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Equity/Non-Equity

Theatre At The CenterTheatre At The Center
2019 Season General Audition

Audition Dates: Oct 2 - Oct 9, 2018

Description:
Roles are available in the following shows, to audition, you MUST be available for the respective production dates:

DAMES AT SEA April 15 thru June 2nd
OVER THE TAVERN June 24th thru August, 11th
THE PAJAMA GAME August 26th thru October 13th
WHITE CHRISTMAS October 28th thru December....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Big Noise TheatreBig Noise Theatre
Steel Magnolias

Audition Dates: Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2018

Description:
Big Noise Theatre announces auditions for STEEL MAGNOLIAS! This play is set inside Truvy's beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married),....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Musical Theatre FestivalChicago Musical Theatre Festival
Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Generals

Audition Dates: Oct 14

Description:
The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival is holding a general call for 9 shows in the festival.

Cancerman CLIFF (mid 70s): An embittered, retired, engineer estranged from his daughter
MARY (early 70s): Cliff's sister, retired dental assistant who loves her brother and never married.
ABBY (Early 50s): Cliff's daughter, a singer-songwriter who gained fame....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Caroling PartyThe Caroling Party
Christmas Carolers

Audition Dates: Oct 11

Description:
The Caroling Party, Chicago's premier professional caroling group, announces auditions for singers in all voice ranges. We are looking for attractive, energetic performers who know how to "sell it". We need good singers who work in a pop style (rather than a classical or legit approach). You....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago Shakespeare Theater
Q Brothers Christmas Carol

Description:
Seeking actors to understudy Q Brothers Christmas Carol. Male identified, female identified and gender expansive, non equity actors with excellent rapping skills and able to carry a tune. There is dancing in this show, but someone with good movement ability should be able to handle it.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Interrobang Theatre ProjectInterrobang Theatre Project
I Call My Brothers

Audition Dates: Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2018

Description:
Interrobang Theatre Project is casting 3 versatile South-Asian or Middle-Eastern/Arab actors, ages 25-35 for our second show of season 9, I Call My Brothers by By Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, Directed by Abhi Shrestha.

Stockholm, Sweden. A car bomb rocks the peaceful city, and leaves the Arab-Swedish Amor....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Opera TheatreChicago Opera Theatre
2019-2020 season

Audition Dates: Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2018

Description:
Chicago Opera Theater announces auditions for its 2019-2020 season, held in Chicago and New York City. 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....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The House Theatre of ChicagoThe House Theatre of Chicago
The Nutcracker

Description:
The House Theatre of Chicago is holding Understudy auditions for The Nutcracker.

Description: M, 40s+, Actor/Singer (bonus for puppetry and/or movement experience)

External understudy for The House Theatre of Chicago's 2018 production of The Nutcracker, a dark and fantastical adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, written by Company Members Jake Minton and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Albright Theatre CompanyAlbright Theatre Company
A Christmas Carol

Description:
The Albright Community Theatre - 100 N. Island Avenue - Batavia is hosting youth and adult auditions for the holiday show - A Christmas Carol - based on the novel by Charles Dickens. All roles available and youth and young adults are encourage to audition. NO experience necessary.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Village Theatre GuildVillage Theatre Guild
Marjorie Prime

Audition Dates: Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2018

Description:
Auditions for Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison will be held October 21st and 22nd, with call backs October 23rd, all starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Theatre Guild on S. Park Boulevard, just north of Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn.

Appointments are not required. Please bring your theatre resume,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Wheaton DramaWheaton Drama
Silent Laughter

Audition Dates: Oct 1 - Oct 3, 2018

Description:
Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) announces auditions for the next show in its 2018-2019 season, Silent Laughter by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore (Love, Sex and the IRS, Confessions of a Dirty Blonde, The Senator Wore Pantyhose). An homage to the slapstick days of early silent movies, Silent Laughter is....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Zhou B Art CenterZhou B Art Center
Staged Reading Swan Soong

Audition Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2018

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

Playhouse ProductionsPlayhouse Productions
WaistWatchers The Musical

Description:
WaistWatchers The Musical at The Royal George Theatre is looking to add 3 new cast members to begin performing on Wednesday, October 31st.

