Audition for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

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"On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime."

One Voice, One Person, One Story at a Time.

It's time to redirect the conversation, empower one another and inspire hope.

"A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer," edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle, is a collection of monologues examining violence of all levels towards women and girls. Directed by Kristen Cone and CDE Ensemble Member, Maggie Robinson, each monologue will be devised using dance, theatre and multimedia. With two benefit performances in February, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble seeks individuals to perform, build solidarity with audience members and inspire action.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble annually hosts their annual One Voice Series to unite and empower survivors, as well as spread awareness on domestic and sexual assault violence to inspire action and change. This year’s One Voice Series benefit performance is part of both the V-Day and One Billion Rising campaigns. The V-Day and One Billion Rising campaigns seek to raise awareness around violence towards not only women and girls, but men and boys, too. Throughout the month of February, men and women come together to host events internationally to take action, share stories, raise money and educate the community. Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is proud to join this international campaign.

CDE is seeking spoken word artists, dancers, actors, and devisers that are female identifying. Men are strongly encouraged and welcome to audition, as well. CDE seeks individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to audition. CDE does not discriminate against age, race, creed, color, background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, politically ideology, cognitive or developmental status.

Auditions take place on December 14 and 15 from 7-9pm. The location for the address is 1650 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago. Easy street parking and within walking distance of multiple bus stops.

PLEASE COME PREPARED AND DRESSED APPROPRIATELY TO MOVE. Individuals auditioning will be asked to read monologue sides, learn movement sequences and patterns and devise short movement sequences.

Rehearsals to take place Thursdays and Fridays from 7-9pm at Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's performance. Performances will take place February 15 and 16, 7:30pm at Uncommon Ground Edgewater. To be considered, individuals must be available for all rehearsals and both performances.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE, please email Bring your headshot and resume to the auditions.

As this is a benefit performance, no stipend will be offered at this time. Proceeds from the performances will be donated to local domestic violence organization that support individuals leaving violent situation. 

Dance Styles
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Ballroom / Social Dance
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
Hip Hop


Ebenezer Lutheran Church

1650 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-8496