Exit 63 Theatre is casting for the Chicago premiere of Steve Yockey’s REYKJAVÍK, a queer-horror anthology play, directed by Connor Baty, choreographed by Derek van Barham, with intimacy design by Sarah Scanlon.

James is in Reykjavík for the Northern Lights, but they’re not here. Instead he ventures into the 24-hour dark of the Icelandic winter and finds himself entangled with dangerous strangers, suspicious lovers, malevolent birds and the mysterious Huldufólk. This play is a glimpse into a supernatural and often violent world where everyone is still hoping to find love and joy beneath the glow of the Aurora Borealis.

CASTING BREAKDOWN

JAMES, young, pretty and carefree, but his laissez-faire attitude comes from having lost a lot in life; also HANK, a zealous, possibly immortal sex worker; also EBON, an optimistic and very romantic raven

GRIGOR, murderous, patient, quiet except when passionately invested in “torch song” karaoke, possibly an invention; also LEÓ, a very professional hotel employee; also AARON, unable to express himself

NAOMI, James’ sister, a lot of regret, a lot of unease; also LIL, a hotel employee, not into her current gig; also VALERIE, gun-shy about love, always on the move

MARTIN, solicitous and very focused, he baits the hook, in love with his “good friend” Grigor, possibly an invention; also ROSS, a quality planner and decision maker, also ROBERT, a lonely customer too willing to believe

PETER, a stoner, open-minded and that’s a good thing, the kind of guy who just lets things happen; also MIKE, Ross’s boyfriend, a cocky tourist; also DAVEY, deeply frustrated with his relationship

The track of DEBBIE has already been cast

Auditions will be held on  Sunday, September 15th from 10am to 4pm. Please list availability when submitting. If you cannot attend the audition date but would still like to submit, let us know. If selected for an audition slot, sides will be emailed to you. 

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals will take place at the end of November with a few movement rehearsals and read thrus (per availability) and will go into a set schedule starting December 3rd through January 11th. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm, one Sunday Jan 5th 11am-3pm rehearsal. 

OFF DEC 20th - JAN 2. 

Tech runs January 14th through January 21st. 

Performances: January 23rd through February 9th, Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 3pm at the Den Theatre. $300 stipend.

Material to Prepare: 

Sides will be given with time slots.

Contact info:

Please email headshot and resume, along with availability for the audition date to exit63auditions@gmail.com

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