The Mental Notion Society presents
“Six Characters in Search of an Author”
Originally written by Luigi Pirandello.
Directed / Produced by Jonald Jude Reyes.
Synopsis: Written in 1921, Pirandello’s metatheatrical piece still holds true to today’s stage. As a play is already within it’s own rehearsal process, six different characters find their way into this world in search of an author to complete their story. Reluctantly convincing the Director to take on this task, the characters unravel a dark plot of absurdity. [ Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Characters_in_Search_of_an_Author ]
The Mental Notion Society is holding general auditions to fill 6 – 8 roles. Age range from late 20′s to early 40′s. Candidates should have a very strong theatrical background (2-3+ yrs) with minimal improvisational training/experience (1-2+ yrs). Open to all race & genders. Non-Union. Stipend pending ticket sales. Any exceptions or inquires, please contact the Producer at the information below.
Two Audition Dates / Times / Locations:
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 ; slots between 2 – 5pm
Bughouse Theater, 2054 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 ; slots between 12 – 4pm
Theatre Momentum, 1800 W. Cornelia Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(Auditions shall be in Studio D. Entrance in the back of the building. If you’re waiting for your timeslot, please wait within the hallway and NOT within the main building lobby. Thank you.)
1 to 2 rehearsals per week starting the first week of October (2013). Rehearsals will take holiday breaks during the appropriate times. Six Characters will be performed every Friday at 8pm, from February 21st thru March 21st, 2014 (5 performances) at Stage 773 – 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. Rehearsals will be approximately 2-3 hours each.
Please have (2) 1-3 minute monologues prepared: one classical and one contemporary. Monologues must be memorized and not read. There will also be cold reads performed. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition. You will NOT be accepted without these. **PLEASE keep in note of the different audition dates and venues.** To audition, pls sign up at the following link:
For more information and/or any inquiries may be sent to the Director/Producer, Jonald Reyes, at jonald[at]mentalnotion.com. Thank you.