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Non-Equity Audition

Gosz & FotosGosz & Fotos
TRU - A Musical for Mental Health

Description:
Gosz & Fotos is seeking a Non-Equity Violinist for TRU - A Musical for Mental Health at Stage 773. This is a stipend paid position.

TRU is a thoughtful and thought-provoking story that paints a picture of what it could be like to live with mental illness. To capture the depth....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Women's Theatre AllianceWomen's Theatre Alliance
Actors' Scene Showcase

Audition Dates: Nov 16

Description:
The Women's Theatre Alliance (WTA) invites actors to choose a 5-8 minute, 2-person scene to audition on Saturday, Nov. 16. One actor in the scene must identify as female. Scene partners may be any gender, and inclusive of all gender identities. The ten best scenes perform....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Invictus TheatreInvictus Theatre
Merchant of Venice

Description:
Invictus Theatre Company is looking for Prince of Morocco Understudy for their upcoming production of Merchant of Venice, directed by Charles Askenaizer. We are seeking actors with strong language skills and/or Shakespearean experience. The performances will be on October 21st-November 17th and will take place at The Buena, 4147 N....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Black Button Eyes ProductionsBlack Button Eyes Productions
Whisper House

Description:
Black Button Eyes Productions is seeking submissions for experienced child/young actors that can believably play 11 years old to play one of the lead roles, CHRISTOPHER, in our next winter production, the musical WHISPER HOUSE by Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow. Does not need to be a singing role.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Greenman TheatreGreenman Theatre
Doubt, a Parable

Audition Dates: Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2019

Description:
Open Auditions for "Doubt, a Parable" by John Patrick Shanley will be held Sunday and Monday, September 29 and 30, at 7 pm each night. Callbacks if needed will be Tuesday, October 1.

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Drury Lane- OakbrookDrury Lane- Oakbrook
Evita

Description:
Seeking Latinx company of Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors to play 20-50 in a variety of roles. Actors of all gender identities and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.

Seeking:
ENSEMBLE/DANCERS/SINGERS: Play everything from Generals to Peasants. A fully....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Climate Change Theatre ActionClimate Change Theatre Action
Climate Change Theatre Action 2019

Description:
Climate Change Theatre Action - Chicago seeks actors for an international festival of short plays and other curated artistic experiences on the evenings of November 22 & 23, and the afternoon of November 24, at The Martin in Wicker Park.

Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

SilencioSilencio
The Dog, the Night, and the Knife

Audition Dates: Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2019

Description:
SILENCIO - a theatre company making site-specific projects in Chicago - is seeking an actor for our upcoming production of The Dog, the Night, and the Knife by Marius von Mayenburg, directed by Michael Rogerson.

After a dinner with friends, M finds themself trapped in an unrecognizable nightmarish world. The....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

CenterStage in Lake ForestCenterStage in Lake Forest
It's a Wonderful Life, the Radio Play

Audition Dates: Sep 21

Description:
Holiday tradition meets old-time nostalgia in this unique and sparkling version of the heart-warming Christmas tale of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence. Actors perform It's a Wonderful Life in the traditional format of a 1940's radio broadcast: standing behind old-style microphones, they create the play by reading....Read More


Jobs

New American Folk TheatreNew American Folk Theatre
Lighting Designer

Description:
New American Folk Theatre is seeking submissions for a Lighting Designer for their upcoming production of MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG written by Anthony Whitaker and Directed by Sarah Gise. The play runs nights November 3 - 21, on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Chief O'Neill's Pub (3471....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

PM&L TheaterPM&L Theater
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Audition Dates: Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2019

Description:
Open auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a holiday comedy by Barbara Robinson, will be held on Monday, October 7th, and Tuesday, October 8th, beginning at 6:30 pm. The auditions will take place in PM&L Theatre's Tribute Hall, located at 877 Main Street in Antioch, IL. There will be....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

SHE the artsSHE the arts
The Holidays

Audition Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2019

Description:
SHE is holding non-equity auditions for The Holidays writtenby Katrina V. Miller on Monday, 9/30/2019 from 6-9 pm by appointment only and callback auditions on Tuesday 10/1/2019 at The Frontier located at 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago IL 60660

We're looking for singing actors of color.

