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2014-2015 Lookingglass Theatre Season

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Lookingglass Theatre
Philip R. Smith, prod. artistic dir.

Production Description

Casting 2014-15 Lookingglass Theatre season, which includes: "Death Tax" (Lucas Hnath, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 8; previews begin Sept. 2; runs approx. Sept. 12-Oct. 12); "Lookingglass Alice" (David Catlin, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; previews begin Nov. 12; runs approx. Nov. 22-Feb. 15, 2015); "Title and Deed" (Will Eno, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; previews begin March 18; runs approx. March 28-May 3, 2015); "Moby Dick" (David Catlin, writer; Rehearsals begin May 12; previews begin June 10; runs approx. June 20-Aug. 30, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Chicago, IL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $562 min./wk. Equity CAT IV & V contracts.


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Role Breakdown

DEATH TAX by Lucas Hnath

-TINA (cast) A nurse, Haitian, speaks with an accent, 30s
-MAXINE (cast) Wealthy, near death, elderly
-TODD (cast) Nurse supervisor, 30s
-DAUGHTER (cast) Maxine’s daughter, 30s
-Seeking: Understudies for all roles in this production

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE adapted by David Catlin

-CHARLES DODGSON/Others (cast) AKA ‘Lewis Carroll’
-ALICE (cast)
-CHESHIRE CAT/Others (cast)
-RED QUEEN/Others (cast)
-MAD HATTER/Others (cast)
-Seeking: Understudies for all roles in this production. We are specifically interested in considering actors with strong physical and/or circus skills for this production.


-MAN (cast) Just a man; ideally, he is slightly foreign to his audience, though a native speaker of English
-Seeking: An understudy for this role (one person show)

MOBY DICK adapted by David Catlin

-ISHMAEL (available) 20s-40s
-FATE #1/Others (available) Should be played by a woman 20s-30s
-FATE #2/Others (cast) Should be played by a woman 20s-30s
-FATE #3/Others (available) Should be played by a woman 20s-30s
-CAPTAIN AHAB (cast) Male, 40s – 50s
-STARBUCK/Others (available) Male, 30s – 50s
-STUBB/Others (available) Male, 30s – 40s
-PERTH/Others (available) Male, 30s - 50s
-DAGGO/Others (available) Male, 20s – 30s
-FEDALLAH/Others (cast) Male, 30s-50s
-QEEQUEG/Others (cast) Male, 30s – 40s
-Seeking: Un-cast roles as indicated and understudies for all.