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Accomplice Theatre CompanyAccomplice Theatre Company
Nameless Mountains

Audition Dates: Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2016

Nameless Mountains is a new play by Megan Donahue, presented by Accomplice Theatre. On a fateful night in 1899, in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, a group of misfits gets snowed in at a brothel. Forced to confront personal history and social pressure, as well as sex, nature, violence, religion, and....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Montana Shakespeare in the ParksMontana Shakespeare in the Parks
2017 Season

Audition Dates: Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2016

Auditions for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' 2017 season

In 2017, Montana Shakes!, the elementary outreach tour will employ three actor-educators for a fourteen-week tour (play, directed by Doug MacIntyre, and theatrical workshops) that begins rehearsals on Feb. 15. Starting salaries are $420/week plus housing and per diem while on the....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Edge of the Wood TheatreEdge of the Wood Theatre
Twelfth Night

Audition Dates: Nov 14

Edge of the Wood Theatre, located in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood on the northwest side, seeks male actors for the following roles in TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare:

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, 20s-40s, companion to Sir Toby, unlikely suitor to Olivia

ANTONIO, open to all ages, a sea-captain

SEBASTIAN, 20s-30s, twin brother to....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Terra MysteriumTerra Mysterium
A Midwinter Mummer's Tale

Audition Dates: Nov 1

Terra Mysterium is looking for four actors to complete our cast of A Midwinter Mummer's Tale. A Midwinter Mummer's Tale is a British folk tradition adaptation of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" featuring indigenous Celtic mythological elements, Folk Horror, and music.

We believe in inclusive and diverse casting. Anyone who fits....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Saint Sebastian PlayersSaint Sebastian Players
Transit of Venus

Audition Dates: Nov 13 - Nov 14, 2016

Transit of Venus by Maureen Hunter is about a family in turmoil. Le Gentil puts off marrying the young and wilful Celeste and leaves behind his mother and her companion as he travels around the world in his attempts to plot the course of Venus across the sky, only to....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

(re)discover theatre(re)discover theatre
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Audition Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 7, 2016

(re)discover theatre is currently looking for four actors of various gender identities (21-early 30's) for the cast of 'Fifty Shades of Shakespeare' directed by Molly Donahue. In "Fifty Shades of Shakespeare" we take 12 of Shakespeare's sexiest scenes and 4 actors learn all the roles in every scene. Then at....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Danztheatre EnsembleChicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Multidisciplinary Artists

Audition Dates: Nov 15

Multidisciplinary artists wanted for two new, full length works!
-Strong background in dance and theatre
-Experienced and comfortable with devising
-Multimedia experience a plus
-Available for all rehearsals, tech week and performances
-Easy to work with, positive and collaborative attitude

Pay: Stipend based pay with profit sharing of ticket sales. Interested performers should....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The Factory TheaterThe Factory Theater
Born Ready

Audition Dates: Nov 5

This is the story of Marion Kroft, an aging former child film actor turned variety show star in the 1950s who is desperate to get back into pictures. When a new young dancer comes into her life they become fast friends and a smash comedy duo, but the truth behind....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Emerald City Theatre CompanyEmerald City Theatre Company
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Emerald City Theatre Company is taking submissions for an immediate replacement to join as a male understudy for A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.

We are looking for a male-indetifying actor of any ethnicity to cover two or three roles in the show.

Understudy Stipend: $250

If you are called to go on....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

TUTA Theatre ChicagoTUTA Theatre Chicago

Audition Dates: Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2016

TUTA Theatre is seeking non-equity men, late 30s-50s, with strong language skills, for their upcoming production of Gentle by F.M. Dostoevsky adapted and directed by Zeljko Djukic.

Role: Pawnbroker (Late 30s-50s. M.): A business man who has been burned one too many times and is determined to get what he....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Clock TheatreClock Theatre
More Irrational Tales

Audition Dates: Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2016

Clock Theater will be casting More Irrational Tales to be done in early January of 2017. Auditions are Nov. 7 and 8 from 7-10pm with callbacks on Nov. 9 at The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. ....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The Chicago MammalsThe Chicago Mammals
All Girl Master Builder

Audition Dates: Nov 6

The Chicago Mammals and the All Girl Project are holding Non Equity Auditions for All Girl Master Builder on Sunday November 6th.