Description
Christmas at Mother Holiday's Cafe is....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

NoMads Art CollectiveNoMads Art Collective
Sparks: A Ten Minute Play Laboratory

Audition Dates: Sep 23

Description:
NoMads Art Collective is seeking actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders for their inaugural play festival "Sparks: A Ten Minute Play Laboratory". This year's theme is taboo -- what does the world tell us we are allowed to talk about? And what parts of ourselves we need to hide....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Strawdog TheatreStrawdog Theatre
Thirst

Audition Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2019

Description:
Strawdog Theatre Company announces auditions for THIRST by C.A. Johnson, directed by Andrea J. Dymond.

Samira and Greta lead a peaceful life. They have their own clearing in the woods, their own hut, and their son Kalil to keep them laughing. When Kalil returns home without their water rations, they....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Death & PretzelsDeath & Pretzels
A Murder Most Novel

Audition Dates: Sep 22

Description:
Death & Pretzels seeks a LGBTQ+ identifying male actor for a role in their upcoming world premier of Alex Butschli's radio play, A MURDER MOST NOVEL.

In this emersive live radio play experience set in California in 1945, each performer will read for a track of characters, this track includes reading....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicagoland Theatre FundChicagoland Theatre Fund
Children of Eden

Audition Dates: Sep 30

Description:
Show: Children of Eden
Producer: Chicagoland Theatre Fund
**Rehearsals will be in St. Charles, IL. The production will take place downtown Chicago**
Personnel: John Caird (Book); Stephen Schwartz (Music); Brenda Didier (Director/Choreographer); Chris Carter (Co-Choreographer); Jermaine Hill (Music Director); Taylor Benoit (Production Coordinator)
Contract: Chicago Area Theatre Tier 5 Contract. Dates: 1st Rehearsal-....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Jack's PumpkinJack's Pumpkin
Jack's Pumpkin Pop Up Experience

Description:
Seeking actors and actresses for our second year Halloween extravaganza in Chicago on Goose Island. Looking for greeters, fortune tellers, character performers, as well as those who can create an amazing interactive experience with our guests and enrich our atmosphere. Excellent movement ability and outgoing personality to immerse our....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Random ActsRandom Acts
Latinx Male & AA/PI Female

Description:
Random Acts is looking to fill the following two roles:

Latinx Male-identified, 20s.

Asian American or Pacific Islander Female-identified or non-binary, 20s-30s

These characters will appear in plays by Exal Iraheta and Hannah Ii-Esptein, as well as in other roles in the production. There is a stipend.

SCARY STORIES: ARE YOU AFRAID features....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Theatre At The CenterTheatre At The Center
2020 Season General Dance Auditions

Audition Dates: Sep 23

Description:
Ensemble and other roles are available in the following shows, to audition, you MUST be available for the respective production dates:
(While we will gladly see anyone interested in auditions, please note that at this time we are only able to hire local actors from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.)

Almost Heaven-....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Gallery TheaterGallery Theater
Bistro de l'Amour and Reconcilliation

Audition Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2019

Description:
Bistro de l'Amour is set in a "local" bar converted to a "French" bistro where diners discuss their romantic situations. This is a one-act that runs approximately 55 minutes. During Intermission the stage will be reset as a "black box" for the vignettes, which run about ten minutes....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Oil Lamp TheaterOil Lamp Theater
Jake's Women

Audition Dates: Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2019

Description:
Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for it's productions of Jake's Women by Neil Simon. Josh Johnson will direct. The production will run January 16 to March 1. These auditions will be held on Sunday, October 13 from 7 to 10 pm with callbacks on Sunday, October 20....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Raven TheatreRaven Theatre
Sundown Yellow Moon

Description:
Raven Theatre seeks understudy submissions for the role of TOM in our upcoming production of Sundown, Yellow Moon by Rachel Bonds, Directed by Cody Estle.

UNDERSTUDY REQUIREMENTS
Complete all necessary and reasonable preparation activities to successfully perform in this production as requested by the Director.
- Participate in at least two (2) rehearsals....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Black Owned ChicagoBlack Owned Chicago
Black Monologues

Description:
Black Owned Chicago in partnership with Victory Gardens Theatre is seeking submissions for their third annual Black Monologues, directed by Deanna Reed-Foster. Black Monologues is a showcase of monologues about the African American experience centered around specific themes.

