LEADING ROLES – 4 shoot days
PAUL (male, 55-75, Caucasian) – Negotiable Rate (min $450)
A professor of theater at a small community college grinding out the end of his days. When a storm opens a passage into the world of The Tempest, Paul has the chance to reclaim lost glory, exact revenge and rewrite his legacy. Flush with power, he pulls in people from his real life, but not all want to play the roles as written.
EMERSON (female or non-binary, 18-22) – Flat Rate $250
A vegan straight edge punk tired of living with and caring for her father, Paul. She embraces a new age world view of kindness and acceptance but is prone to small moments of violence as her growing strength pushes for greater independence.
ANDRE /ARIEL (androgynous, 23-30, BIPOC preferred) – Flat Rate $250
A drag performer barely scraping by, but used to the hustle of the streets and afraid of no one. More intrigued than frightened by the appearance of The Tempest, he has a strange affinity for Paul’s manipulative games.
SUPPORTING ROLES – 1 shoot day
For supporting roles no sides are required at this time.
Please send a demo reel or contemporary monologue.
If you are applying for a Leading Role but are willing to be considered for a Supporting Role, please indicate this in your email.
CAL (male, 21, BIPOC) – Flat Rate $50
Working as the maintenance man and living in the basement apartment of Paul’s building, he studies relentlessly to get a college degree while striking up a clandestine friendship with Emerson. Only she recognizes his overlooked intelligence.
TONY (male, 50-60, Caucasian) – Flat Rate $50
Paul’s estranged brother, now a wealthy movie producer in L.A., is in critical condition after his private jet hit violent turbulence in a lightning storm over Chicago. Plagued by nightmares of The Tempest, he requests to see Paul to whom he hasn’t spoken in 14 years.
SGT. MCCABE (female, 35-45) – Flat Rate $50
A Chicago police officer, she is called in to investigate Paul’s possible involvement in Tony’s accident. Annoyed that these rich people are pulling strings for a personal situation, she is ready to be done with it, but is also intrigued by the strange family.