AUDITIONS: A Klingon Christmas Carol 2014

Date: Auditions will take place on 6/28 and 6/29.
Time: 75-minute time slots at 11:30 am1:00 pm2:30 pm on Saturday (6/28), and 4:30 pm on Sunday(6/29).
Audition Location: The Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave)

Pay: Stipend
Equity / Non Equity: Non-Equity

Description: Come to an audition like none you’ve ever been to before!  Commedia Beauregard is looking for actors (approx. 7-10 male, 3-5 female) to join the caest of “A Klingon Christmas Carol”, the only play to have ever been performed in tlhIngan Hol (the Klingon language from the Star Trek movies and TV shows). For the show, actors will be expected to learn how to pronounce Klingon and perform in that language. However, no prior knowledge of the language is expected.  All actors will play multiple roles.

“A Klingon Christmas Carol”, Commedia Beauregard’s unique Christmas classic, returns in 2014 with some favorites from the past – sets, costumes,  fight choreographer. However, this year, we’re also bringing in a Director from a whole other world… Wisconsin.  Catie O’Donnell will take the helm and we couldn’t be more excited!

This is a translation of the Dickens classic holiday tale. Scrooge has no courage, nor honor. The ghosts are coming to help him fix that. Because Klingons are what they are, expect stage combat, singing, and a lot of guttural sounds. Entering its 5th year in Chicago, this show has garnered national and international press attention.

Performances will be Dec 5-21 at The Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave).

Time Commitment: Rehearsals begin the first week in October. Five rehearsals per week. Evenings during the week and afternoons on weekends. Tech rehearsals are November 30th-Dec. 3rd. Show Opens December 5th (with a preview on Dec. 4) and runs through December 21st. 15 performances.  No rehearsal or show on Thanksgiving Day.

Material to Prepare: Please dress for movement. Audition will consist of readings from the script (in English), a quick fight sequence, and a language-lesson. Actors will audition in groups of 20; you will be required to stay the entire 75 minutes.

Contact Info: To request an audition appointment, email  with your name, phone #, and your preferred time slot.  Highlight any puppetry and stage combat experience.  Please, also attach a headshot and resume.

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