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The Cuckoo's Theater Project is seeking actors and actor combatants to submit for the upcoming production of BBQ Apocalypse by Matt Lyle, directed by Marc James. Auditions will be held Monday, April 2, 7pm-10pm, with callbacks expected on Sunday, April 8, 6pm-9pm. Auditions and callbacks will be held at 7077 N Ashland Blvd Chicago 60626.
The following characters will be cast:
DEB, co-host of the barbecues. 30s, just realized she never grew up
MIKE, co-host of the barbecues, DEB's husband; a writer a little bit nerdy. 30s, just realized he never grew up
WIN, a handsome asshole; loves to make fun of Mike, he is very dry. 30s.
ASH, a mix between a yuppy and a hipster, only eats organic food; 30s
LULU, another Yupster, ASH's wife. Also a foodie and only eats organic food; 30s
GLORY, WIN's young girlfriend, she is an actress/dancer, 20s
JOHN, a stranger, dangerous and loves the sound of his voice; 30s-50s
Understudies (2 female and 1 male) will also be cast.
*Actors/Actresses of all race, ethnicity, sexual orientations, and gender identities strongly encouraged to attend.
About BBQ Apocalypse:
Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Ash is a successful yuppy with impeccable taste but annoys the hell out of his wife, Lulu, who likes to get very drunk, very quickly. Win mistakes his obnoxious confidence for charm, and his new girlfriend, Glory, is just too young and beautiful to be tolerated by other women. Throughout the first act feelings are hurt over the difference between "Organic" and "All Natural" beef, who's pregnant and who's just put on a little weight, and a nearly crippling iPhone addiction. The superficial, neuroses-laden interpersonal squabbles bubble over to a flash of inept violence when Win makes what we learn is just one in a series of passes at Deb. As the act closes, the group discovers that the rest of the world has been literally falling apart during their little, terrible barbecue. Act Two takes place on the same deck for another barbecue to celebrate their one-year post-apocalypsiversary. In a year where the only way to measure success is survival, roles have reversed, and we explore how each character's basic nature has allowed them to adapt and thrive or has pushed them to the brink of extinction.
About The Cuckoo's Theater Project:
The Cuckoo's Theater Project seeks to tell stories and put characters on stage that represent the vast diversity of not only Chicago, but the world. We want to take voices that have been stifled, stories that have been buried, and shout them loudly from the rooftops.
Rehearsals begin APRIL 16-JUNE 7
Tech begins JUNE 10-JUNE 15
Production dates are JUNE 18-JULY 21
Friday at 8pm
Sat at 3pm and 8pm and
Sunday at 3pm
(preview dates June 16-17, one special Thursday performance July 19)
Presented at The Prop Thtr 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare one comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes.
To request an audition slot: please email your headshot and resume to email@example.com. If you would only like to be considered for a specific role, please include that in the body of the email.
Apr 2 7-10pm
Apr 8 Callbacks 6-9pm