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"Silent Sky" Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1602240
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-23-19
Audition Date 03-09-20 Submission deadline 03-08-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Henrietta Leavitt was a 19th century astronomer who worked at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. She discovered the pattern that allows us to measure the distance of the stars, thus calculating our place in the universe. This is the inspiring story of how she and her peers changed the role of women in both science and society.


Audition Preparations:
- Please enter through the glass doors on Riverfront Street. Please come prepared to fill out the audition form, including all conflicts from the audition date through the closing performance.
- Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script.

Role # 1 Henrietta Leavitt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Brilliant, determined, a dreamer, hard of hearing (wears a period hearing aid), and has never much cared for the "status quo."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Margaret Leavitt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured, realist. She plays in her father’s church and stays behind while her sister, Henrietta, goes off to Harvard. This character sings. Ability to play the piano a plus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Annie Cannon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A leader, tough, sure, grows into a firebrand for the suffrage movement.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Williamina Fleming
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scottish, intelligent, witty, warm and outgoing, the first of her kind, smart as a whip, and fun. This role will require a Scottish accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Peter Shaw
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Harvard’s head astronomer’s apprentice. A brilliant mind but socially awkward. He is reserved and his views have never really been challenged prior to the events of the play. After a rough start, he and Henrietta fall in love.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -