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 Producer and Casting 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 Spring General Auditions
Friday, February 2 (Non-Musical) Monday, February 5 (Musical Theatre)
Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022
Please submit your headshot and resume to our casting office at firstname.lastname@example.org and if we are able to offer you a slot, a casting representative will confirm a date and time with you. Geoff Button and Alexandra Kunath will be in attendance. Those interested in being considered for roles in musicals should attend on Monday, February 5.
Type/Restrictions: We are interested in meeting actors of all gender identities, ages, and ethnicities.
Material To Prepare: Please bring one copy of a headshot and resume with you. To audition for our upcoming plays, please prepare 2 one-minute monologues of contrasting styles; one of your selections should be classical. To audition for our upcoming musicals, please prepare a 32-bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows your range and 1 one-minute contemporary monologue. An accompanist will be provided on Monday, February 5 only. Please bring your book with you. All cuts should be clearly marked.
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.