Imagination Theater
2021/2022 Season

Pay: Yes


Imagination Theater is excited to accept submissions for artists to join our ensemble for our 2021/2022 Season. After a year of virtual programming, we are excited to venture into this season, with in-person and virtual performances, and reconnect with our partners and community.

We are seeking submissions from artists of all backgrounds, with primary consideration given to those with (1) flexible daytime availability, (2) performance and/or teaching artist background, and (3) folks who are excited about engaging audiences (particularly young people) in participatory programming.

Additional consideration will be given to artists who are fluent in Spanish as well as artists who have cars and are able to drive.

Imagination Theater's (IT) professional ensemble is a core team of actors and teaching artists who tour dynamic programming to schools & other communities. IT's distinct style is based on techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed (also known as Forum Theater).

The ensemble portrays a series of scenes. When each scene reaches a point of conflict, the show's facilitator freezes the action and leads the audience in a discussion about what they saw and what they could do differently in the same situation. We then invite an audience member on stage to replay the scene and navigate our actors toward a more positive conclusion. Under the auspices of a social issues role-play, participants become "spect-actors" performing and expressing themselves creatively. By exploring within the safe space of the theater, communities become empowered through the arts.

For more information about Imagination Theater Programming, please visit

Ensemble members are hired as part-time W2 employees with Imagination Theater. Ensemble members are paid $30.00 per show and $15.00 an hour for all rehearsals, meetings, travel time or any work that is performed outside of shows.

Auditions will be held virtually via Zoom on June 15th and June 16th, with slots available in the morning and afternoon on a first come, first serve sign up basis. Auditions will be held in groups and will last for an hour. Preparation will consist of a teaching exercise and performance of scenes & facilitation from Imagination Theater shows.

Contact Info:

For consideration: Please email the following (3) three items to

1) Your headshot - Please label your document as First & Last Name Headshot

2) Your resume - please include performance credits as well as any credits relating to teaching. Please label this document as First & Last Name Resume

3) A short paragraph explaining your interest in the work of Imagination Theater.

Please note that submission does not guarantee an audition. If selected to audition, more information about what to prepare will be sent.

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