The Great Chicago Fire Festival Casting Call for Performers
Location: Chicago, IL
Redmoon creates large-scale spectacle events. Our core mission is to create massive works of transformative, experiential art for the city of Chicago, that will gather thousands, to promote community, creativity, and unexpected connection.
The Great Chicago Fire Festival is a citywide event that will engage 50,000 youth citywide through participation in arts engagement activities and in-depth residencies throughout Chicago and will culminate September 26th with a massive ceremony and spectacle show. On the 26th, thousands of Chicagoans will gather at Northerly Island for a spectacular urban ritual that will celebrate Chicago, our history, and our unique neighborhood culture.
We’re aiming to gather over 500 performers to be in the show, including diverse community and professional groups – from dancers to a choir to a drum line to fire breathers. The script of the show is continually evolving, but our primary goal is to create and present a new urban ritual with historical elements, which showcases a wide range of special skills and giant mechanical devices, and highlights Chicago’s diversity, grit, greatness and renewal.
We are looking for a core ensemble of 30-50 performers of diverse backgrounds who can devise and create the show with Redmoon directors over 12-15 rehearsals in September, and then serve as captains who can teach the pieces of the show to other community members in 1 or 2 additional rehearsals.
1) We will schedule 12-15 rehearsals between 8/22 and 9/25. Presumably evenings and weekends, 3-4 days a week.
2) We will have a tech during the week of 9/20-9/25. Interested performers must be available for these evenings.
3) The show is 9/26 (noon – 10pm call)
This is a great opportunity to learn how to devise an entirely new spectacle show, how to engage and lead community-based performance, and how to take leadership and ownership over a component of a massive performance.
City or Location of call: Chicago, IL
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This casting notice was posted by: Redmoon