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Non-Equity Audition

Promethean Theatre EnsemblePromethean Theatre Ensemble
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Audition Dates: Aug 11 - Aug 13, 2016

Description:
Promethean Theatre Ensemble seeks actors of all ages, types, genders & ethnicities for December 2016 production of Moises Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by PTE Artistic Director, Brian Pastor.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Comedy Dance CollectiveComedy Dance Collective
General Auditions

Audition Dates: Aug 7

Description:
The Comedy Dance Collective is a group of current, former, and almost dancers who celebrate movement-based comedy. The C:DC is holding general auditions for new Company Members and Contributors. Company Members will rehearse regularly and perform in all larger shows. Contributors will join for one-off shows and as....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theatre NebulaTheatre Nebula
The Rocky Horror Show

Audition Dates: Aug 2 - Aug 7, 2016

Description:
This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1940-1970′s and spawned the film version that created the cult classic genre. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Towle TheaterTowle Theater
A Fabulous 50's Christmas

Audition Dates: Aug 20 - Aug 21, 2016

Description:
All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater. Towle Theater seeks strong singers & actors 20 years old and up for the upcoming annual original musical production of A Fabulous 50's Christmas.

Audition Date:
Saturday, August 20 from 10:30-4:00pm

Audition Location:
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pulse Theatre Company ChicagoPulse Theatre Company Chicago
The Colored Museum

Audition Dates: Jul 25 - Aug 2, 2016

Description:
Pulse Theatre Company Chicago presents The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe. Directed by Aaron Mitchell Reese and Donterrio Johnson

We are currently seeking African-American Men.

ENSEMBLE MALE #1: 20-40s
GUY/MISS ROJ/ NARRATOR/ THE KID

ENSEMBLE MALE#2: 20s-40s
JUNIE/WAITER/SON/THE MAN/ FLO'RANCE....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Independent ProductionIndependent Production
Staged Reading

Description:
Script-in-hand, partially-staged reading at the 30thannual conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education-an academic conference for theatre professors-at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. This reading will be a featured all-conference event. Actors will also have the opportunity to work directly with renowned playwright Naomi Wallace, who will....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Lifeline TheatreLifeline Theatre
Thumbelina

Audition Dates: Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2016

Description:
Lifeline Theatre seeks non-equity men and women of color with a strong movement background for our upcoming production of Thumbelina.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

2nd Act Players2nd Act Players
The Institute

Audition Dates: Aug 1

Description:
The 2nd Act Players will be holding auditions Monday evening from 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1 at its theater in Northminster Church, Evanston. Seeking to fill two roles, one male, one female, and two understudy slots, one male, one female, for its fall production of the world premiere of the new....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Gallery TheaterGallery Theater
Making God Laugh

Audition Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 8, 2016

Description:
Making God Laugh is a delightful, at times poignant, comedy/drama. This is a story of life's changes of direction, the role reversals of parents and children, the primacy of the reality of now versus the memories of the past and the predictions of the future, and the importance of family....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Cuckoo's Theater ProjectThe Cuckoo's Theater Project
The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque

Audition Dates: Aug 14

Description:
Auditions for "The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque" will be held on Sunday, August 14th from 10am-5pm at The Cuckoo's Theatre Project space, located at 7077 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60626.

A twist on the original ballet, this one-night only performance will highlight the world of burlesque, boylesque, drag, magic, sword balancing,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Public House TheatreThe Public House Theatre
2016-2017 Ensemble

Audition Dates: Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2016

Description:
The Public House Theatre in Lakeview is home to some of Chicago's finest sketch comedy and theatre. They're seeking a few powerfully creative minds to join the ensemble that creates, writes, directs, and performs in the majority of their productions. Now entering its third year, TPHT's Ensemble has brought to....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Nothing Special ProductionsNothing Special Productions
Fight Night: Valkyries

Description:
his September, FIGHT NIGHT is back and bigger than ever! Nothing Special Productions is currently accepting submissions from Chicago companies and fight choreographers for FIGHT NIGHT: VALKYRIES, the latest installment of the sensational stage combat event, "Fight Night". Fight Night is a prime-time, violent cabaret celebrating the art of stage....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Second CitySecond City
Fool Me Twice Deja Vu