We are looking for non equity women ages 30-60 of any size, shape, or ethnicity that are FUNNY, can dance, and can belt above a high C 7....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Lakeside PlayersLakeside Players
The Rocky Horror Show

Audition Dates: Sep 26 - Oct 19, 2018

Description:
Lakeside Players will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show

Auditions will be held by appointment but walk-ons are welcome where time permits.
Wednesday, September 26th at 6pm
Thursday, September 27th at 6pm
Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm
Thursday, October 18th at 6pm
Callbacks will be held on September 28th and October 19th at 6pm

Auditions will....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Cuckoo's Theater ProjectThe Cuckoo's Theater Project
Missed Opportunities

Audition Dates: Sep 22

Description:
The Cuckoo's Theater Project is seeking female-identifying actors of any race or ethnicity to submit for the role of JENNA in the premiere production of Missed Opportunities, a new play by Jillian Leff, directed by Lexi Saunders. Auditions will be held Saturday, September 22nd 12:00pm-5:00pm. Auditions will be held at....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Midnight Summit EnsembleMidnight Summit Ensemble
Staged Reading

Description:
Needed! 1 make actor. Able to play early to mid 30s. For staged reading with Midnight Summit Ensemble.

Around Around Around The Static Sun by Joanna Castle Miller.

There will be 3 reading rehearsals before the final Staged Reading performance on September 30th at 7 pm at Haymarket Pub and Brewery 737....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Film AuditionFilm Audition
An American Parable

Audition Dates: Sep 20

Description:
Seeking actors to fill the following roles for comedic short film called An American Parable.

Shane (20-30): Feels trapped within the confines of his decaying small town. Desperate to escape and start a new life for himself and his brother, he hatches a plan to steal an ATM from a....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theo Ubique Cabaret TheatreTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
The Bridges of Madison County

Description:
Theo Ubique seeking strong male performers for the role of "Robert" in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Direction by Fred Anzevino, musical direction by Jeremy Ramey.

ROBERT KINCAID - Tenor - a ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Elgin Theatre CompanyElgin Theatre Company
Over the River and Through the Woods

Audition Dates: Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2018

Description:
The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its February 2019 production of Over the River and Through the Woods.

Audition Dates/Times: Auditions for Over the River and Through the Woods will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, September....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Janus Theatre CompanyJanus Theatre Company
Titus Andronicus

Audition Dates: Sep 22

Description:
Janus Theatre Announces Fall Auditions for Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project. Seeking actors for Titus Andronicus.

Janus Theatre Company will hold auditions for the Elgin Shakespeare Project. Rehearsals and workshops will begin in October. The Elgin Shakespeare Project will present Titus Andronicus on November 9, 10 and 11at the Elgin Public House in....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Drury Lane- OakbrookDrury Lane- Oakbrook
2019/20 Non-Union Principal Season General Auditions

Audition Dates: Sep 21

Description:
Seeking diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Actors/Singers for 2019/2020 season. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.

Roald Dahl's Matilda - 1st Possible Rehearsal 4/1/19.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Wharton Center for Performing ArtsWharton Center for Performing Arts
I and You

Audition Dates: Oct 8

Description:
Wharton Center Theatre Productions, located at the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, is casting Lauren Gunderson's play I AND YOU. Seeking non-Equity actors for Chicago auditions. The play is a 90 minute "two hander" requiring actors with solid training and experience.

Pay: Salary of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Hampstead Stage CompanyHampstead Stage Company
Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island

Audition Dates: Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2018

Description:
Hampstead Stage Company is seeking non-equity actors for their upcoming Spring 2019 tour, Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island.

Formed over 36 years ago in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, the Hampstead Stage Company has grown into one of the largest educational touring companies in the nation. Each year, Hampstead performs over....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Oak Park Festival TheatreOak Park Festival Theatre
2019 Season

Audition Dates: Sep 21 - Oct 2, 2018

Description:
Oak Park Festival Theatre is pleased to announce upcoming NON-EQUITY General Auditions for our 45th Season. Diversity and inclusion are guiding values in our work and the stories that we tell. ALL races, gender identities, sizes and ages are strongly encouraged to submit.

2019 SEASON: "O That I Were a Manů"....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Bros do ProseBros do Prose
Peter Pan

Audition Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2018

Description:
Bros do Prose seeks understudy submissions for the Chicago Premiere of PETER PAN. Bros do Prose puts a fresh new spin on J.M. Barrie's beloved novel, featuring a cast of two actors at Mercury Theater Chicago from November 3 to December 23, 2018.

This new play created by Bros do Prose....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Alluvion Dance ChicagoAlluvion Dance Chicago
2019 Season

Audition Dates: Oct 19

Description:
Audition for Alluvion Dance Chicago's 2019 Season! Seeking dancers and choreographers for our fifth year anniversary celebration!

