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Mackenzie Gordon

Auditions - Three Stories Up // Theatre in the Dark


Production title: Three Stories Up // Theatre in the Dark by Mackenzie Gordon
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent / Storefront
Project length: 80-90 minutes with no intermission
Posted on: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Production location: Chicago
Production Company: Theatre in the Dark
Company website:
Producers: Corey Bradberry & Mackenzie Gordon
Casting Director: Corey Bradberry
Audition Location: Eclipse Theatre rehearsal suite (4001 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 610)
Rehearsal Location: Chicago (Lakeview or Wicker Park area)

Performance Location: Secret Location in Chicago (near Lakeview)
Compensation: Yes


General Auditions: Sunday, July 28 8-10pm
**General Auditions will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-ups begin at 7:30pm.

**General Auditions will be held literally “blind”, with the director and playwright both blindfolded. Please email to be provided with a short scene for preparation.

**Please bring one physical headshot and resume to the audition.

Call Backs: Sunday, August 4, 7-10pm @ Eclipse rehearsal space; Wednesday, August 7, 7-10pm @ TBD

First Pre-Production Rehearsal (1-2 evenings/week): September 9
First Rehearsal: Mon, October 7 (rehearsals are Monday – Thursday 10am-4pm)

First Day of Tech: Sunday, October 20

1st Preview: Thursday, October 24

1st Performance: Thursday, October 31
Performances: Wednesdays through Sundays, October 31 – Nov 9 (TBD extension thru Nov 16)

*A Note from Casting:

Audition sides and a full rehearsal schedule are available by emailing If you're interested but unavailable for the initial audition date, send an email and we'll see if we can figure out an alternative arrangement.

We are seeking performers available for primarily daytime rehearsals, ideally with a flexible daytime or restaurant gig who can adapt to our schedule.

We encourage all actors from all backgrounds and experiences to audition!

Play Synopsis:
Beatrice, a Vancouver transit cop, discovers both her husband’s dead body and his history as an undercover police officer working deep within Vancouver's criminal underground. In search of the killer, she recruits her late husband’s last known informant, a drug runner who carries secrets of his own. The two embark on a hair-raising investigation through the city's colorful characters in search of justice… and revenge.

An 80-minute noir mystery set completely in the dark, previously produced in Vancouver, Canada. The actors play nearly a dozen characters including cops, priests, journalists, and grifters in a theatre experience critics have called “innovative,” “elaborate,” and “viscerally compelling”. The play opens in Chicago this October at a mystery location.

Character BIOS

[BEATRICE DULAURIER] [FEMALE] [AGE: mid 20s-early 40s]

A Vancouver transit cop whose world is shattered when she discovers her husband’s dead body in their third floor apartment. Knows when something smells foul and determined to get answers no matter where the questions may lead. Competent and able; desperate but bright. Doubles as JASMINE BROWN, a bookie with tabs on the underground.

*[GUNNAR BJORNSEN] [MALE] [AGE: mid 20s-late 30s]

Gunnar is a criminal informer looking for answers as well as a way out of his crummy life. Used to losing and leaving, it’s hard for him to open up to anyone but the listener. Smooth talker who relies on instinct and experience. Doubles as SERGEANT BILLOWS, FATHER DIVNEY, and others.

*The role of GUNNAR BJORNSEN has been CAST. UNDERSTUDIES will be considered for both BEATRICE and GUNNAR.

Contact Info:
Mackenzie Gordon
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago