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Non-Equity Audition

Fury Theater CompanyFury Theater Company
Short Attention Span Theatre V: Killer Instinct

Audition Dates: Jul 23 - Jul 24, 2016

Description:
What would you do to get what you want; what depths would you sink to or heights would you rise? What-or who-would you kill for? What would it take to make you embrace your killer instinct?

Fury Theatre is seeking actors of all ages and ethnicities for Short Attention Span....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Viable Theater CompanyViable Theater Company
Mine

Audition Dates: Jul 9

Description:
Playwright/director Vincent Truman and the Viable Theater Company ("Venus Envy", "Killing Angela", "The Observatory") are holding auditions for "Mine", which will have its world premiere at the Chicago Fringe Festival in September 2016. "Mine" charts the journey of an assault survivor as she attempts to reclaim her life, while being....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

CityWorks Theatre CompanyCityWorks Theatre Company
Fragments

Audition Dates: Jul 6

Description:
CityWorks is seeking submissions for its premiere production of Fragments by Edward Albee. We are looking for submissions for the following roles:

1 African-American Man - 30's to 40's
1 Man (Any Ethnicities) - 40's to 50's

CityWorks is a brand new theatre company committed to partnering with community organizations and providing a....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Danztheatre EnsembleChicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Full Circle Festival 2016

Description:
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble seeks dance, theatre, visual art, music, spoken word and multimedia artists to apply for our multidisciplinary festival, Full Circle Festival. This year's theme, Disconnect | Redirect. We are seeking work that centers on consumerism through the lens of identity, society and technology. Performances take place Fridays and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Dandelion TheatreDandelion Theatre
Fish Eye

Audition Dates: Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2016

Description:
Auditions for Dandelion Theatre's upcoming production of Fish Eye by Lucas Kavner, directed by Bec Willett.

African-American, Latino/a, and Asian-American actors are particularly encouraged to apply.

Avery (Woman, mid-late 20s. Any ethnicity). Friends with Max and Anna. Gregarious. Ambitious. Outgoing. Funny. Optimistic.

Jay (Man, late 20s. Any ethnicity). Anna's ex. A little more....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago Shakespeare Theater
Tug of War- Musician

Description:
Civil Strife is the stunning conclusion of the ultimate game of thrones, Tug of War-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' singular distillation of six Shakespeare masterworks into two action-packed dramas. Picking up where Tug of War: Foreign Fire left off, focus shifts to the home front in Civil Strife, as family divisions....Read More


Equity Audition

ArtemisiaArtemisia
Shrewish

Audition Dates: Jul 8

Description:
Artemisisa, A Chicago Theatre is holding auditions for Shrewish. Petruchio, Bianca, Gremio, and various other roles. Seeking woman of color, 25-50....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theo Ubique Cabaret TheatreTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Honky Tonk Angels

Audition Dates: Jul 23 - Jul 24, 2016

Description:
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is seeking female singer/actors with strong country music sensibilities for the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels by Ted Swindley. Auditions will be held Saturday July 23rd from 11am-5pm and Sunday July 24th from 1:30-5 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 North Glenwood Ave. Director Courtney....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Independent ProductionIndependent Production
Burn

Audition Dates: Jul 9 - Jul 10, 2016

Description:
Announcing auditions for "Burn," a play in verse stylized after an action/sci-fi movie--something like "The Thing." The play will be serialized in four parts over August, September, October, and November on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Public House Theatre. The play may then be staged in its....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


Non-Equity Audition

The James Downing TheatreThe James Downing Theatre
Over The River And Through The Woods

Audition Dates: Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2016

Description:
James Downing Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for its fall production, "Over The River And Through The Woods", by Joe DiPietro. Auditions will be held on July 18 and 19, 2016 from 7 - 9 PM.

Characters needed:
2 men - age 60 and up, any ethnicity
2 women....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Modofac ProductionsModofac Productions
Brothers In Arms

Audition Dates: Jul 9 - Jul 10, 2016

Description:
Modofac Productions is producing a teaser trailer for the spec script, Brothers In Arms. Following the end of the Viet Nam war a young deserter turned con-man embarks on a mission of redemption during a smuggling adventure from Cozumel Mexico to Miami Florida in 1985.

Redbeard (M, 25-35) Red beard and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Waltzing MechanicsWaltzing Mechanics
EL Stories: Hell Stories

Audition Dates: Jul 9

Description:
The Waltzing Mechanics are seeking versatile, creative actors of all types for our fall installment of EL Stories, subtitled HELL Stories, directed by Natalie Sallee. This installment will showcase very true and terrifying encounters with the most chilling Chicago hobgoblins. No doubt, these wacky characters and crazy stories will inspire....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Polarity Ensemble TheatrePolarity Ensemble Theatre
Leavings

Audition Dates: Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016

Description:
The winner of the 2015 Dionysos Cup, LEAVINGS follows the final days of Mama Bea, a 111 year old African American woman. Mama Bea wants to unite with Governor Skinner, the white governor of Mississippi, to set to rest the spirits that haunt her family. Her family and the governor....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Citadel Theatre CompanyCitadel Theatre Company
A Christmas Story- The Musical - Adult Auditions

Audition Dates: Jul 24 - Jul 25, 2016

Description:
Citadel Theatre announces non-Equity auditions for adult roles for its holiday production, "A Christmas Story, The Musical," directed by Robert D. Estrin, musical direction by Gina Lyden Masland, and choreography by Jennifer Cupani.

