The Right Brain Project

Where Passion Plays


The Right Brain Project announces auditions for RAISED IN CAPTIVITY - written by Nicky Silver & directed by RBP Artistic Director Kathi Kaity


Estranged twins Sebastian and Bernadette are reunited at their mother's funeral, after her death-by-errant-showerhead. The two siblings clumsily attempt to renegotiate their relationship while making space for others in their lives: Bernadette’s husband Kip, who decides to abandon his dental practice to become an artist, and Dr. Hillary, Sebastian’s extravagantly needy therapist who is prone to dissolving into a morass of self-recrimination. Paradoxically dark but comedic, absurd yet earnest, Nicky Silver’s award-winning work returns to Chicago.

Audition Date & Location

Auditions on January 16th from 6pm-9pm and January 20th from 10am-2:30pm held at The Performing Arts Studio, Lincoln Square (630 W Webster, Chicago, IL 60614). Callbacks will be January 27th – Time & Location TBD.

Time Commitment

Rehearsals begin mid February 2018, performances run April 27-May19th.


 Actors will be paid a one-time stipend.

Equity/Non-Equity: Non-Equity

Material to Prepare

Please prepare a one-minute performance of your choosing (monologue, poem, dance – creativity is encouraged). To request an audition appointment, please send your headshot and resume to

Available Roles

-      Sebastian Bliss (male identifying): a twin brother; neurotic, selectively competent, both self-deprecating and self-involved.

-      Kip Dixon (male identifying): a husband rocketing into a mid-life crisis. Once a dentist, now an artist. Terminally clueless but optimistic.

-      Miranda Bliss (female identifying): Sebastian’s [dead] mother. Blatantly honest, vaguely nihilistic.

-      Dylan Sinclair/Roger (male identifying & double role): Dylan: Sebastian’s pen pal who just so happens to be a dangerous inmate. Roger: Sebastian’s pay-for-pleasure tryst…also dangerous. We are especially interested in this role being performed by an actor who identifies as hard-of-hearing, possibly with a background knowledge of ASL.