Audition Dates: Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2016

Description:
The Second City Mainstage The Second City Mainstage production of Fool Me Twice Deja Vu a sketch comedy revue with improvisation is auditioning on-call understudies. Seeking African- American females between 21-35 to understudy an ensemble role.This understudy must have a confident stage presence strong acting ability and strong singing voice.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Royal Masquerade BallRoyal Masquerade Ball
Royal Masquerade Dinner & Ball

Audition Dates: Jul 30

Description:
The Royal Masquerade Ball is an actual formal ball hosted by the Royal Court who are in search of the Belle of the Ball who will be both chosen and "elected" by the audience. With live interactive entertainment and a variety of activities throughout the night, the ball is designed....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Feld EntertainmentFeld Entertainment
Monster Jam

Audition Dates: Jul 30

Description:
Feld Entertainment is seeking male & female Hosts / Emcees with a youthful, athletic appearance and an engaging personality for our 2017 Monster Jam tours. Hosts MUST attend the open call to be considered for roles. All interested candidates must arrive in the designated registration hour in order to complete....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Feld EntertainmentFeld Entertainment
Marvel Universe LIVE!

Audition Dates: Jul 29

Description:
Feld Entertainment is seeking male and female action performers, martial artists, gymnasts, acrobats, and trickers, for the touring arena stunt spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!, featuring dozens of the famed Marvel Super Heros and Super Villains. Ideal candidates would possess stage combat experience in addition to training in one or....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

No Stakes Theater ProjectNo Stakes Theater Project
Cabaret

Audition Dates: Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2016

Description:
No Stakes Theater Project announces auditions for their upcoming production of Cabaret. Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed by Artistic Director Erin Shea Brady and choreographed by Mollyanne Nunn. Featuring Rebecca Sohn as Sally Bowles.

Seeking the following:

Actors of color are especially encouraged to submit. We also encourage....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Village Theatre GuildVillage Theatre Guild
Time Stands Still

Audition Dates: Aug 21

Description:
Time Stands Still (by Donald Margulies) is the story of James and Sarah, partners in work and life, who are news journalists covering the Mid East. They are home recovering from physical and emotional traumas. During the recovery period their best friend and his very young girlfriend visit and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theater Unspeakable (TU)Theater Unspeakable (TU)
2016-17 Season

Audition Dates: Jul 30 - Jul 31, 2016

Description:
Theater Unspeakable (TU) will be holding a general audition for its 2016-17 season. In the coming year, this physical theater company will be touring its piece The American Revolution and premiering its newest piece Moon Shot. The company is aiming to fulfill the following goals through this audition:

-Replace one male....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Interrobang Theatre ProjectInterrobang Theatre Project
Falling

Audition Dates: Aug 14

Description:
Interrobang Theatre Project is accepting submissions for Falling by Deanna Jent, directed by Co-artistic director James Yost.

Character Breakdown:
JOSH: 18 years old. With severe Autism. He is large and strong. Most of the time he is happy and does what he refers to as his "happy dance"-....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Buffalo Theatre EnsembleBuffalo Theatre Ensemble
General Auditions

Audition Dates: Aug 1

Description:
General Non-Equity auditions for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's Good People and Improbable Fiction. ....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pursuit ProductionsPursuit Productions
The Year That Would Not Begin

Audition Dates: Jul 28

Description:
We are currently accepting submissions for the short film THE YEAR THAT WOULD NOT BEGIN, directed and written by Kacie Smith, choreographed by Carson Reiners. This piece will be devised initially as a live performance. It explores depression and fantasy - the banality of life juxtaposed with the powerful images....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Jedlicka Performing Arts CenterJedlicka Performing Arts Center
Those the River Keeps and Nevermore

Audition Dates: Aug 2 - Aug 4, 2016

Description:
"Those the River Keeps"
Directed By:Steve Calzaretta
Phil, a supporting character in the author's Hurlyburly, takes center stage in this haunting drama about trying to escape the past. A former mob hitman, Phil is in Hollywood trying to make it as a television actor. He's had a few bit....Read More


Equity Audition

Babes With BladesBabes With Blades
Henry V

Audition Dates: Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2016

Description:
Seeking 11 Women (inclusive of cis & LGBTQ+ who identify as female, as it's an all-female cast!). All ethnicities extremely welcome. Combatants/strong movement background strongly encouraged. Almost all actors will be playing multiple disparate characters - different genders, social statuses, and probably different accents.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Barely Concealed ProductionsBarely Concealed Productions
All Mixed Up

Audition Dates: Jul 30 - Jul 31, 2016

Description:
All Mixed Up is a comedy about love, betrayal, trust, and the things that keep us apart.

