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Non-Equity Audition

Theater of the Irreal
Two Short Plays

Description:
Seeking actors for two short 20-minute plays, both centered around themes of doubt and betrayal. Performances will take place the weekend of June 6th in non-traditional, non-theater venues.

Who we are: Two Chicago writers interested in bringing a theater experience to non-theatrical venues. We think it'll be....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Tour of Ben Franklin

Description:
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company is seeking 2 actors M/M or M/F to perform Ben Franklin during our summer tour of WI and IL libraries. Shows are scheduled from late June thru July. Scheduled dates are weekdays and you'd be returning home every weekend, no shows are scheduled the week....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Co.
Gator Bait

Audition Dates: May 12

Description:
A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company, in association with Corn Productions, is holding auditions for 'Gator Bait on May 12.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
Just Like Horses

Audition Dates: Apr 29

Description:
Just Like Horses is the story of how we learn to love people even when they fall down in life. Set in the late 1930s, this short musical drama is an insightful look into the lives of a family that has been torn apart by alcoholism and a gambling addiction....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Stage I Productions, LLC
Queen Bess

Audition Dates: May 20

Description:
Open call auditions for the play Queen Bess The Bessie Coleman Story.

Seeking:
BESSIE COLEMAN:
Afro-American Female- Ages 25-35, Height: 5'-5'5" Tall/ Average build.

ROBERT ABBOTT: NEWS PAPER EDITOR (CHICAGO DEFENDER)
Afro-American Male-Ages 35-45

DUAL ROLE: JESSIE....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Anaemic Theatre
Passion Play

Audition Dates: May 17 - May 19, 2014

Description:
In this intimate epic, Sarah Ruhl brings to life three theatre troupes attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By taking us from Elizabethan England to Nazi Germany to Vietnam-era South Dakota, Ruhl's play forces us to dissect our roles as artists and as human beings. Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theater Wit
Mr. Burns

Description:
What are we left with when we are left with nothing? Anne Washburn's unforgettable new work, Mr Burns, a Post-Electric play provides a dazzling and panoramic vista on the power of storytelling. Mr Burns is a meta-apocalyptic comedy/drama/musical about America rebuilding itself from the ashes of an apocalypse, a tale....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Piccolo Theatre
2014/2015 Season Auditions

Audition Dates: May 19 - May 21, 2014

Description:
Piccolo Theatre presents its 2014/2015 Season: Smash, by Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Michael Graham The Love of Three Oranges, by Carlo Gozzi, Adapted by Hillary Depiano, New Music & Lyrics by Rich Maisel, Adapted as a Panto by Piccolo Theatre Ensemble Directed by John Szostek The Venetian Twins, by Carlo....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Noranina Theatre Company
Bachelorette

Audition Dates: May 9 - May 10, 2014

Description:
Noranina Theatre Company is holding auditions for Bachelorette by Leslye Headland.

Role: Jeff. mid-late 20's, good-looking yuppie....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

On The Spot Theatre Company
Summer Show

Description:
On the Spot Theatre Company seeks actors for their summer show at the Greenhouse Theatre, opening Aug. 11th for three weeks with rehearsals starting in Mid-June. The roles in this full length dramatic adaptation are for non equity volunteer actors. Three male actors: one for a character in....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Main Street Opera
La Dolorosa by Jose Serrano

Audition Dates: Apr 26

Description:
Main Street Opera is in search of fluent Spanish speaking performers for its first Zarzuela production; La Dolorosa by Jose Serrano. There are both speaking and sung roles. There will be a small stipend for roles.

Auditions will be heard on Saturday April 26th starting at 6:00 p.m.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

CenterStage in Lake Forest
Damn Yankees

Audition Dates: May 31 - Jun 3, 2014

Description:
CenterStage Lake Forest is holding open auditions for its summer musical, Damn Yankees.

Character breakdown - all roles are available:

Joe Boyd: A middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe would do anything to help his beloved Washington Senators take the pennant, including selling his soul.  In fact, he does strike a deal....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

DuSable Museum of African American History
Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and Kittihawa

Description:
Casting actors to play "Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable," and "Kittihawa" at the DuSable Museum as well as at various sites throughout the USA. Traveling performances may require driving the DuSable Mobile Museum.

Characters:
Male, Jean Baptise Pointe DuSable ages 21-34, African, Haitian or African American Descent. French or Creole accent a....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Cuckoo's Theater Project
Mr. Marmalade

Audition Dates: May 3

Description:
The Cuckoo's Theater Project will present their first production with Noah Haidle's play Mr. Marmalade directed by Eva Laporte. We will be having Auditions on May 3rd at 10am-12.45pm at Theatre Momentum 1800 W. Cornelia Ave #111A Chicago, IL 60657 In Studio C.

