In the Blood Audition Information
LOCATION: eta Creative Arts Foundation | 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue
Callbacks will be held the week of October 28, 2018.
PULSE Theatre Company is seeking 6 Actors and 3 Understudies for its upcoming production of IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. Actors of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. There is pay.
1.Please prepare no more than two (2) of the monologues provided for the character that best suits you in description. Only one (1) monologue is required, but should you gravitate towards more than one character, please provide a second monologue. A link to required monologues can be found here:
2. 16-20 Bars of a Pop, Rock, Gospel, or R&B Song (A capella)
3. 16-20 Bars of a Hip-Hop/ Rap Song (A capella)
***You need not be a strong singer/rapper. We would just like to see your skillset.
4. Please bring a physical copy of your headshot and resume.
Rehearsals: February 4, 2019 – March 2, 2019
Tech/Previews: March 2, 2019- March 9, 2019 | Press Opening March 10, 2019
Close: March 31 (Possible Extension)
HESTER, La Negrita
(Female-Identified, African-American, 20s-30s) Mother of five, lives under a bridge; vibrant, resilient, hanging on by a thread.
(Male-Identified, Open Ethnicity, 20s-30s) any ethnicity; plays Chilli, Hester’s first and long lost love, and Jabber’s father; romantic, magnetic, might be a speed freak, looking for a wife; also plays Jabber, 13, Hester’s oldest son; dutiful, slow, serious.
REVEREND D / BABY
(Male-Identified, Late 20s-40s, Open Ethnicity) any ethnicity; plays Reverend D., a local street preacher on the verge of having his own church; Baby’s father and desperate to keep that a secret; also plays Baby, 2, Hester’s rambunctious youngest son.
THE WELFARE LADY/ BULLY (Female-Identified, African-American, Late 20s-40s) plays Welfare, instrument of the system, married with children, living a prosperous, comfortable life; also plays Bully, 12, Hester’s oldest daughter; angry at everything.
AMIGA GRINGA/ BEAUTY
(Female-Identified, Caucasian/White, Late 20s-30s) plays Amiga Gringa, Hester’s friend; fun, sly, will do anything to get a leg up; also plays Beauty, 7, Hester’s youngest daughter; pretty, likes pretty things.
(Male-Identified, 30s-50s, Open Ethnicity) Any ethnicity; plays the Doctor, road-side physician to the poor, instrument of the system, Trouble’s father; also plays Trouble, 10, Hester’s middle son, all appetite, takes what he wants.