The 2019-2020 program will begin in late November or early December, with regular meetings culminating in performances of an original devised piece in March or April. We will likely be meeting on Sunday and Thursday evenings through January, then switching to Sunday and Monday evenings. Specific schedule will be determined when this class of Protégés is selected.
What to prepare:
Audition: Please prepare either 1. a monologue or 2. a physical movement piece that includes an object. Please be sure that your monologue or movement piece is no longer than two minutes. We want to get a sense of who you are and how you work. We may ask you to play around with the monologue or movement piece, so please be prepared to explore the piece and try new things.
Letter of Intent: Please also include a letter with your application indicating why you’re interested in the program, why you’d be a good fit as a member of the Protégé Ensemble, and what your personal goals for growth and expectations are during the program.
How to apply:
Please email email@example.com with a headshot, resume, and letter of intent. Submissions must be received by the new, extended date and time of 11:59pm on Saturday, November 16.
Audition dates and location:
The first round of auditions will be held the evenings of Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13. Callbacks are scheduled for the evening of Monday, November 18. Please send any conflicts you have after 5pm on these days when submitting.
About the Program Leaders:
Victor Maraña trained as an actor at the University of the Americas in Mexico and received his MA in Physical and Devised Theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He has worked in several productions at the National Theatre in Mexico City and The Goodman Theatre, Theatre Wit, Victory Gardens, The Den Theatre, among others in Chicago. He has trained actors for the National Theatre Library of Mexico, Theatre Without Walls, and the Performing Arts Studio. Victor has co-directed Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed” workshops in Mexico and Chicago alongside Boal’s student David Psalmon. He has received Best Actor awards for his work on Heaven Under the Skin and Strawberry and Chocolate. Victor is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Drew Schad has been a Shattered Globe Theatre Ensemble member since 2009, co-leader of SGT’s Protégé Program since 2016, and SGT’s Business Manager since 2018. He has performed in over 15 productions with SGT, including: Hannah and Martin, Crime and Punishment, How to Use a Knife, Five Mile Lake, The Heavens Are Hung in Black, In the Heat of the Night, Marvin’s Room, The Rose Tattoo, The Whaleship Essex, Mill Fire, Our Country’s Good, Happy Now?, Her Naked Skin, Orpheus Descending, Romeo and Juliet, Buried Child, and The Little Foxes. Other Chicago credits: Born Yesterday (Remy Bumppo, Jeff Award–Best Production Midsize) and Six Degrees of Separation (Eclipse). On-camera credits include: Chicago Med (NBC), Kitchen Hamlet, Highwater, and Gamer Chick. Drew has studied at the National Theater Institute and holds a BA in Drama from Kenyon College, where he received the Paul Newman Trophy for his performance as Estragon in Waiting for Godot.
Dolores Díaz is a Chicago-based playwright from the U.S.-Mexico divide who writes about borderlands. Dolores’s work has appeared on Chicago stages and beyond, including at 16th Street Theater, Broken Nose Theatre at Steppenwolf Garage, Nothing Without A Company, Three Cat Productions, and more. Her plays investigate the gray areas that defy definition, the contradictions within the individual and the group, and the hybrid places where the notion of “natural” is investigated, challenged, and revealed. Dolores uses boundaries as a vantage point to observe different points of view and as a means to interrogate current affairs