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Auditions in Chicago for Production of “Children of Eden” - Illinois


Show: Children of Eden Producer: Chicagoland Theatre Fund **Rehearsals will be in St. Charles, IL. The production will take place downtown Chicago** Personnel: John Caird (Book); Stephen Schwartz (Music); Brenda Didier (Director/Choreographer); Chris Carter (Co-Choreographer); Jermaine Hill (Music Director); Taylor Benoit (Production Coordinator)

Contract: Chicago Area Theatre Tier 5 Contract.

Dates: 1st Rehearsal- Between July 15 and July 22, 2020 contingent on role. 1st Performance: Aug 7, 2020. Closing Performance: August 9, 2020.

Seeking: Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors for limited Summer 2020 engagement. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles. Location: Roosevelt University- 425 S Wabash, Chicago, IL. **ALL MUST SHOW VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID TO ENTER**

Preparation: Come ready to dance. Also prepare one 32-bar cut. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided.


This is not an EPA or ECC. All union and non-union members can email to schedule a time slot for a singing appointment.

Those without an appointment will be seen for singing time-permitting.

The Chicagoland Theatre Fund is committed to being an equal opportunity employer of Actors of all ethnicities (including, but not limited to, African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), female identified Actors, seniors, and Actors with disabilities). Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. Casting will be conducted in such a manner as to provide full and fair consideration to ALAANA (African, Latinix, Asian/ Pacific Islander, Arab/Middle Eastern, Native American) Actors, female-identifying Actors, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming Actors, Actors over 60, and Actors with disabilities.


All Principal and Chorus roles will be understudied Roles identified by a * indicate pre-cast roles, for which understudies shall be auditioned

Father* (Male identified, 35-65): An older looking, impressive man. A true father figure, he wants the best for all of his children but parents with a firm hand. Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God. Vocal range top: G3-A5

Adam / Noah*(Male identified, 25-30): Adam is Eve’s bright and childlike partner. He is initially devout to Father and loving to his wife & children. Later plagued by guilt. Hard-working and reserved. Noah is rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father.Vocal range top: A3-A5

Eve / Mama* (Female identified, 25-35): Eve is curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama is Noah’s wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.Vocal range: G3-A5

Cain / Japheth (Male identified, 18-25): Cain is Abel’s older, adventurous brother. Follows in his mother’s footsteps and longs for the companionship of other humans. He is strong, stubborn, and independent. Japeth is in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah’s youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.Vocal range: B3-A5

Abel / Ham (Male identified, 18-30): Abel is Cain’s younger and more conservative brother who follows the “rules”. He chooses his parents over Cain. Ha is Japeth’s middle brother and

Aphra’s husband. He is not as docile as Japheth, nor as hot headed as Shem. Looks up to and follows Shem’s lead. Vocal range: B3-G5

Yonah (Female identified, 18-30): Noah’s servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendant of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart. Vocal range: G3-G5

Seth/Shem (Male identified, 20-30) : Seth is Adam and Eve’s third son and their family’s second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem is the oldest of Noah’s three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered. Vocal range: B3-E5

Aphra (Female identified, 20-30): Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying. Vocal range: B3-E5

Aysha (Female identified, 20-30): Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark. Vocal range: B3-E5

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Chicagoland Theatre Fund Please submit to: See


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