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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Non-Equity General Auditions will be held at Writers Theatre in January 2019, with more information to be announced at a later date.
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.