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Goodman Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Goodman Theatre
Adam Belcuore, dir. of casting-assoc. prod.; Erica Sartini-Combs, casting coord.

Production Description

Casting the Goodman Theatre's 2014-15 season. The Albert Stage season includes "Smoke Fall" (Noah Haidle, writer; Anne Kauffman, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Sept. 29-Nov. 2), "A Christmas Carol" (Charles Dickens, writer; Tom Creamer, adaptation; Henry Wishcamper, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 21; runs Nov. 23-Dec. 28), "Rapture, Blister, Burn" (Gina Gionfriddo, writer; Kimberly Senior, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 16; runs Jan. 26-Feb. 22, 2015), and "Two Trains Running" (August Wilson, writer; Chuck Smith, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 3, 2015; runs Mar. 16-Apr. 12, 2015). The Owen Stage season includes "The World of Extreme Happiness," (Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, writer. Eric Ting, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 12; runs Sept. 22-Oct. 19 at the Goodman Theatre and Jan. 6 at the Manhattan Theatre Club), "The Upstairs Concierge" (Kristoffer Diaz, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; runs Apr. 6-May 15, 2015), and "Stop. Reset" (Regina Taylor, writer-dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21; runs June 1-21, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $832/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep B+ Contract and $562/wk Equity LORT Non-Rep D Contract.


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Character Breakdown

LORT Non-Rep


SMOKEFALL By Noah Haidle, Directed by Anne Kauffman
An Encore of a World Premiere Goodman Commission
First Reh: 8/26/14
First Tech: 9/16/14
Opening: 9/29/14
Closing: 10/26/14
Possible Extension: 11/2/14
*This production features original cast.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Tom Creamer, Directed by Henry Wishcamper
First Reh: 10/21/14
First Tech: 11/11/14
Opening: 11/23/14
Closing: 12/28/14

-Ebenezer Scrooge (Male)*
-Bob Crachit (Male)*
-Narrator/Ms. Crumb/Party Guest (Female)
-Mr. Ortle/Party Guest (Male)
-Fred, Scrooge’s Nephew (Male)*
-Mary’s Ghost/Party Guest/Joe (Female)
-Schoolmaster/Undertaker (Male)
-Scrooge as a Young Man/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Male)
-Dick Wilkins/Young Man (Male)*
-Mr. Fezziwig/Third Businessman (Male)
-Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman (Female)
-Belle/Young Woman (Female)
-Fiddler/Fred’s Guest (Male)
-Topper/Party Guest (Male)
-Ghost of Christmas Present/party Guest (Male)
-Ghost of Christmas Past (Female)*
-Mrs. Crachit/Party Guest (Female)*
-Martha Crachit/Party Guest (Female)
-Peter Crachit/Party Guest (Male)
-Abby, Fred’s Wife (Female)
-Philomena/Mrs. Dilber/Party Guest (Female)
*Role is cast.

RAPTURE BLISTER BURN By Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Kimberly Senior , A Chicago Premiere
First Reh: 12/16/14
First Tech: 1/13/15
Opening: 1/26/15
Closing: 2/22/15

DON HARPER: Male, early 40s, husband of Gwen, Dean,
GWEN HARPER: Female, early 40s, wife of Don, Homemaker
CATHERINE CROLL: Female, early 40’s, accomplished writer, instructor
ALICE CROLL: Female, 70s, mother of Catherine
AVERY WILLARD: Female, 21, college student and babysitter for the Harper family

TWO TRAINS RUNNING By August Wilson, Directed by Chuck Smith
First Reh: 2/3/15
First Tech: 3/3/15
Opening: 3/16/15
Closing: 4/12/15

HOLLOWAY: African American, Male 60s
WOLF: African American, Male, 40s
STERLING: African American, Male, 30s
RISA: African American , Female, 20s/30s
WEST: African American, Male, 60s
HAMBONE: African American, Male, 60s
MEMPHIS: African American, Male, 40s/50s



THE WORLD OF HAPPINESS By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Directed by Eric Ting, A World Premiere Co-Production with Manhattan Theatre Club
(Goodman Dates: 8/12/14 – 10/19/14 and MTC Dates: 1/6/15 – TBD)
Goodman First Reh: 8/12/14
Goodman First Tech: 9/9/14
Goodman Opening: 9/22/14
Goodman Closing: 10/12/14
Goodman Possible Extension: 10/19/14

SUNNY: Asian, Female, 20s
OLD LAO/MR. DESTINY/GAO CHEN: Asian, Male, 50s/60s
LI HAN/JAMES LIN: Asian, Male, early 40s/50s
ARTEMIS CHANG/WANG HAU: Asian, Female, 50s
RAN FENG/DJ HAPPY/PETE: Asian, Male, 20s
MING-MING/QING SHU MIN/XIAO LI: Asian, Female, 20s/30s

THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE, by Kristoffer Diaz, A World Premiere Goodman Commission
First Reh: 2/24/15
First Tech: 3/24/15
Opening: 4/6/15
Closing: 4/26/15
Possible Extension: 5/3/15

JEFFREY: Male, 50s/60s
DIA: Female, 40s/50s
ELLA: Female, 20s
BB: Male, 20s/30s
HARVEY: Male, 20s/30s
KAZ: Male, 20s/30s
MARK : Male, 40s/50s
REBECCA: Female, 20s
ROYALS GUY: Male, 30s
SHIVERY: Female, 30s/40s

STOP. RESET, Written and Directed by Regina Taylor, A Chicago Premiere
First Reh: 4/21/15
First Tech: 5/19/15
Opening: 6/1/15
Closing: 6/21/15
Possible Extension: 6/28/15

ALEX AMES: African American, Male, 60s/70s
J: African American/Latino, Male, 19
CHRIS: African American, Male, late 30s/40s
TIM: Caucasian, Male early 50s
DEB: Asian-American, Female, Late 40s
JAN: African American, Female, mid 50s