Keely and Du

By Jane Martin

From the author of Talking With, here is an explosive and controversial drama. Du, a right-to-life activist, and Keely, a pregnant rape victim Du is confining, transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. Keely and Du is a mind-probing issue play with a gripping human face. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim’s rights? What are a Christian’s realities of procreation? Their passionate stories exist on the extreme edge of everyday reality.

Directed by award winning director, Sherry Sweeney

Come audition for this intensely powerful production that Chicago Street Theatre has become synonymous with!


November 4th 5-7pm


November 5th 7-9pm

Performances are January 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 31 and February 1 and 2.


KEELY: (female) 30’s – any ethnicity, she’s had a rough life but she’s a survivor, overworked, underpaid on top of taking care of her ailing father – actress must be comfortable with physicality of role which includes but is not limited to: getting slapped, being handcuffed w/limited mobility, and never leaves the stage for the duration of the show

DU: (female) late 40’s to ?? – any ethnicity, Du is a pro-life, Bible Christian, former nurse, gentle, motherly but not a push over. She is firm in her beliefs and absolutely dedicated to her faith.

WALTER: (male) 30’s to ?? – any ethnicity, charismatic Evangelical preacher, shiny & slick appearance, always looks his best, commanding presence, intimidating when he wants to be yet very polished. Think Ted Haggard or Mike Pence with a sharp temper that he struggles to keep in check.

COLE: (male) 30’s to early 40’s – any ethnicity, born-again Christian, alcoholic, “ex”-abuser, Keely’s trashy ex-husband

Auditioners will read from the cuttings posted below.

Keely #1

Keely #2



Walter #2