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Writers Theatre is always looking for new talent for our stages and we accept headshot/résumé submissions throughout the year. While auditions for specific productions throughout the season are by invitation only, we hold general auditions twice a year.
All submissions of headshots/résumé should be sent to the attention of Stephen Schellhardt, Director of Casting. Select only one method of submitting.
Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
321 Park Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Any time you change your contact information or union status, send us an updated headshot/résumé including your name, address, telephone number, and email address. No phone calls please.
Equity auditions are usually held each spring in Chicago and announced via the AEA website. Once Equity general audition dates are announced, you can either make an appointment in person at the Equity office or call the Chicago Equity audition hotline.
Note: Writers Theatre does not schedule appointments; all appointments are scheduled through the Equity office.
Non-Equity general auditions are typically held twice a year in the fall and spring, and we usually receive more submissions than we have slots to accommodate. If it happens that you are not among the few selected, we encourage you to submit your materials again for the next round of generals.
If you are interested in a particular production, let us know by submitting your headshot/résumé and a letter of interest. Be sure to specify the show and the role that interests you.
The need for actors not based in Chicagoland depends specifically upon the demands of each individual production. Auditions are held in Chicago and are also by invitation only. If you are an Actors' Equity member and are interested in a particular production, let us know by submitting your headshot/résumé and a letter of interest.
The Writers Theatre Artistic staff tries to see as many theatre performances as possible. If you are cast in a production in Chicagoland, please send us an invitation card. Schedules permitting, one of the staff will attend. We regret that it is impossible for us to see everything, but we do our best to respond to your invitations.
Writers Theatre is an equal opportunity employer located in Glencoe, IL. All personnel decisions (including hiring practices, evaluation and working conditions, promotion and termination) are made without regard to considerations of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or physical or mental disability (except where related to ability to perform the essential functions of the job, in accordance with applicable laws) or other status protected by law.
"One of Writers' biggest strengths and, I believe, one reason it has been so successful is its people. The staff, the artists, the management, the box office, everyone is great at their jobs. There is a kindness, a cohesion and a professionalism that permeates everyone, and it makes me feel part of a team and very well taken care of as an artist. We are all working to put up a great piece of theatre, and that takes an awful lot of trust. It's so nice to feel trusted."