Lucy is....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Collaboraction
The 14th Annual Sketchbook

Audition Dates: Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2014

Description:
The 14th Annual Sketchbook is Collaboraction at its best: breaking down the walls that divide theatre, music, visual art, video and the internet to explore critical social issues and incite change. Guest curator Ike Holter and Festival Director Anthony Mosely have brought together 18 short pieces from some of the....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Citadel Theatre Company
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Audition Dates: May 10

Description:
Summer touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for Citadel Theatre. Frank Farrell to Direct This is an outdoor show- all shows are in Lake County, IL. ....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Idle Muse Theatre Company
2014/2015 General Auditions

Audition Dates: May 3 - May 4, 2014

Description:
Idle Muse Theatre Company is holding general auditions for our upcoming 2014/2015 Season productions, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton. Actors of all types and actors of color encouraged to apply apply.

14/15 Season Breakdown:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
2014 King and I NON AEA General Auditions

Audition Dates: May 6

Description:
The Marriott Theatre will hold general auditions for non-union actors on Tuesday, May 6th, from 10am to 6pm at the Actors' Equity Association (Member Center, First Floor: 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 60661).

Specifically seeking Asian actors, but all ethnicities welcome. Young performers under 17, please see the "Young Performer"....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
2014 King and I Young Performer Auditions

Audition Dates: May 5

Description:
The Marriott Theatre will hold general auditions for young performers on Monday, May 5th, from 3pm to 6pm at the Actors' Equity Association (Member Center, First Floor: 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 60661).

Specifically seeking Asian actors (male and female) able to play 5 to 15 years of age,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Wilmette Center for the Arts
Annie Get Your Gun

Audition Dates: Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2014

Description:
The Wilmette Center for the Arts announces auditions for the summer production of Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Revival,) directed by Ashton Byrum. The production is an outdoor production that will take place at the Wallace Bowl amphitheatre in Gillson Park, just off of Lake Michigan and accessible via the....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Lifeline Theatre
General Auditions

Audition Dates: May 3 - May 4, 2014

Description:
Lifeline Theatre announces general auditions for its 2014-15 MainStage and KidSeries seasons. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3rd (9am-4pm) and Sunday, May 4th (9am-4pm). ....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Porchlight Music Theatre
General Auditions

Audition Dates: May 12 - May 26, 2014

Description:
Porchlight Music Theatre announces 2014/15 Season Auditions for non-union actor/singer/dancers for all productions including:

Mainstage: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
1st Rehearsal: Sep 2, 2014
Open: October 3, 2014
Close: November 9, 2014

Sondheim on Sondheim
1st Rehearsal: January 5, 2015
Open: February....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Corn Productions
DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game

Audition Dates: May 10

Description:
This audience favorite has been selling out and drunkening many a grateful audience every Saturday at 11pm. The new round begins June 14th and features sketches based on classic 90's tropes and sitcoms. Actors with sketch comedy acting and writing backgrounds perferred.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

SLATE
In the Heights

Audition Dates: May 12 - May 17, 2014

Description:
The Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE) will be holding non-equity auditions for its 11th production, the critically acclaimed Tony-Awarding musical In the Heights on May 12 and May 13. Directed by J.R. Rose, Music Direction by Ilana M. Atkins, and Choreography by Rebecca Dedecker.

Auditions and Performances are held at....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Bailiwick Chicago
The Wild Party

Audition Dates: May 1 - May 18, 2014

Description:
Bailiwick Chicago announces Non-Equity musical auditions for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, directed by Brenda Didier and music directed by Aaron Benham.

Auditions are Thursday, May 1st from 2 pm-10 pm and Sunday, May 4th from 6 pm-10 pm at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport; callbacks are on May....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Kiss Kiss Cabaret
Burlesque Dancers

Audition Dates: May 3

Description:
We are currently looking for female dancers (or actresses with movement training) to join our cast of Kiss Kiss Coquettes. (Burlesque experience is preferred). We are not auditioning for singers, comedians or variety performers at this time.

Auditions will be held at Uptown Underground 4707 N Broadway....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Emerald City Theatre Company
2014-2015 Season

Audition Dates: Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2014

Description:
Emerald City Theatre is holdiong auditions for their 2014-2015 Season.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

St. James Theatre
Oliver!

Audition Dates: Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2014

Description:
St. James Theatre is holding auditions for Oliver!

