Porch Play, an instant drama in one act
Theatre Momentum presents Porch Play, an instant drama in one act. The performance will consist of one singular real-time scene played out in a single location. Improv actors are instant playwrights, and this production draws on that skill to create complex interweaving lives and storytelling with depth and honesty. Elements of comedy and drama are folded into the story in equal measure.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 21st. We are seeking to cast 10-12 players. All interested performers must attend an audition, even if you have been in the ensemble previously.
Auditions are just for Porch Play and any future productions will be cast independently. All auditions are 18+ only, and it is strongly suggested that auditioners have 6 months or more experience in improv/acting.
Pay: Performers will be paid with a split of the door, in addition to commissions for ticket referrals. As a small company, we want some part of the production income to go back to every performer, as many other improv theatres in Chicago do not do.
The auditions will run 12-3 PM on Saturday, August 17th and 7-10 PM on Wednesday, August 21st. Auditioners are expected to remain the entire audition time, so please plan accordingly.
All rehearsals will be on Wednesday nights, August 28-October 16, 7:00-9:30 PM.
Performances will be 8:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, October 18-December 7 (no shows on 10/25, 10/26, 11/29, 11/30)
All auditions and performances will take place at Pendulum Space, 1803 W. Byron St, Suite 216.
Please read the full details and double-check your calendars before signing up. If you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you foresee any conflicts with the performance schedule, email us and let us know. Some off-nights will be scheduled for all performers. If you cannot attend every rehearsal, please let us know that as well.
You will not need to bring a copy of your headshot and resume for the audition, but please upload it to the auditions form, or email it to us. Thanks!
Meet the Director!
This is Joe’s Directorial Debut in Chicago. He’s been an ensemble member of Theatre Momentum since 2017. TM Credits include the 2017 Production Porch Play, Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics, Circle Place, The Golden Age, and Mixtape. Recent Chicago Credits; Romeo & Juliet-Shakespeare All-Stars, El Stories: Holiday Train-Waltzing Mechanics, Twelfth Night & Hamlet-Midsommer Flight. Favorite Credits: Sweeney Todd & A Funny Thing…Forum-Venice Theatre, As You Like it & Henry IV, Part 1-Long Island Shakespeare Festival.