This year, Black Monologues will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at 3pm....Read More


Jobs

Random ActsRandom Acts
Stage Manager

Description:
Random Acts is seeking a stage manager for our upcoming production of Scary Stories: Are You Afraid? playing at Otherworld Theatre this October.

The brief process will consist of 2-3 rehearsals in September 2019 before tech on Monday, October 7. Opening is Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8pm with the rest of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Barrel of MonkeysBarrel of Monkeys
Artistic Associates

Audition Dates: Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2019

Description:
Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an arts education nonprofit that teaches creative writing in Chicago elementary schools and then brings students' stories to life on stage. BOM is a community of approximately 60 passionate actor-educators who value the creative voices of young people, teaching both during school hours and in....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Factory TheaterThe Factory Theater
Factory After Dark

Description:
Factory Overtime is looking to cast it's wildly popular late night (10:00pm) variety show called Factory After Dark on November 2nd. We are looking for acts of all kinds (singing, poetry, spoken word, dancing, stand up, juggling, music, sketches, puppetry, burlesque, magic, clowning, monologues, ventriloquists.... If you can do it,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Citadel Theatre CompanyCitadel Theatre Company
Annie

Description:
Citadel Theatre is accepting headshot/resumes for a Male Swing for its November/December production of "Annie," directed by Robert D. Estrin.

The Male Swing will cover six (6) ensemble tracks. He must be available for blocking rehearsals, dress rehearsals, understudy rehearsals, and other rehearsals as needed. He must be available by phone/text....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Drunk Shakespeare ChicagoDrunk Shakespeare Chicago
Drunk Shakespeare

Description:
All your whiskey-soaked actor fantasies are about to come true, because the hit Off-Broadway comedy, Drunk Shakespeare, is casting in Chicago! We are looking for outstanding performers with that special combination of an indestructible liver, an incurable love of The Bard, and an insatiable desire to play.

About Drunk Shakespeare:
Each night,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Metropolis Performing Arts CentreMetropolis Performing Arts Centre
Noises Off

Audition Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2019

Description:
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights, IL announces general auditions for Noises Off, the award winning farce by Michael Frayn, which will be directed by Joe Lehman and assistant directed by Sarah Couer. Looking for highly technically skilled actors with a great affinity for comedy, particularly the higher....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Oakton Community CollegeOakton Community College
Trouble in Mind

Audition Dates: Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2019

Description:
Oakton Community College is holding auditions for Trouble in Mind; A Staged Reading by Alice Childress, Directed by Dan Wirth

Trouble in Mind by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, is the first play by a black woman to win an Obie Award (1956) for best original off-Broadway production. The....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Otherworld TheatreOtherworld Theatre
PUFFS

Audition Dates: Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2019

Description:
Seeking Actors for Puffs the Play, and Otherworld Theatre Mainstage that opens June 2020

SYNOPSIS
Some people are born to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to beat back the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. "PUFFS" is the story of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Firebrand TheatreFirebrand Theatre
Always...Patsy Cline

Audition Dates: Sep 21

Description:
Firebrand Theatre is now accepting Understudy submissions from non-Equity actors for our Winter 2019 production of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE.

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
Written by Ted Swindley
Direction by Brigitte Ditmars
Music Direction by Andra Velis Simon

ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is based on the true story of Patsy's friendship with Houstonite Louise Seger. Having first heard Patsy on....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Rose Valley Theatre GroupRose Valley Theatre Group
Sunday Evening

Audition Dates: Sep 28 - Sep 29, 2019

Description:
Rose Valley Theatre Group is holding auditions for the English language world premiere of Sunday Evening by Zachary Karabashliev (2009 Winner, Best New Bulgarian Play), directed by Zlatomir Moldovanski, produced by Magura Bulgarian Cultural Center.

