I am so honored at the outpouring of responses I’ve been getting from women regarding the plus size women monologues (I’m still praying on the title 😩😁) casting call, just simply has me speechless. One day at a rehearsal for another production of mine, I was listening to someone share their experiences with me about being a plus size woman in the acting industry, which then inspired me to use the platform(s) that I’m given in theater, to help give other women, creative ways to express their life experiences and prayerfully empower others to share some of their stories.
The monologues are about experiences that plus size women encounter in society, with stories about their friendships, careers, love, etc with a mini fashion in between scenes.
There will be 3 different ways you will be potentially cast for the monologues:
1) I am currently looking to cast about 5 plus size women to model only, throughout the show. If you are interested in only being a model, please email me at email@example.com with the subject line as Plus Size Model. Models should be between sizes 14-28.During the casting call, please bring an example of an outfit that you will model (including shoes and accessories).
2) I am currently looking for plus size women to only be interviewed about your experiences as a plus size woman (stories could be past or present). You will not perform or be in the fashion show, but only share your stories confidentially with me as an aid to help develop the script for the actresses. You will be interviewed via audio and video recordings (including Skype, Google Hangout, Face Time, etc. for non-Chicago residents). If you are interested in only being interviewed by me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as Plus Size Interview.
3) I am currently casting plus size women to be cast for the monologue performances. You must be between the sizes of 14-30, age 21+ and be interviewed as well via audio and/or video to help develop your script. You do not have to have experience as an actress but you do need to email me a full length photo of yourself with measurements and an actors resume (if available) to email@example.com with the subject line as Plus Size Monologues.
The monologues will very in length based off the stories that’s collected and/or your experience as an actress. You will also need to commit to weekly rehearsals (usually on Saturday mornings).
The casting call for this production is scheduled for:
Date: January 7, 2017
Location: Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.