Auditions will be held at 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL 60004....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Art Meets Science at the Theater
Summer Festival

Audition Dates: May 3 - May 4, 2014

Description:
Seeking nonequity male and female actors of all ages for our new summer festival, Art Meets Science at the Theater. The festival will feature plays by Barbara Wells, Laura Scruggs, Joe Weintraub, and Leonard Franks and will explore the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror by bringing staged readings....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Lyric Opera
Capriccio

Audition Dates: May 12

Description:
Lyric Opera of Chicago is auditioning highly trained dancers with classical ballet experience, including pointe work, with strong acting experience for its upcoming production of the opera Capriccio by Richard Strauss. This revival production will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and staged by Peter McClintock; Val Caniparoli is the....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Eclectic Theatre Company
Take Me Out

Audition Dates: Apr 27

Description:
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre will be holding auditions for their fall show, Take Me Out, on Sunday, April 27. African American, Hispanic and Asian actors are particularly encouraged to submit for this show. Some roles have been precast, but a full list of available roles can be found at....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Summer Place Theatre
9 to 5: The Musical

Audition Dates: May 3 - May 5, 2014

Description:
The Summer Place opens its first musical of the 2014 Season with 9 to 5: The Musical.

We welcome veteran Bradley Baker as Director, Matthew Nathan Powell as Choreographer, Emma Gingold as Vocal Director, David Kornfeld as Music Director and Lynn Hodak and Cindi Erickson as Co-Producers:.

Ages: Actors and Actresses....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Enthusiasts Theatre Company
Dead Man's Cell Phone.

Audition Dates: May 4 - May 10, 2014

Description:
The Enthusiasts Theatre Company seeks experienced comedic actors to audition for their production of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone.

Play Description:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. Dead Man's....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Spectralia Theatre
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Audition Dates: Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2014

Description:
Spectralia Theatre seeks males and females for its 90-minute version of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. All roles available. Especially seeking owners of well-trained dogs for the roles of Launce and Crab. If submitting for Launce, please also submit photo of dog. This outdoor production will tour various Chicago....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Interrobang Theatre Project
Owners

Audition Dates: May 10 - May 17, 2014

Description:
Interrobang Theatre Project is now accepting submissions for its 2014-15 season opener, Owners, a black comedy by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Interrobang Theatre Project Co-Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton.

Her husband wants her dead, but Marion's too busy to notice. The North London real estate market is booming,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Waltzing Mechanics
EL Stories

Audition Dates: May 3 - May 10, 2014

Description:
The Waltzing Mechanics are seeking versatile, creative actors of all types for our next installment of EL Stories, directed by Tara Branham. Actors from diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to submit. EL Stories, Chicago's hit late-night documentary theatre project, uses real-life transit tales to explore our diverse experiences as....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Chicago Mammals
2014-2015 Season

Audition Dates: Apr 13

Description:
The Chicago Mammals will be holding general auditions for their 2014-2015 season.

Auditions will be held on Sunday April 13th.

We will be casting for various projects including workshops and mainstage shows such as IBSEN'S MASTER BUILDER, ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN and ALL GIRL EDGAR ALLAN POE.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Diavolo
Touring Company Members

Audition Dates: May 3

Description:
Diavolo is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season. Seeking performers with strong background in dance (ballet, contemporary, modern), partnering and acrobatics. Diavolo offers approximately 25-30 weeks of work for the season, including 6-10 weeks of rehearsal at our Los Angeles studio. Competitive pay....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Drama Group
Reefer Madness

Audition Dates: May 7 - May 10, 2014

Description:
The outrageously fun, campy, musical is based on the 1936 “propaganda” cult movie classic of the same title. Young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace…Marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Dead Writers Theatre Collective
The House of Mirth

Audition Dates: Apr 26

Description:
Dawn Keeler's The House of Mirth is an adaptation of Edith Wharton's classic novel. This moving play vividly brings to the stage Lily Bart's flamboyant progress through the glorious whirl of New York's high society, circa 1905, and her tragic fall. The satirical love story is staged as a series....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Glitterati Productions
The Glass Protege

Audition Dates: May 18 - May 19, 2014

Description:
Glitterati Productions will be holding auditions for American premiere of The Glass Protege by Dylan Costello.

Directed by John Nasca, The Glass Protege is set in Hollywood 1949. In the era of stifling movie production restraints and stars kept under oppressive control by their bosses, young British....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Hamlet Project
Auditions for New Ensemble Members

Audition Dates: Apr 26

Description:
In a nutshell: The Hamlet Project is a less than two hour, drinking game version of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The project was started in LA by Beth Lopes and Jesse Sharps and has expanded to Chicago where it has produced four rounds so far.

We are looking....Read More


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