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Panther In The Sky” by Lani T. Montreal Audition Notice

Panther In The Sky” by Lani T. Montreal Audition Notice

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Synopsis: Four mothers (through mostly monologues) are coping with the loss of their sons to gun violence.  The sons meet in the afterlife and grapple with the reality of their abrupt demise. Written by Chicago Artist Lani T. Montreal.

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Audition Date: Self Tapes accepted until February 23, 2024

Audition, performance, and rehearsal location: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640++

Stipend: $300 plus a portion of the ticket sales
Performances: Friday and Saturday only- May 3rd- May 18th, 8 p.m.

Rehearsals: March 12-April 27th- Tuesday and Wednesdays: 6:00-10:00 p.m.  Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tech: April 28 5:00- 10:00
April 29-May 1st 6:00-10:00

Prepare:  One minute each: a contemporary monologue & a story of your choice. 
++space at this time does not have a wheelchair lift

Cast of Characters:
MOTHER-TOYA – 35-50-year-old Black woman; working class 
MAMI-SANDRA – 35-50-year-old Mexican woman; undocumented waitress
NANAY-JACKIE – 35-50-year-old Filipino woman; caregiver/nanny
MOMMA-WANDA – 35-50-year-old Black woman; adult student; working class
EDDIE/YOUNG MAN 1 – 18-20-year-old Latino youth
DAVID/YOUNG MAN 2 – 18-20 -year-old Asian-American youth
JAMES/YOUNG MAN 3 – 18-20-year-old Black youth
MICHAEL/YOUNG MAN 4 – 19-21-year-old Black youth

  • All cast members are expected to play more than one role. The young men, in particular, will be assigned adult male roles as politicians and Chicagoans.
  • Singing and movement experience, such as viewpoints, Laban, or dance, is preferred.  
  • Must be comfortable with the topic of the play and open to post-show discussions. 

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