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.
How to Submit Your Materials to WT
All submissions of headshots/résumé should be sent to the attention of Geoff Button, Associate Artistic Director. Select only one method of submitting.
Email Submissions (recommended method)
Send all materials to email@example.com
Materials should be attached as a single .PDF file; no more than one attachment please.
321 Park Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Updating Your Information
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
Submissions for these auditions are now closed. If you have already applied, we will be reaching out shortly with more information. We will be accepting walk-ins on both audition days, though we cannot guarantee you will be seen. Thank you.
Writers Theatre Non-AEA General Auditions will be held at Writers Theatre on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st. On Friday January 31st we will be auditioning Musical Theatre and will provide an accompanist. We ask actors to bring one contemporary monologue and one 32-bar selection from a musical theater piece. We encourage actors to bring hip-hop or rap selections. For auditions on Thursday January 30th, please bring 2, 1-minute contrasting monologues. If you’re unable to attend on Friday but would still like to sing, you can perform a 32-bar selection acapella.
Where: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe IL 60022. Auditions will be held in the Green Rehearsal Room. Please sign in at the monitor in the theatre atrium.
When: Auditions will be held from 10am-4:30pm both days. Please note, an accompanist will be provided on January 31st only. If you wish to audition for musical theatre, please submit for a Friday time. If you are unable to schedule a time, the waitlist will begin at 9:30am with our audition monitor. We will do our best to see as many actors as possible, but cannot provide any guarantees.
How to submit: Please send your resume and headshot as a single .PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org (do not include any Google Drive links please). Please include a day and time preference. You will receive an email confirmation of your date and time. Though we do our best to accommodate as many submissions and preferences as possible, we usually receive more submissions than we have slots to schedule. 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.
Note: 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.
Out of Town Actors
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.