Seeking actresses of all ages and types for this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen that will be cast entirely with actresses.....Read More

Equity Audition

Marriott TheatreMarriott Theatre
Bridges Of Madison County

The Marriott Theatre is seeking headshot and resume submissions from young performers for their 2017 production of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Specifically seeking boys (any ethnicity) able to play age 16, and girls (any ethnicity) able to play age 14. Must be strong singers and actors.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Improv PlayhouseImprov Playhouse
A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2016

Improv Playhouse presents the premiere of a brand new telling of the holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. Guaranteed performances are December 3, possible added performances December 9-11. Rehearsal schedule TBD. All ages, experience levels and ethnicities are invited to audition. Auditions are being held at Highland Park Community House, 1991....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Olive Juice TheatreOlive Juice Theatre

Audition Dates: Nov 12

Olive Juice Theatre seeks two puppeteers to workshop 10 minutes of "News", a new full-length puppet play. Experience with found object puppetry required. Experience with devised work and physical theatre a plus.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The Gift TheatreThe Gift Theatre

The Gift Theatre is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming 2017 world premiere production of UNSEEN, directed by Gift Ensemble Member Maureen Payne Hahner and written by Mona Monsour.

Conflict photographer Mia wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Armadillo ProductionsArmadillo Productions
John & Jen

Audition Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2016

Armadillo Productions is proud to announce its inaugural production, John & Jen. John & Jen is a two-person sung-through musical with book and lyrics by Tom Greenwald and music by Andrew Lippa. It is a heartwarming look at a woman named Jen and the two Johns of her life:....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Theo Ubique Cabaret TheatreTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
The Most Happy Fella

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre seeks a strong baritone-tenor in his 20s for the role of Joe in The Most Happy Fella and a strong operatic baritone-tenor male in his 40s+ for the understudy of Tony. Rehearsals begin first week of January 2017, show opens March 10, 2017, playing through....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Face to Face ProductionsFace to Face Productions
Educational Theatre Company

Face to Face Productions, an award-winning Chicago-based educational theatre company seeks a non-equity male actor with:

-A strong tenor/high baritone voice (all productions are musicals)

-Ability to move well (simple tap routine, stilt walking on low stilts)

-Excellent people-skills

-Ability to play a variety of characters (including 5th grade student, Abe Lincoln, Cleopatra....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Independent ProductionIndependent Production
just a lonely man: an indie-folk musical

A student produced one-act concert, play, performance piece, indie-folk musical exploring themes of gay life. Featuring the music of singer-songwriter Jay Brannan Directed and Conceived by Richard Mosqueda All rehearsals and performances will take place at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

MAN (Early-Mid 20's, any ethnicity) Must sing (high....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The (Beat) Theatre CollectiveThe (Beat) Theatre Collective
Ensemble Members

Audition Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2016

The (Beat) Theatre Collective seeks 8 ensemble members for Project: HOPE, a two week workshop that culminates in 4 performances of a new work, Hope Wanted, written and directed by Justin Michael Dietzel.

An everyday busy street is the environment for this play which lays its focus on the homeless....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Otherworld TheatreOtherworld Theatre
General Auditions

Audition Dates: Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2016

Founded in June 2012, Otherworld Theatre Company brings theatrical experiences to the science fiction and fantasy genres. We are currently holding general auditions for two upcoming shows:

Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Adventure and A Princess of Mars (remount)

Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Adventure

Join Otherworld Theatre....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Theater DTheater D
I Hate Hamlet

Audition Dates: Dec 7 - Dec 12, 2016

Theater D, a division of the Deerfield Park District, announces Non-Equity auditions for Paul Rudnick's hilarious comedy I HATE HAMLET, directed by Barbara Anderson and produced by Donna Price.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 7, from 7 to 10 PM; and on Saturday, December 10, from 1 to 5:00....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Grove PlayersGrove Players
The Boys Next Door

Audition Dates: Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2016

The winter show, The Boys Next Door will be directed by Sean O'Neil and produced by Rusty Steiger and opens February 10, 2017. Audition dates are attentively set for: Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm and Monday, December 5 at 7 pm. Callbacks, if needed will be held Tuesday, December....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

GreatWorks Theatre CompanyGreatWorks Theatre Company
2016/17 Season

GreatWorks Touring theatre is seeking submissions from African American and Latinx actors, all ages and types, for our 2016/17 season.

GreatWorks has a roster of fourteen touring productions for grade school and middle school audiences, with a wide variety of titles and styles. The 2016/17 season includes Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, a....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Overshadowed Theatrical ProductionsOvershadowed Theatrical Productions
Unexpected Presence

Audition Dates: Nov 1 - Nov 3, 2016

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions announces auditions for a brand new Christmas story, Unexpected Presence!

