latino 50-60. plays GARCIA GARCIA SIDE, CAPITAN, CREEPY MAN, PORFIRIO, the dapper CHAVA, OFFICER ARNIE, RIGOBERTO, FISHERMAN, THUG 2.
MATT SIDE and OTHERS: Latino 30. plays COP, CHUY, OPERATOR, OTHER MAN, ZOMBIE, BORDER AGENT, MATT, SULLY, EMILIANO.
ANGEL SIDE and OTHERS Latino 30. plays NARCO, SOLDIER, BORDER PATROL, MAN ON THE STREET, ICE CREAM MAN, MEXICAN COOK, ANGEL.

COMPENSATION: CAT Tier N currently $193.50 per week plus full health and pension. Non-equity pay is $97 per week for rehearsals and performances.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances at 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402
Email casting(at)16thstreettheater.org with questions.
Directors Ann Filmer and Miguel Nunez and Casting Director Stephanie Diaz have casting authority.