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Blue Heaven – AUDITIONS MONDAY, AUGUST 29th (Appointment only)

The Black Ensemble Theater is seeking actors for their upcoming production of “Blue Heaven” Written and Directed by Daryl Brooks

When: Monday August 29th 1pm-6pm (Audition time slots ONLY!! NO WALK-INS)
Where: Black Ensemble Theater 4450 N Clark St
Prepare: 2 Blues songs of your choice. 1 minute monologue. If you play the guitar, be prepared to play. A guitar and amp will be provided.

Dates: First Rehearsal: Sept. 27th
Tech: Oct 18th
Previews: Oct 22nd
Open: Oct. 30th
Close: Nov. 27th

(Rehearsals run Tuesday-Sunday: Performances Fri 7pm, Sat. 3pm&7pm, Sunday 3pm)

Pay: Black Ensemble Theater is under a CAT 4 Equity Contract: Non-Union $350 per week

To get timeslot email headshot and resume to:

Character Breakdown:

Howlin’ Wolf-(African American Male) 40-50; Blues legend. Tall in stature. Big boisterous voice only matched by personality. Delta Blues driven. Guitar and/or harmonica ability welcome but not mandatory

Big Momma Thornton-(African American Female) 30-40; Blues legend. Big brassy voice. Uninhibited by thought of others. Tough and comical. Harmonica ability welcome but not mandatory.

Muddy Waters-(African American Male) 30-40; Blues legend. Commanding voice. Chicago Blues driven. Fun but stern. Guitar ability welcome but not mandatory

Stevie Ray Vaughn-(Caucasian) 25-30; Blues/Rock legend. Big in voice and guitar abilities. Laid back but master on the stage. Texas Blues driven. Guitar playing ability a must.

BB King- (African American Male) 25-30; Blues Legend; Blues originalist. Big voice, The blues engulfs him. Guitar playing ability a must.