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Casting Call for TRU

A Musical for Mental Health at Stage 773

– Rehearsals — September 23rd through October 20th at City Lit Theatre (Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10pm, as well as weekend rehearsals on 9/28, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20)

– Tech — October 22nd through the 26th at Stage 773

– Previews will run from October 28th through the 30th at Stage 773. Previews will be at 7:00pm.

– TRU opens November 1st and plays through the 24th at Stage 773. Performances will run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm.

TRU is a non-union production, and my team and I are interested in casting the lead role of Truman Hayes for which we are able to offer a stipend of $1,000, as well as an ensemble role, for which we are able to offer a stipend of $300.

For the role of Truman Hayes, we are hoping to cast a male-identified actor, preferably a person of color, age 20 to 33.

For the ensemble role, we are hoping to cast a male-identified actor, open age and open race, though we as a team strive to be inclusive in our casting process.

A little more about TRU as a show —

TRU is a thoughtful and thought-provoking story that paints a picture of what it could be like to live with mental illness. To capture the depth of this struggle, TRU brings it to life, depicting it as the manipulative half of a toxic relationship, called Her. As Truman’s relationship with Her worsens and his struggles grow, he finds the strength to ask for help and seek treatment, embarking on a journey toward recovery with the help of his family and those around him. With TRU, we hope to tell a story that is accessible, empathic, and illuminating, as we fight against the stigma that surrounds mental health. Our goal is for audience members with lived mental health experiences to feel validated, understood, and seen, while shedding light on what it can be like to live with mental illness for those without lived experience.

In 2018 TRU premiered with a sold-out run in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it received 14 award nominations and 2 wins for “Best Music” and “Best Choreography”.

Contact Information

Leo Fotos
Executive Producer
Gosz & Fotos
Work: (872) 239-4636