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ETC's 2020 Season: Connections-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1608729
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-20-20
Audition Date 02-03-20 Submission deadline 01-24-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
ETC is so proud to share with you our second season: Connections. Connection is such an important part of our shared experience. These four stories explore the various ways we find connection and use our shared bonds. From finding your tribe to finding love to finding others with similar experiences and identities, is an important part of feeling seen and heard. This gets to the very core of what it means to #echolove



WHAT TO PREPARE

For Exit Strategy, Rimers of Eldritch, and A.R.C Trials, please prepare a short monologue (dramatic or comedic). For Hedwig and the Angry Inch, please prepare a short monologue (dramatic or comedic) and 16 bars of a song (any genre) to be performed acapella, with a prepared track, or with an accompanist, which will be provided.


Exit Strategy by Ike Holter

"Exit Strategy" is A Call to Arms to Reclaim our Public School System

The teachers of Tumbldn High School don't live in an inspirational teacher movie. They bring mousetraps from home, they make the toilet paper last, and they show up for the kids nobody else shows up for. So when the school is slated for closure at the end of the year, and the weight of the inevitable bears down on the community, students and teachers alike discover their breaking points. Ricky, the vice principal, has stayed firmly on the sidelines for all of the teachers' previous battles, but now in the eleventh hour, he's compelled to step up with a plan to save the school. Some risk their futures to follow his lead– But does he actually have any idea what he's doing? Spiked with humor and brimming with fury, Exit Strategy is an exhilarating call to arms about what we owe each other.

Rimers Of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson


Rimers is a telling tale of how a community deals with trauma

The Rimers of Eldritch, centers around the residents of the titular town, Eldritch, Missouri. It was once a prosperous coal mining community, but is now a decaying Bible Belt town. The contemporary play is a murder mystery at it's heart. Through a series of intense vignettes between characters, the mysterious and twisted realities of the townspeople of Eldritch are unwound, all centered around the question: Who was Scully Mannor, and who murdered him? Wilson incorporates several socially and even economically relevant themes in the play, such as: love, sexuality, justice, the position of women in society, stereotypes, religion, faith, disability, and the never-ending battle between good and evil.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:


Groundbreaking story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt

A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love.

A.R.C. Trials by Jose Nateras

A.R.C. Trials tells our youth that is is ok to fight for what you believe in

In a future where earth can no longer support life, a select group of children lives aboard the A.R.C., an interstellar spaceship. Raised and educated by humanoid robots, they learn about "Earth That Was" and the distant planet to which they are headed. But something isn't quite right aboard the A.R.C. Important information is missing from the children's lessons. Memories are missing from their heads. Those who ask too many questions are sent to the med bay and come back… different. It's up to a young girl named Cressida to get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late. A.R.C Trials is an exploration of the intersection of environmental racism and youth led movements.

Role # 1 Ricky
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Exit Strategy:

Vice Principal. Hipster headcase with a nervous twitch and a professional ability to say the worst thing at the best time.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 31
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

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

Exit Strategy:

The tough love teacher who knows every student by name and has their parents on speed dial.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Exit Strategy:

Been-there-done-that high school teacher.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Exit Strategy:

Queer Ex-frat boy turned math teacher. Loud and effervescent; a hype man and best friend whenever necessary.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 27 to 29
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

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

Exit Strategy:

A wannabe Oprah who doesn\'t realize she has more in common with Steve Harvey.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 6 Jania
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Exit Strategy:

The youngest person in the room but also the smartest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Donnie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Exit Strategy:

Spits out words like hand grenades. A charismatic fighter. Chance the Rapper meets Holden Caulfield.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 8 Robert Conklin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Is an introspective but otherwise ordinary teenager. Robert mourns his older brother, Driver, who was killed in an automobile accident and is generally regarded as a hero. Rather than boys his own age, his closest friend is Eva, a fourteen-year-old girl.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Eva Jackson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Is Robert\'s friend. Her physical disability is shown as leading to her outsider status. Smart but moody, she joins Robert in troubling behavior that they blame on another, innocent person.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Evelyn Jackson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Is Eva\'s overprotective mother. A devout Christian, Evelyn fiercely defends her daughter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Mary Windrod
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

A former nurse, Mary suffers from dementia; the townspeople regard her as harmless. Although insightful, she gains some of her knowledge through dreams.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Nelly Windrod
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Mary\'s domineering daughter, goes on trial for shooting Skelly.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Skelly Manor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Lives as a hermit; his reclusiveness and unkempt appearance inspire fear and tall tales among the townspeople. He becomes a scapegoat for the community\'s anxieties, which are encapsulated in their accusations of bestiality.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Cora Groves
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Owns the Hilltop Café. Cora treats Skelly with kindness. When she reveals the murderer\'s identity, the townspeople ostracize her, and Walter, her live-in boyfriend, leaves her.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Walter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

A drifter who becomes the lover to Cora, an older woman, also helps her around the café.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Patsy Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Is a high school girl who sleeps with Walter. After learning she is pregnant, she marries a boy her own age


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Peck Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Patsy\'s father; he whips her as punishment when he learns of her pregnancy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 36 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Mavis Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Is Patsy\'s prim but nervous mother.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Josh Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Patsy\'s brother, is an extroverted, good-natured boy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Lena Truit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Patsy\'s best friend, is also Josh\'s girlfriend. Her trusting nature engenders loyalty to Patsy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Martha Truit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Local women who spread gossip.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Wilma Atkins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rimers Of Eldritch:

Local women who spread gossip.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Hedwig/Hanschel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Yitzhak
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Jacek
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Schlatko
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Krzyzhtoff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Skszp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Kids
Seeking 16 talent(s) for this role

A.R.C. Trials:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 16
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A.R.C. Trials:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

Role # 31 Actor 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A.R.C. Trials:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Actors
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

A.R.C. Trials:

Seeking for an aspiring and versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Caucasian -