Theater Auditions in Chicago, Illinois for “The Flying Housewife”

The Flying Housewife, A True Story

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Theater

Open Auditions: The Flying Housewife, A True Story (5255 N. Ashland Ave (First Free Church)) – World Premier of The Flying Housewife, a True Story, Written by Rita Juanita Mock.

Auditions for the show will begin on March 31, 2016. Show dates: June 2-5, 10-12, with hold-over dates of June 17-19

If you think you know who the first woman to circumnavigate the globe was, raise your hand. If you answered “Jerrie Mock” keep those hands raised. What? There’re only two of you? Well… You’re not different from most people in this world. While Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly around the world, many people falsely give this credit to Amelia Earhart, because Amelia’s famous, and surely someone who completed this incredible undertaking has to be famous! Right? Wrong! This plucky, petite mother of three made little fuss over her flight, and rather hated the limelight, which is probably why you’ve never heard of her. Nonetheless, she accomplished this great feat in 1964, while flying a single-engine plane in a 29-day race against a professional pilot. Along the way, Jerrie met with engine trouble out over the Pacific, at night, when there were no radio beacons within range. She fought icing on her wings, flew through sandstorms, and even discovered her plane had been sabotaged before her initial departure!

Possible stipend. This is a Non-Equity production. All are welcome to audition. No experience necessary.

The Flying Housewife stage play casting call for actors

Audition times and dates:
March 31, 7:30-9:30pm
April 1, 7:30-10pm
April 2, 1-4pm
April 4, 7:30-9:30pm
April 5, 7:30-9:30pm
April 9, 2-6pm CALL-BACKS

Location: 5255 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (First Evangelical “First Free” Church of Chicago). Room 124 (basement level).

Rehearsals start April 10th and generally run in the evenings Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until closer to production dates. A few exceptions to these days exist. Calendar provided at audition.

Cast of Characters:

  • Jerrie Mock–F, late 30s/early 40s
  • Russell Mock–M, late 30s/early 40s
  • Roger Mock–M, late teens/early 20s
  • Nancy McConnell–F, late teens/early 20s
  • Prince of Saudi Arabia–M, 20s-30s
  • Bodyguards–M, any adult
  • Gary Mock–M, late teens/early 20s
  • Sophie Mock–F, 60s
  • Tim Frederitz–M, 60s
  • Blanche Frederitz–F, 60s
  • Joan Merriam Smith–F, late 20s/early 30s
  • Brigadier General Lassiter–M, 40s/50s
  • Newscasters–any, adult
  • Radio broadcasters–any, adult
  • Airport controllers–M, adult
  • Various other minor roles–any, adults & teens
  • Extras–any, any age

For audition:

Please prepare/bring the following:
1. A memorized dramatic monologue (1-2 minutes)
2. A memorized comedic monologue (1-2 minutes)
3. 2 Photos of yourself (clear shot of your face; full-length photo of yourself)–snapshots are acceptable. If you cannot bring photos, please see assistant or assistant casting director to have these taken by production team.
4. If you have an acting/production resume, please provide a printed copy.
5. Please be prepared to review production calendar for conflicts.

Questions? Reply to by March 31, 2016

Payment: Other

City or Location of call: Chicago, IL
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This casting notice was posted by: Rita Juanita Mock, director/casting director

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