Unexpected Presence opens up in modern day and introduces Alaina, a young woman struggling with infertility. Her mother, who is in town for Christmas, tries her best to encourage her with the true, intersecting story of two miracle....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Caton Enterprses, LtdCaton Enterprses, Ltd
School Shows

Audition Dates: Nov 24

Caton Enterprises, Ltd., is a leading school assembly company in the Chicagoland area that presents classic culture and literature shows for middle schools. We are looking for one female actor to play the role of a college girl who learns about Greek gods and legends via Hermes, the narrator.

Looking for:....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The Right Brain ProjectThe Right Brain Project
Electra Garrigó

Audition Dates: Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2016

The Right Brain Project announces auditions for the national premiere of ELECTRA GARRIGO by Cuban playwright, Virgilio Piñera, directed by Kathi Kaity. The Right Brain Project is committed to staging epic plays in intimate spaces, challenging our artists to create dynamic, inclusive, and innately political work. Actors, slam poets, dancers,....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Harper Ensemble Theatre CompanyHarper Ensemble Theatre Company

Audition Dates: Dec 1 - Dec 4, 2016

Harper Ensemble Theatre Company at Harper College announces OPEN AUDITIONS for Picnic by William Inge, directed by Cale Haupert.

Description: Performance dates March 10-18, 2016. Rehearsals begin in early January. You do NOT need to be a Harper College student to audition and ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE. ....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

BoHo TheatreBoHo Theatre

Audition Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 6, 2016

oHo Theatre announces auditions for Urinetown - music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis. Directed by Stephen Schellhardt. Musical Direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster.

URINETOWN is a side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

RAM TheatricalsRAM Theatricals
Just A Lonely Man

A student lab production at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Description: a one-act indie-folk musical, play, concert, monologue performance piece that explores themes of gay life. A lonely man dreams of a life that could be.

Featuring the songs of singer-songwriter Jay Brannan.
Concept and Directed by Richard Mosqueda

Male Actor 1:....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Quest Theatre EnsembleQuest Theatre Ensemble
Blue Nativity

Audition Dates: Nov 7 - Nov 10, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will hold Auditions for our 15th annual production of Blue Nativity: Blue Nativity is an annual tradition with a brief tour in December and a performance on New Year's Day. The show features live music and large-scale puppetry. We are currently casting actors, singers and puppeteers. Please....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Dancing on the SpotDancing on the Spot

Dancing on the Spot (DOTS) is holding auditions on Sunday Oct 30th as well as the following Sunday Nov. 6th for adult female and male dancers for their winter improvisational dance show. The auditions will be at Vagabond School (studio one) from One Thirty p.m. to Three. Actors....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Woodstock Opera HouseWoodstock Opera House

Audition Dates: Oct 29 - Oct 30, 2016

Auditions for JOAN, an original new musical opening at the Woodstock Opera House on Feb. 10 and running for three weekends.

Auditions to be held at The Woodstock Opera House on Saturday October 29 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 PM and Sunday October 30 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 PM.

Looking for 10 men....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Kids CompanyChicago Kids Company
General Auditions

Audition Dates: Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2016

Chicago Kids Company is holding general auditions for their 2016-2017 season including The Ugly Duckling, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Beauty and the Beast, and more!

All CKC shows are one-hour musicals performed at 10:30am on Weekday mornings, and some Saturdays at 1:00pm. Performances are held at the Beverly....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Drinking & Writing TheaterDrinking & Writing Theater
Ensemble Members

Attention good people of Chicago and surrounding areas! The Drinking & Writing Theater is on the lookout for some new ensemble members.

The Drinking & Writing Theater, founded by Neo-Futurist alumni, exists to preserve the spirit and devotion of the hard drinking writer and to uphold the rituals of their creativity....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

MadKap ProductionsMadKap Productions

Audition Dates: Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2016

Produced by Wendy Kaplan Directed by Stephen M. Genovese Equus is a Tony Award­winning psychological thriller inspired by a true story. Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Stage 773Stage 773
Sketch Groups

Audition Dates: Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2016

Calling All Sketch groups!

Stage 773 announces slots are now open for the Fall Laugh Battle! Styled as a bracket competition, Laugh Battle consists of 32 Improv and Sketch teams putting their best 8 minutes of comedy forward to gain audience votes (and laughter!) in order to advance to the final....Read More


American Shakespeare CenterAmerican Shakespeare Center
Season Auditions

The American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA) is casting the 2017 Blackfriars Playhouse Summer/Fall Season of rotating repertory. Repertory includes Much Ado about Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher, 3 Henry VI. Contract runs April 24-Nov. 26, 2017.

Also casting the 2017/18 American Shakespeare Center on Tour. Repertory....Read More

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