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Auditions for The Chameleon Theatre Circle

Auditions for Independence and Chess

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces its auditions for the first two productions of its 20th Season!

PAID STIPEND: All actors will be paid $50.

Independence by Lee Blessing
Directed by: Callie Meiners
Venue: Bloomington Center for the Arts

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:

First Rehearsals - September 25, 2017
Rehearsals, Phoenix Theatre, Minneapolis - October 3
Tech/Dress, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, October 24
Opening Night - October 27
Industry Night & Talk Back - October 30 Closing Night/Strike - November 12

AUDITION INFO:
Auditions - July 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. and July 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Callbacks - July 16 from 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE is the Audition: Lynnhurst Congregational UCC, 4501 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
WHAT TO PREPARE: 1 to 2 minute comedic or dramatic monologue
HOW TO GET AN APPOINTMENT: Please email megan@chameleontheatre.org to schedule an appointment no later than July 7.

PRODUCTION INFO: Need 4 Women
Evelyn Briggs - Female, 45-60 Matriarch of the Briggs family, single mother of her three girls after her husband left. A victim of her circumstances who fights to keep the image of her “happy family” by being loving and caring. All the while being bitter, caustic and fighting her own demons.

Kess Briggs-Female, 30-35 The oldest Briggs daughter who escaped her mother and the small-town life for the big city of Minneapolis. Kess is a professor literature and a lesbian who returns to her hometown in an attempt to bring her family back together. Strong willed and independent.

Jo Briggs-Female 23-30 The middle daughter. A hopeless romantic who desires true love but feels obligated to stay and take care of her mother. Jo is a caregiver who would give anything to make her mother happy, but wonders if she should make the selfish act of taking care of her unborn child.

Sherry-Female 19-23 The youngest daughter. A wild child who parties and is foul mouth. Sherry seeks attentions in all of the wrong ways and desires chaos for its ability to break up the norm. Strong willed, opinionated, but very much still a young woman in need of a mother.

Chess
Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Directed by Jim Vogel and Brad Donaldson
Venue: Gremlin Theatre

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
First Rehearsal - October 2, 2017
Tech/Dress - November 28-30
Opening Night - December 1
Closing Night/Strike - December 17

AUDITION INFO:
Auditions - July 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Callbacks - July 17 from 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE is the Audition: Lynnhurst Congregational UCC, 4501 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
WHAT TO PREPARE: 16 to 36 bars of a song that tells a story.
HOW TO GET AN APPOINTMENT: Please email megan@chameleontheatre.org to schedule an appointment no later than July 9.

PRODUCTION INFO: NEED 6 Men, 2 Women, 1 Child plus 4 to 8 additional Ensemble
FLORENCE – strong belt voice. Mid-twenties on up. Born in Hungary but brought up in America, she is clever, theatrical, touching, vivacious, volatile. Frederick's chess "second."
FREDDIE – Rock tenor. Mid-twenties on up. An American chess champion. A cross between Bobby Fisher and John McEnroe. Arrogant and temperamental, but a genius; his chess playing is revolutionary.
ANATOLY – Baritone. Mid-twenties on up. A Russian chess champion. Unexpectedly charming. An intelligent, feeling, passionate man.
MOLOKOV – Bass. Mid-twenties on up. Not a fake, comic, stage Russian. Intellectually formidable. Anatoly's chess "second."
SVETLANA – strong belt voice. Mid-twenties on up. Anatoly's wife. Domestic, wholesome, not a contemporary cosmopolitan woman.
WALTER – Bass-Baritone. Mid-twenties on up. A marketing agent. Seemingly respectable, substantial, trustworthy but shrewd.
ARBITER – rock high baritone. Mid-twenties on up. Chess Official. Smooth, powerful, controlling but with a quick temper.
GREGORY VASSY – Mid-forties on up. Florence's "father". Kind, gentle, warm.
YOUNG CHILD – Young child around 4 to 9. Will play various characters.
ENSEMBLE – Various ages. Portrays several different roles throughout production.