Alluvion Dance Chicago: Seeking experienced professional dancers with strong contemporary, modern and theatrical training who are interested in choreographing, improvisation and mentoring in line with ADC's mission. Rehearsals will begin the first week of....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Waltzing Mechanics & The Arc TheatreWaltzing Mechanics & The Arc Theatre
Untitled Documentary Play Project

Audition Dates: Sep 29

Description:
United Church of Rogers Park (produced in part by Waltzing Mechanics & The Arc Theatre) will be holding auditions for Untitled Documentary Play Project. Directed by Natalie Sallee (The Arc Theatre)

The United Church of Rogers Park (with the big, red doors!) rests in the heart of Chicago's northern-most neighborhood and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

On The Spot Theatre CompanyOn The Spot Theatre Company
New Development Workshop

Description:
Adult actors of all ages sought for On the Spot Theatre Company's next round of new play workshops starting this fall on Sundays. ....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

J. Lindsay Brown DanceJ. Lindsay Brown Dance
Dance Auditions

Audition Dates: Sep 30

Description:
J. Lindsay Brown Dance seeks 3-4 company dancers for their concert on March 1-2, 2019 and beyond. The company (established in 2013) has performed in almost every setting, from site-specific dances in the park to formal sold-out-standing-room-only concerts.

Auditions will be held at 1500 w Elmdale Ave, Chicago

Dancers will receive rehearsal....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Danztheatre EnsembleChicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Getting Old Sucks

Audition Dates: Sep 24

Description:
At what point are you 'old'? Getting Old Sucks, a new danztheatre work devised and directed by CDE Ensemble Members, Scott Dare and Michele Stine, explores the aging process through the individual experience. A six-year-old counts the days until their seventh birthday, a 67-year-old feels the relief of putting down....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Overshadowed Theatrical ProductionsOvershadowed Theatrical Productions
It's a Wonderful Life

Audition Dates: Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2018

Description:
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions will hold auditions for its holiday production of It's a Wonderful Life, adapted by Doug Rand from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling; and directed by Reba Hervas. Preliminary auditions will be held on Monday, September 17, from 7-10 PM and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Edge of the Wood TheatreEdge of the Wood Theatre
The Beautiful People

Audition Dates: Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018

Description:
Edge of the Wood Theatre, 6736 N Loleta Avenue, Chicago, announces auditions for its Resident Theatre production of THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE by William Saroyan, directed by Shawn Douglass. Mr. Douglass is a director, actor, educator, and a company member with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Auditions held on September 18 and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Underscore Theatre CompanyUnderscore Theatre Company
Wife Material

Audition Dates: Sep 23

Description:
Seeking femme-identifying or gender non-conforming, 18+, particularly performers of color to play a variety of characters and act as back up for the main character Jamie. The show is an exploration of finding one's sexual identity as a young woman in the 21st century.

Auditions will be held at The Understudy....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Barrel of MonkeysBarrel of Monkeys
2018-2019 Season Artistic Associates

Audition Dates: Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2018

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

Chicago Dance CrashChicago Dance Crash
2019 Season

Audition Dates: Oct 21

Description:
Chicago Dance Crash will be looking for athletic & diverse dancers for our 2019 Season. Video auditions will not be accepted and the Chicago audition on Oct. 21st will be the only one held for 2019 performance ensemble contracts.

Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a compelling mixture of ballet,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Gallery TheaterGallery Theater
The Last Romance

Audition Dates: Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2018

Description:
The Gallery Theater of West Chicago will hold auditions for The Last Romance by Joe Di Pietro, directed by Janet Gilleland.

A crush can make anyone feel young again-even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph takes a different path on his daily walk-one that....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Porchlight Music TheatrePorchlight Music Theatre
A Chorus Line

Audition Dates: Oct 29 - Oct 30, 2018

Description:
Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for A Chorus Line. Singing Adult Actors (18+) of all ethnicities and gender identities. Seeking experienced dancers only; strong ballet and jazz technique required. Local hires only.

Audition Dates:
MON OCT 29: Female-identifying at 10 AM or 12 PM; Male-identifying at 3 PM or 5 PM

TUES....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

St. Louise PlayersSt. Louise Players
Crazy For You

Audition Dates: Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2018

Description:
St. Louise Players is holding auditions for Crazy For You.

Auditions will be held at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center 1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526

Audition Dates:
Sunday, Oct 23
4-5:30pm Kids (3rd-8th Grade)
5:30-7:30p, Adults (High School and older)

Monday, Oct 22
6-7:30pm Kids (3rd-8th Grade)
5:30-7:30p, Adults (High School and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Intrinsic Theatre CompanyIntrinsic Theatre Company
The Truth About Santa (an apocalyptic holiday tale)

Audition Dates: Sep 28 - Sep 30, 2018

Description:
Santa Claus is tired of the lies. Like the gods of old, he, too, has his mortal mistresses. This Christmas Eve he will bring Mary, his favorite earthly consort, and Luke and Freya, their illegitimate, semi-divine children, back to the North Pole compound to live with him - forever! Not....Read More


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