Bold Auditions

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PARAMOUNT THEATRE

BOLD SERIES

2022

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com.  The video should include two one-minute, contemporary, monologues.

Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Paramount Theatre is proud to announce the addition of the BOLD Series!  The series consists of three plays and one musical presented in their newly renovated, 165-seat semi-thrust space, the Copley Theatre.

The following is a breakdown of the first two plays in the series.  The breakdown for the musical and show four will come in the following months.

A note about casting (adopted from language with consent originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

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BULL: a love story

PARAMOUNT THEATRE

2022BOLD SERIES

Bull: a Love Story

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox (link preferred) to casting@paramountarts.com.  The video should include one one-minute contemporary monologue.

Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Paramount Theatre Bold Series 2022

The World Premiere of

Bull: A Love Story

By Nancy García Loza

Bull dealt drugs, got caught, and served his time. For a decade, he’s thought about one thing: coming home. On the day Bull is released from prison, he returns to his old Chicago neighborhood, Lakeview, now unrecognizable. Hopeful and eager, he is ready to resume life with his family, only to discover how much has moved on without him. His dream now within grasp, what will it take to get home?

PRODUCTION DATES

Workshop Range: May 16th – May 26th, 2022

First Rehearsal: September 6th, 2022

Tech Begins: September 29, 2022

First Public Performance: October 5, 2022

Opening Nights: October 12 and 13, 2022

Closing: November 20, 2022

Note: This is a new play process. The play will be in development throughout workshops, rehearsal, and previews. Playwright, Nancy García Loza, will be present.

PERSONNEL

Laura Alcalá Baker- Director

Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director

Rachael Jimenez- Associate Casting Director

Jim Corti- Artistic Director

Amber Mak- Artistic Producer

Paul-Jordan Jansen- Associate Artistic Producer

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

BULL he/him 

35 years old, formerly incarcerated on drug charges, waited for a decade. Knows the game, works the angles, measured. He’s like the concrete against Lake Michigan, burning in the sun until the water laps. Released but not free, at the threshold. Mexican American.

SOL she/her 

32 years old, BULL’s ex, EMME’s mother. Steady as a rock, a builder, single mother. She works close to home, allowing her to keep eyes on her home and her daughter. Keeps a steady job at a travel agency as office manager, runs it practically on her own. She moves like Lake Michigan on the first days of June. The kind of voice you’d follow anywhere. Latina.

EMME she/her 

12 years old, BULL’s daughter. An only child, protected, loved from the get, gets grounded for C’s. She’s bubbly and buoyant until BULL’s presence makes her feel like being attached to a slow-moving tugboat. At first resistant, cautious, and annoyed by BULL, she is eventually curious and drawn to this stranger: her father. Latina.

SADIE  she/her  

27 years old, BULL’s sister. A fighter, joyful, humorous in spite of life’s many punches. A loan processor works at a mortgage office, before the bubble bursts. She’s a total survivor, moves like a storm. Her vice: assholes; she leaves them, they don’t leave her. Mexican American.

TIO he/him 

Late 50s-60s, BULL’s neighbor, a carpenter, a lifetime struggle with sobriety. Has a kind of twin soul connection with BULL. Immigrated to Chicago in the 70s. Came from the old school and found the new school in Lakeview. Latino.

THE OTHERS he/him (to be played by one actor): WARDEN 60s, an older procedural white man | LAWMAN mid 20s, testing limits |OTHERMAN mid 30s, SOL’s boyfriend, Latino, Non-confrontational, nobody can ever remember his name | G. 33 years old, BULL’s younger brother, an addict, a believer, a survivor, larger than life, Mexican American

A note about casting (adopted from language with consent originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the above character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  

We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (parent company to Paramount Theatre) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

For Information on Paramount Theatre’s Continuing Work on Equity, Social Justice, and Inclusion, please click here.

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