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Bull in a China Shop is a play about Seeking two female identifying understudies to cover a variety of roles in our Chicago premiere of Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner this spring. Play and character description is below. Trans actresses as well as actresses of all ethnicities encouraged to submit.
Synopsis: Mary Woolley and her partner, Jeanette Marks, two brilliant women who reimagined and revolutionized women's education at the turn of the twentieth century. This fast-moving feminist comedy chronicles the growth of the women's suffrage movement, as well as Mary and Jeanette's romantic relationship. It examines the strength it takes to find your voice, be brave and feel less at odds with the world.
Seeking actresses ages 25-55 to understudy the following roles: Mary Woolley: 30s-40's, high status academic who is the President of Mount Holyoke College. She's an imposing presence, she is passionate, she is in love with Jeannette Marks.
Jeannette Marks: 30's, english teacher and founder of theater department at Mount Holyoke College. She has moxie, is impatient, and is afraid of becoming irrelevant. In love with Mary.
Pearl: 20's, fan girl of Mary & Jeannette's relationship, smart, impulsive, prone to fits of passion
Dean Welsh: 40-50's, the dean of Mount Holyoke College. She is aware that she operates in a man's world and doesn't want to rock the boat.
Audition dates TBD week of 4/11 and/or 4/18
At AFT we don't have attendance requirements for understudies for the rehearsal process; we ask understudies to attend as often as it takes for them to learn their tracks. Outside of that, understudies need to be available for all performances should they be needed to go on. Understudies don't need to be present at all shows, but they need to call in to the stage manager ahead of each show to check-in. After the show is open, we have understudy rehearsals once a week as scheduled between understudies and stage management.
**The show begins rehearsals April 24, goes into previews May 24, and runs through June 30. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm at Theater Wit.
Please submit your headshot/resume with the subject heading "Bull in a China Shop understudies", as well as what role/roles you'd be best suited for understudying.