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"Black Singing Actors The Holidays" - Open Call - Chicago, IL

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1602022
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Chicago, IL - 60660
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
9-18-2019
Audition Date
9-30-2019
Expiration Date
9-29-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Chicago, IL | Milwaukee, WI

Audition Description

Christmas at Mother Holiday’s Café is a family tradition on the west side of Chicago. This year the Holidays are in need of a Christmas miracle because their matriarch is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, unable to cook at risk of losing her café and is now being cared for by her eldest son Joseph and his wife Mary who are in hopes of getting help from their children and Joseph’s younger brother Jerome to pull off this year’s festivities. Generations come together to face a painful truth and decisions are made to restore hope.

  • Role #1 - Mother Holiday

    Famous on Chicago’s Westside for the soul food at her self-titled café. A loving woman in her 80’s who is recently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Mother Holiday does have some memories of her life, and Christmas’s of yester years but senses something is wrong.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 75 - 85
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #2 - Joseph Holiday

    A Chicago police officer. Mother Holiday’s eldest son is a devoted husband, and father who has recently been forced to take on the role of caregiver for his mother and brother in his home.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 59
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #3 - Mary Holiday

    Joseph’s wife a nurse with the soul of an angel who is retiring to help out with Mother Holiday. She’s determined to convince her brother-in-law and their children J.R. and Katherine to help with their matriarch.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 59
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #4 - Jerome Holiday

    Joseph’s younger brother, a womanizing momma’s boy with the mentality of an arrogant college freshman and often laughs at his own jokes. He has always lived with his mother and has recently moved with her to his brother’s home.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 49
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #5 - Katherine Holiday

    Joseph and Mary’s youngest child is a talented designer who owns a neighborhood boutique called The Right Fit she has granted an opportunity of an apprenticeship in Paris to elevate her skills as designer. Will she accept?
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 29
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #6 - J.R. Holiday

    Joseph and Mary eldest child has been a soldier since graduating high school and is finally coming home for this Christmas at the request of his father.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 36
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #7 - Scott/Illinois

    Katherine’s high school sweetheart and a cook at Mother Holiday’s Café who grew up on the same neighborhood block and wants to help the family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 26
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019
  • Role #8 - Pam/Radio Announcer

    Family friend and owner of a caregiver organization “Mom’s Way”. Pam also grew up in the neighborhood and has been hired to assist with Mother Holiday.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 36
    Expiration Date: Sep 29, 2019

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