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Discover your comic roots and raise the roof for the Italians (and Italian Americans) who started it all with COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE! The mother of Improv and the first theatre to welcome women actors, COMMEDIA is a 16th century comedic form that has inspired writers from Shakespeare to John Cleese.
Audition for the Italian American Theatre of Chicago's COMMEDIA CARNEVALE on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th, 7:00-9 p.m. at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, Chicago 60657
For those selected, rehearsals will be as follows:
Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (includes lunch, "flash class" on COMMEDIA stock characters, masks, movements and more) at Under the Gun
Wednesday, January 31, 7-10 p.m. at Under the Gun
Monday, February 5, 7-10 p.m. at Under the Gun
Final dress and tech rehearsal, date and time TBD, CASA ITALIA (Italian Cultural Center), 1621 N. 39th Avenue, Stone Park, IL 60165
GALA MASKED PERFORMANCE and DINNER, Saturday, February 10, 6-9 p.m. at CASA ITALIA
Material To Prepare:
Applicants will be asked to improvise in small groups based on a typical COMMEDIA plot. Results will be posted at italianamericantheatreofchicago.com. within a day of the audition.