Production: The Yellow Wallpaper Pay Rate: $300 stipend plus partial ticket sales Audition Location: Virtual- Submissions by August 30th Contact Person Email: Ellyzabeth@danztheatre.org Contact Person Name: Ellyzabeth Adler, Executive Artistic Director
Description: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble will remount its production of “The Yellow Wallpaper” from September 2003 as part of its two-year retrospective celebrating their 20th anniversary season.
Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's gripping 1890 short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” will be positioned as tale of a 2021 post pandemic landscape. When one woman battles with her own rapidly vanishing sanity in the throes of postpartum depression and her physician husband gives the "rest cure," she retires to her bedroom where she becomes hypnotically fixated on the yellow wallpaper patterns, which eventually take on the forms of other trapped women. The Woman depicts her depression and confinement through both monologues and modern dance as she hypnotically follows the patterns in the paper. Her husband John and her sister-in-law Jeanine care deeply for her but are left hopeless when they see her insanity intensify. The familiar feeling of mental and physical isolation will leave audiences embracing the freedom of a world after COVID-19.
Cast: CDE from our founding has believed in multiracial casting, all are welcome to apply.
Husband: 30-40 year old male identifying doctor with “high standings in the community” who gives his wife the “rest cure” to deal with postpartum depression. Must have experience with actor physical movement.
Jeanine: 25-35 year old female identifying sister of a doctor with “high standings in the community” who is in charge of caring for his wife. Must have experience with actor physical movement.
Auditions: Virtual- Submissions by August 30th In personal call backs will be the first week of September.
Rehearsals: *not every rehearsal will you be call for Sundays 2p.m. – 5 p.m., September 12th – October 31st Wednesdays 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., September 8th – October 27th Tech: Oct. 31, Nov, 1,3 6-10pm
Performances:Performances: Nov.5-6, 12-13, 19-20 8pm performance All performances will begin at 8:00 p.m. (6:45 p.m. call time). Performances will run approximately 45 minutes, however this is a split bill performance with REDance Group
Kindly Note: All performers will be expected to attend all rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances. Performers will also be expected to sign EEOC and code of conduct guidelines.
All rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances will be held at CDE’s performance space The Auditorium at Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster.
Vaccination Status: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry and will require all audience members to be vaccinated as well.
To Audition: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org: Two- 1 minute video links with monologues, (one contemporary and one classical); Headshot; Resume; Proof of vaccination (please also bring this with you to your audition); Actual or potential scheduling conflicts if any. If you do not have any actual or potential scheduling conflicts, please state, “No conflicts.”
Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60640