A very pregnant African American woman sits in a hotel lobby. A white woman, her fiancee, walks in, hoping, somehow to patch things up. They have had a terrible fight. They had agreed to....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Beverly Theatre GuildThe Beverly Theatre Guild
Seussical, The Musical

Audition Dates: Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2016

Description:
All parts to be cast at open audition, all ages and types welcomed. Ages 8 to any age adults. 3 Performances, October 21-23, 2016, at Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St, Chicago.

Auditions will be held at Salem Church: 9717 S. Kostner, Oak Lawn, IL....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

BrightSide TheatreBrightSide Theatre
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Audition Dates: Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2016

Description:
BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's Only Professional Theatre Performing in the Historic Downtown District requests a Headshot/Resume Submission ONLY FOR THE ROLE OF CHIP for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass. Send to info@brightsidetheatre.com Seeking pre-adolescent boy to play the character Chip who is around 8 years....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Saint Sebastian PlayersSaint Sebastian Players
Oliver!

Audition Dates: Aug 15

Description:
Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. It is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

Oliver Twist Male Principal Role. The protagonist of the story, he is a lonely orphan boy born in the Work-house. He is vulnerable but tough and feisty....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The ComradesThe Comrades
Dying City

Audition Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2016

Description:
Roles Available:
Kelly - Female, late 20s/early 30s: A therapist. Tough, intelligent, wounded, married to Craig, who was killed in the Iraq war.

Peter/Craig - Male, late 20s/early 30s: Two roles (twin brothers) played by the same actor. Peter is gay and an actor. Handsome, perhaps manipulative. Craig is a troubled....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Drama GroupThe Drama Group
Little Shop of Horrors

Audition Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2016

Description:
Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

PM&L TheaterPM&L Theater
Plaza Suite

Audition Dates: Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2016

Description:
PM&L Theatre will be holding auditions for Plaza Suite, a comedy by Neil Simon on Sunday, July 31st and Monday, August 1st at 7:00 pm at PM&L Theatre. Plaza Suite is directed by Linda Willding (The Man Who Came to Dinner).

Plaza Suite is composed of three acts, involving different....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Halo ONE ProductionsHalo ONE Productions
Wormwood the Play

Audition Dates: Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2016

Description:
Halo ONE productions is holding auditions for Wormwood the Play

Synopsis
Overtly Expressionistic in style, this dark comedy two act shadows Liam, a young man plucked from obscurity and thrust into the motion picture industry of Wormwood, and the trials and tribulations therein.

Character Breakdowns

LIAM: Any ethnicity - M - 20s. Naive....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Harper Ensemble Theatre CompanyHarper Ensemble Theatre Company
Pippin

Audition Dates: Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2016

Description:
Harper Ensemble Theatre Company announces OPEN AUDITIONS for PIPPIN Book by Roger O. Hirson with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Laura Pulio Colbert with musical/orchestral direction by Ellen K. Morris and choreography by Kara Williams Posmer on September 4th & 6th. Description: Performance dates November 11-20,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Quest Theatre EnsembleQuest Theatre Ensemble
The People's History of the United States

Audition Dates: Aug 1 - Aug 4, 2016

Description:
This is a remount of Quest's Award winning production by Andrew Park and Scott Lamps. The production illustrates our nation's history through a series of short scenes and musical vignettes. The production incorporates American music from several decades, combined with Quest's unique visual style.

Quest Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Deerfield Family TheaterDeerfield Family Theater
Big the Musical

Audition Dates: Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2016

Description:
BIG The Musical - Character Breakdown
JOSH BASKIN
The story's protagonist. He has the mind, spirit, and innocence of a 13 year-old trapped in the body of a 30 year-old. Male 25 to 35. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

SUSAN LAWRENCE....Read More


Equity Audition

Chicago Children's TheatreChicago Children's Theatre
The Year I Didn't Go to School

Audition Dates: Jul 17 - Jul 30, 2016

Description:
Chicago Children's Theatre seeks female YOUNG PERFORMERS (ages 8-15) for our upcoming production of THE YEAR I DIDN'T GO TO SCHOOL, adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman. We are looking for young performers with circus, musical, and/or movement skills -- please highlight those when submitting.

Seeking female young performers (ages....Read More


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