Synopsis:
Rose and Nick are an immigrant couple trapped between the demons of their past and betrayal....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Strawdog TheatreStrawdog Theatre
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Audition Dates: Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2019

Description:
Strawdog Theatre Company announces auditions for HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, adapted for the stage by Mike Daily, directed by Lauren Katz. A stage adaptation of the classic children's book, the show will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel defeating....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The ComradesThe Comrades
The Layover

Audition Dates: Sep 22

Description:
The Comrades are seeking actors for the second production of their 4th Season, THE LAYOVER by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Sleeping With Other People, Bachelorette), directed by Drew Shirley.

About the show: Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding?....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Towle TheaterTowle Theater
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Audition Dates: Sep 28

Description:
Towle Theater seeks strong female & male singer/actors all types and ethnicities ages 25-60 and 1 teenage girl who can play 8 years old for its upcoming holiday musical, Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play by Lance Arthur Smith. Performance Dates are December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Three Brothers TheatreThree Brothers Theatre
Jacob Marley's A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2019

Description:
"Marley was dead, to begin with..."-and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Brown Paper Box Co.Brown Paper Box Co.
If/Then

Audition Dates: Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2019

Description:
Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories, simultaneously, through the intersection of choice and chance.

With unforgettable songs and a....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theatre EvolveTheatre Evolve
Krugozor!

Audition Dates: Sep 18 - Sep 28, 2019

Description:
Theatre Evolve presents the World premiere of Krugozor! by Will Coleman. Krugozor! is the story of Svetlana and Vitaly who grow up in the waning days of the Soviet Union, obsessed with Western Rock music, trying to find their place in art, life and government, and reconcile their dreams with....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Promethean Theatre EnsemblePromethean Theatre Ensemble
Mrs. Warren's Profession

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Sep 28, 2019

Description:
Promethean Theatre Ensemble seeks the following roles for their upcoming production of Mrs. Warren's Profession, edited from George Bernard Shaw by Melanie Spewock. Directed by Michael Graham. All roles open to all ethnicities.

Praed - M, 40-50 - gentle soul with artistic leanings.

Frank Gardner - M, 20's, cheeky, charming

Rev.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pieus ProductionsPieus Productions
Call for Variety Acts for Everything Sucks Cabaret

Description:
Climate change. Student loans. Certain cheeto headed politicians. Right now, it feels like Mercury is always in retrograde. How is anyone supposed to get a break these days? Join us for a one night only event where we can scream it out with some of the best performers in Chicago,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chinese American MuseumChinese American Museum
Staged Reading Swan Soong

Description:
Swan Soong is a tale of three powerful Chinese sisters as seen through the eyes of American author and pet ape collector Emily Hahn aka Mickey. Intrigues, love and double crossing abound as these one time celebrities' stories are woven together to reveal the power of family and the beginnings....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Albright Theatre CompanyAlbright Theatre Company
Miracle on 34th Street

Audition Dates: Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2019

Description:
The Albright Community Theatre in Batavia is holding auditions for Miracle on 34th Street.

All auditions to be held at The Albright Community Theatre - 100 N. Island Ave. 3rd floor - Batavia IL 60510

Character Descriptions:

​ Doctor Pierce - Male or Female - Physician at Maplewood home; warm, caring

Kris Kringle​ -....Read More


Equity Audition

Chicago Opera TheatreChicago Opera Theatre
2020/2021 Season

Audition Dates: Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2019

Description:
Chicago Opera Theater announces auditions for its 2020-2021 season.

The number of audition slots is limited and auditions will be granted based on references, submitted materials, and available roles. If granted an audition, singers can expect to be assigned a specific time slot by October 10. All materials must be submitted....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Runaways Lab TheatreThe Runaways Lab Theatre
Doing Drugs and Dying In Space Ritual

Audition Dates: Sep 28

Description:
Runaways Lab Theatre Company is hosting Auditions for the third (and final?!) installment of the Doing Drugs and Dying In Space Ritual, a festival of 15 original short theatre works about space and the future of society. Each piece promises to somehow involve doing drugs.... and dying in space! Seeking....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Goodman TheatreGoodman Theatre
A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: Sep 21

Description:
Calling all aspiring Tiny Tims! Goodman Theatre announces open call auditions on Saturday, September 21, from 9am - 2pm for six of the young performer roles in A Christmas Carol - now in its 42nd year. Chicagoland actors from ages 5 - 17 are invited to audition for the roles....Read More


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