This Bitter Earth - Chicago EPA

This Bitter Earth - Chicago EPA

CATEGORY: Performer

About Face Theatre Collective
Chicago, IL

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

CAT 2; $300/week minimum

AFT Artistic Associate and Casting Director Keira Fromm, and AFT Casting Director Stephen Schellhardt will be in attendance.

Performances at Theater Wit
Rehearsal begins 10/2/18
Opening 11/8/18
Closing 12/8/18

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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.

Male and female actors of all ages and types for About Face Theatre's 2018 production of THIS BITTER EARTH.


by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Michael Burke
Rehearsal/Performance Dates: 10/2/18-12/8/18

Neil is a passionate white activist and advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. Jesse is an introspective black playwright coming to terms with his own activism, or the lack thereof. As racial tensions mount with the extrajudicial killings of black men throughout the country, the young gay couple is forced to contend with the politics of their love in these turbulent times. Wrestling with issues of race and class, this poetic and timely story, written by Harrison David Rivers, is a haunting reminder of the strength it takes to love out loud.

JESSE - Late 20s-early 30s. Serious, passionate, black. He wields his wit like a weapon. Hyper-aware of his body – not in a productive way. A playwright. His "strength" comes from holding his emotions tight and not letting his guard down. Calculated.

NEIL - Late 20s-early 30s. Compassionate, privileged, white. Disarmingly beautiful and completely unaware. He means well. An enthusiast. His "strength" comes from wearing his emotions on his sleeve and always speaking his truth. Free-spirit.

Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Friday, July 13th at noon.



Audition Information


Actors' Equity Association - Chicago
557 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

Dial 011 at front door.

Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch: 1-2pm


Please prepare TWO contrasting contemporary monologues in the style of the show. Please bring a copy of your Headshot/Resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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