ROLES:
MEN:
- The Old Man: mid-30s to early 40s,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Citadel Theatre CompanyCitadel Theatre Company
A Christmas Story - The Musical - Kids Auditions

Audition Dates: Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2016

Description:
Citadel Theatre announces non-Equity auditions for children's roles for its holiday production, "A Christmas Story, The Musical," directed by Robert D. Estrin, musical direction by Gina Lyden Masland, and choreography by Jennifer Cupani.

ROLES:
BOYS:
- Ralphie: 10, winsome, bright, mischievous. (actor....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Albright Theatre CompanyAlbright Theatre Company
Proof

Audition Dates: Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2016

Description:
Catherine spent years caring for her now-deceased father, a brilliant mathematician and professor at the University of Chicago who suffered from a debilitating mental illness. Feeling alone, she tries to pick up the pieces of her life without her father in it. Fearing she may have inherited her father's illness,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pride Films and PlaysPride Films and Plays
Resolution

Description:
Pride Films & Plays seeks genderqueer and female actors of all ethnicities for RESOLUTION a world premiere by Heather McNama and Nancy Nyman directed by Diana Raiselis

On New Years' Eve in New York City, 1892, high-society couple Jack and Hannah Buchannon take a night off from....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Cuckoo's Theater ProjectThe Cuckoo's Theater Project
The Heidi Chronicles

Audition Dates: Jul 6 - Jul 7, 2016

Description:
Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Prop ThtrProp Thtr
Oracle of the Gutterpunks

Audition Dates: Jul 5 - Jul 6, 2016

Description:
Prop theatre is looking to fill a few roles for Oracle of the GutterPunks, a new political satire in the style of Mel Brooks, which will open in late September or early October. Rehearsals begin in July and August Seeking actors of all ethnicities, gender and orientation Powerful....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The PlagiaristsThe Plagiarists
Generals

Audition Dates: Jul 23 - Jul 24, 2016

Description:
We're looking for new faces for our next season, which begins with THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH AS TOLD BY MR. GEORGE SMITH, ASSOCIATE CURATOR FOR THE BRITISH MUSEUM (DECEASED) by Gregory Peters, directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter, playing in October at Berger Park Coach House. The stories of Gilgamesh, ancient....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pulse Theatre Company ChicagoPulse Theatre Company Chicago
The Colored Museum

Description:
Pulse Theatre Company Chicago is holding auditions for The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe.

Character Breakdown:
ENSEMBLE #1, Female, African-American 20s-40s (Must sing) MISS PAT | LAWANDA | LADY IN PLAID | LALA

ENSEMBLE #2 , Female, African-American 30s-50s (Strong singer) AUNT ETHEL | WOMAN | MAMA | ADMONIA | TOPSY WASHINGTON....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theatre HikesTheatre Hikes
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Audition Dates: Jul 8 - Jul 9, 2016

Description:
It's the end of the world and gangs of brain-eating Zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Turn to this hilariously helpful handbook to survive the apocalypse. (Hint: Sacrifice the weak is step number 1). It's a frightfully fun way to kick off the "Boo" season. cast....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

ColorBox TheatreColorBox Theatre
The Medium

Audition Dates: Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2016

Description:
2 act opera featuring 5 vocalists and 1 actor/dancer (a mute). Act 1: Monica, the daughter of Madame Flora ("Baba"), and Toby, a mute boy living with them, are playing while Madame Flora is away. When she returns, she is furious that they are not ready for the seance she....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Three Brothers TheatreThree Brothers Theatre
Butterflies are Free

Audition Dates: Jul 11

Description:
Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe Blind since birth, Don Baker has had the honor of being the hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark." He's also had the honor of having an overprotective mother watching every single one of his moves, but that's all about to change....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


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Theatre WorkshopChicago Theatre Workshop
Season Generals

Audition Dates: Jul 9 - Jul 16, 2016

Description:
CHICAGO THEATRE WORKSHOP is a revolutionary new theatre company dedicated to the creation of works that invigorate, inspire and challenge our perceptions of art and music through workshops, full productions and a digital presence. CTW will open this fall as a resident company of the new EDGE Theatre space, located....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

MadKap ProductionsMadKap Productions
Beyond Therapy and Seven Year Itch

Audition Dates: Jul 18 - Jul 20, 2016

Description:
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre is holding non-equity auditions for productions of Beyond Therapy by Christoper Durang (Nov 4 - 20, 2016) and The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod (Feb 3 - 19, 2017). All roles are available.

Characters in Beyond Therapy:
Bruce (M,....Read More


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