Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Call for Collaborators

Call for Actors/Collaborators

Genesis Ensemble will be holding open auditions on Sunday, April 18th for our currently untitled summer project that will run the month of August. This project will be an ensemble-created work investigating the evolution of communication and technology in relation to romantic love.

Auditions will be held at the Theatre Momentum Studio located in the Cornelia Arts Building (1800 W Cornelia) from 10pm-2pm on Sunday, April 18th. Actors will be scheduled for hour-long time slots in which they will present a one-minute dramatic monologue, as well as participate in some ensemble exercises.

If you are interested, send your headshot and resume to IMPORTANT: In the body of your email tell us your availability for April 18th, as well as why you are interested in ensemble-created theatre.

SEEKING actors of all types and ages including- one male over 35, one female over 35 and two African American actors.

Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Meet Jake Carr

Jake Carr moved to Chicago last summer after graduating from Miami University of Ohio with a BA in Theater and a BA in Psychology. While in Chicago, he has worked with Redmoon Theater extensively, participating in two performance internships (one of which focused on the medium of shadow puppetry), performing in their spectacle production Last of My Species, and acting in their for-hire party services. He was delighted to get to create art with the Genesis again after meeting and studying with them at Miami. He originated the character of Ben in Genesis Ensemble's production of sweet, half-darkness and looks forward to reprising the role this coming summer when Genesis participates in the Chicago Fringe Festival. Jake recently became an Artistic Associate with GayCo, and LGBT-centered sketch and improv comedy troupe where "gay" is the given, not the punchline. In preparation for his future with the company, he will soon begin sharpening his improv skills at Second City. He can next be seen in the original comedy Ricky the Cat Cassio--directed, written by, and starring several Miami alumni-- at Gorilla Tango Theater.

Jake's current show, The Legend of Ginger Bred with Cock and Bull Theater, opens this coming Thursday, March 11th (six shows only so get tickets NOW!). The darkly comedic piece is loosely based on the Gingerbread Man fairy tale and tells the story of a drug addicted former porn star who is recounting her life's travels to the patrons of a sleazy lounge bar. Through flashbacks, Ginger Bred meets up with a hilariously vulgar cast of characters from her past that have helped to shape her into the woman she is and the woman she can choose to become. In this campy, pseudo rock-opera production, Jake plays six different roles including a nine year old boy who thinks he's a rabbit, a schizophrenic pimp from Los Angeles, and a card shark Trekkie with a penchant for fetishistic fantasies. The show, set to live music, promises to be a wild evening of comedy for all involved! For tickets and more information, head to

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Meet Christopher Acevedo!

Christopher Acevedo is a founding member of Tympanic Theatre Company and an Artistic Associate with the Genesis Ensemble. He moved to Chicago in 2007 and since has appeared in Pavement Group's fracture/mechanics, the Genesis Ensemble's The Secrets Project, Red Tape Theatre's inaugural and second CFANN Festival (with Genesis Ensemble), Drangoncello's And Time Runs On, Dramatis Personae's Feats of Strength and The Side Projects Splayed Verbiage (Cut to the Quick Festival). With Tympanic Theatre Company, he has appeared in Splintered Crosses, The House of Weird Death, Gregor & the Squonk, Bastards of Young and most recently in And Then It Burst. Next he will be appearing in Tympanic Theatre's Ozma & Harriet, in March. He earned his B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University.

Go see his show Ozma and Harriet:
From March 25, 2010 8:00 PM
Through April 25, 2010 7:00 PM

Monday, March 1, 2010


We are excited to announce that Genesis Ensemble will be performing sweet, half-darkness at the very first Chicago Fringe Festival!
Chi Fringe will be taking place in the Pilsen Neighborhood September 1-5, 2010.

Don't miss it!!