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Casting

Mother Goose’s Garden – Understudies

Emerald City Theatre is casting an immediate replacement for the role of  understudy for Mother Goose’s Garden (Theatre for the Very Young, Ages 0-5).

This world premiere is an immersive production located in our Baby Theatre facility at 2933 North Southport Avenue. This role requires basic singing and guitar playing skills. Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone is casting a strong performer with teaching artist experience. The audition will be part performance and part interview. Currently the show is in an open run, and predicted to run through early Spring 2018. There are some guaranteed performances for the understudy. 

Auditions will be made by appointment by emailing castingECT@gmail.com with your headshot and resume. This understudy track currently has some scheduled performances.

Mother Goose’s Garden by Kate Leslie 
Directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone 
A world premiere theatre piece for the very young, based on the beloved nursey rhymes of Mother Goose! 

**THIS PRODUCTION IS PRIMARILY A DAYTIME COMMITMENT. IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED IN A SHOW DURING THIS TIME THAT REHEARSES AND PERFORMS IN THE EVENING, WE WOULD STILL LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME IN**

Audition Date: Email castingECT@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Audition Location:  Emerald City’s Little Theatre (2933 N Southport Avenue)

Equity/Non-Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: There is pay. 

Time Commitment: Rehearsals will be scheduled based on availability. All performances are during the day. There are some currently scheduled performances for the understudy.

Material to Prepare:  Sing 60 seconds of any kid or standard song (ex. Row, row row your boat, itsy bitsy spider). Play a simple song on guitar (you can combine this with the 60 seconds of song). Sides will be emailed if you confirm an appointment. We will read some scenes from the script.

Contact Info: To schedule an appointment, please email Jamal, ECT Artistic Associate, at castingECT@gmail.com with your updated headshot and resume.

Production & Design

Stage Manager Cover

Emerald City Theatre is seeking a Stage Manager Cover for our current production of “Mother Goose’s Garden” (Theatre for the Very Young, Ages 0-5).

Show Information:
Mother Goose’s Garden

Script by: Kate Leslie

Directed by: Jackie Stone

Theatre: Emerald City’s Little Theatre (2933 N Southport Ave)

Show Length: 45-50 minutes

Performances: Now – Spring, 2018

The show is an open run, and predicted to go through early Spring 2018. Show runs through the holiday season. There are some guaranteed performances for the Stage Manager Cover. Specific dates will be discussed at interview. This production is primarily a daytime commitment, Wednesdays thru Sundays. Education experience is a plus, but not required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ksirico@emeraldcitytheatre.com for consideration.

Emerald City Theatre is a professional non-equity organization in Chicago with an annual budget of 2.2 million, producing a season of seven plays, new work series, educational classes and camps, and two annual galas. Each year, Emerald City produces 4 plays at The Apollo Theatre in Lincoln Park, 2-3 plays at Broadway Playhouse (Broadway in Chicago) on the Magnificent Mile, and 1 show at Emerald City’s Little Theatre for toddlers. The performance schedule is year-round, with roughly 300 performances annually.

Props Designers

Emerald City Theatre is seeking Props Designers for our upcoming productions of Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical.

Show Information:

Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare
Book and Lyrics by: Randy Courts, Jenny Laird, Will Osborne
Directed by: Jamal Howard
Theatre: Apollo Theatre (2540 N Lincoln Ave)
Show Length: 60 minutes
Rehearsals: November 27, 2017-January 7, 2018
Tech: January 8-18, 2018
Previews: January 19-26, 2018
Opening: January 27, 2018

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
Script and Lyrics by: Mo Willems
Music by: Michael Siersher
Directed by: Aileen McGroddy
Theatre: Apollo Theatre (2540 N Lincoln Ave)
Show Length: 60 minutes
Rehearsals: January 22-March 4, 2018
Tech: March 5-15, 2018
Previews: March 16-23, 2018
Opening: March 24, 2018

Please submit cover letter and resume to ksirico@emeraldcitytheatre.com for consideration. 

Emerald City Theatre is a professional non-equity organization in Chicago with an annual budget of 2.2 million, producing a season of seven plays, new work series, educational classes and camps, and two annual galas. Each year, Emerald City produces 4 plays at The Apollo Theatre in Lincoln Park, 2-3 plays at Broadway Playhouse (Broadway in Chicago) on the Magnificent Mile, and 1 show at Emerald City’s Little Theatre for toddlers. The performance schedule is year-round, with roughly 300 performances annually.

Teaching Artists

Bilingual Teaching Artists

Emerald City Theatre, Chicago’s most attended theatre for children ages 0 – 15, seeks lead and assistant teaching artists who are fluent in both English and Spanish for Emerald City Theatre classes and residencies. Teaching artists report to the Associate Education Director. Their primary responsibility is to facilitate theatre education programming for ages 3.5-15 during once-a-week classes and in-school residencies. 

TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Emerald City Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists in the city of Chicago who are committed to building an appreciation of theatre in their students through education in theatre practices.
  • Teaching Artist will utilize curriculum guidelines to create theatre class content that is developmentally appropriate and supports the class theme.
  • During class, Teaching Artists will lead students in activities which may include: acting exercises, teaching or accompanying song, directing a scene, or creating choreography.
  • Teaching Artist will ensure that all parents receive communications from the Emerald City Education Department.
  • Teaching Artists are responsible for attending all faculty meetings and reporting any problems that arise with students and/or parents to the Education Department.
  • Teaching Artists will act as creator and director for the class’s final presentation to be performed at the final class session.

Qualifications:

  • Currently working as a theatre artist OR have formal training theatre, music, or dance
  • Lead Teaching Artists should have 3-4 years of experience working with young people ages 13 or younger in arts education.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Be physically able to teach which may include standing for long periods of time, sitting on the floor, or walking up and down stairs
  • Upon hire, teachers will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Carly Crawford, Associate Education Director, at ccrawford@EmeraldCityTheatre.com.