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Court Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Court Theatre
Doug Peck, music dir.; Ron OJ Parson, resident artist.

Production Description

Casting Court Theatre's 2014-15 season. Season includes "Native Son" (Richard Wright, writer - adapted by Nambi Kelly; Seret Scott, dir. Rehearsal begins Aug. 12; runs Sept. 11-Oct. 19), "Iphigenia in Aulis" (Nicholas Rudall, translator; Charles Newell, dir.; Katie Spelman, choreo. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7th; runs Nov. 6-Dec. 7), "Waiting for Godot" (Samuel Beckett, writer; Ron O.J. Parson, dir. Rehearsal begins Dec. 16; runs Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2015), "The Good Book" (Denis O'Hare, writer; Lisa Peterson, writer/dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 17, 2015; runs Mar. 19-Apr. 19, 2015), "The Secret Garden" (Marsha Norman, book & lyrics, Lucy Simon, music; Charles Newell, dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21, 2015; runs May 21-July 5, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs September 2014-July 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $600/wk. min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract.


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NATIVE SON By Richard Wright, Adapted by Nambi Kelly; Director – Seret Scott
First Tech: September 5, 2014; First Preview: September 11, 2014; Extension: October 19, 2014

BIGGER: Early 20s. African-American male; on the surface, a street-smart, quick-minded, edgy, force- of-nature, Alpha-male who could be a true leader; on the inside, a scared, fear-filled man child who craves meaning, purpose, choice
THE BLACK RAT: African-American male 20s, Bigger’s reflection of himself; a street-smart, quick-minded, edgy, force-of-nature, Alpha male who is a true leader
HANNAH ET AL: African-American female 40-50s a soft and shapeless woman with a heavy and delicately balanced burden in her heart; plays a variety of roles
BUDDY ET AL: 20s African-American male, teens; soft and vague with defenseless eyes like a puppy; plays a variety of roles
VERA ET AL: 20s African-American female, late teens- early 20s; smaller and smoother than Hannah but with the same edge; plays a variety of roles
MR. DALTON: Late 40s – early 50s, Caucasian male, seemingly upstanding and well-intentioned, but unintentionally condescending; plays a variety of roles
MARY: Early 20s. Caucasian female, a young woman of 20; spunky, fearless, clueless, precious; the Dalton's daughter
JAN: 30’s Caucasian male, Mary's beau, well-intentioned with a slight edge; plays a variety of roles
MRS. DALTON: Late 40s – early 50s, Caucasian female, Mr. Dalton's wife; blind; the ultimate helper and enabler; plays a variety of roles
BRITTEN: 40-50’s Caucasian male, the main investigator, he once was found, but now he’s lost; a self-absorbed muckety-muck who thrives on mischief and upset; plays a variety of roles

Euripides' IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Translated by Nicholas Rudall, Directed by Charles Newell, Choreographer - Katie Spelman
First Tech: October 31, 2014; First Preview: November 6, 2014

Note: IPHIGENIA IN AULIS is the first of 3 plays in the “HOUSE OF ATREUS” Cycle that we are producing over the next 3 seasons (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17). In casting each of the following roles/tracks, we are looking for actors that can hopefully be in all 3 parts of the Cycle.
AGAMEMNON: 40s-60s. Male. Any ethnicity.
CLYTEMNESTRA: 40s-60s. Female. Any ethnicity.
IPHIGENIA: 20s-30’s. Female. Any ethnicity.
MENALAUS: 40s-60s. Male. Any ethnicity.
ACHILLES: 20s-30s. Male. Any ethnicity.
OLD MAN: 50s-70s. Male. Any ethnicity.
CHORUS: 6 women, 20’s and up wives of the Greek soldiers. Seeking Actresses that sing and dance.

WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett, Directed by Ron O.J. Parson
First Tech: January 9, 2015; First Preview: January 15, 2015

Note: All of the 4 adult roles in Waiting for Godot have been cast)

THE GOOD BOOK by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, Directed by Lisa Peterson
First Tech: March 13, 2015; First Preview: March 19, 2015; Extension: April 26, 2015

MIRIRAM: Late 50s. Caucasian. A Biblical scholar who teaches Old Testament studies at Dartmouth.
MAN 3: 30s-40s. Arab-American. Charming, clever, but also open-hearted. Plays a variety of roles.
WOMAN 1: 50s. Any ethnicity. Warm, smart, funny. Plays a variety of roles.
WOMAN 2: 20s/30s. Any ethnicity. Smart, vulnerable. Plays a variety of roles.

THE SECRET GARDEN - Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon, Directed by Charles Newell
First Tech: May 15, 2015; First Preview: May 21, 2015; Extension 1: June 28, 2015; Extension 2: July 5, 2015

ARCHIBALD CRAVEN: Mary’s uncle, lord of Misselthwaite Manor.
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN: Mr. Craven’s brother.
LILY: Mary’s aunt, Mr. Craven’s wife, now dead.
MARTHA: housemaid.
DICKON: Martha’s brother.
ROSE: Mary’s Mother, now dead
Soprano (variety of roles)
Alto (Mrs. Metlock, etc.)
Tenor (Albert, etc.)
Baritone (Ben, etc.)