American Blues Theater 2024-2025 Season General Auditions

  • Equity
  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website American Blues Theater

Pay Rate: Mainstage shows are on a CAT Tier 2 contract. Union & non-union actors receive a minimum of $540 per week.
Audition Location: American Blues Theater, 5627 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Audition Dates / Times:
By appointment only.

Thursday, May 16
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
General Auditions (all actors welcome). Please email to request an appointment.

Friday, May 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Equity Principal Auditions. Equity actors may sign-up through the Actors’ Equity portal beginning May 10. Non-union actors are welcome to attend as walk-ins.

Saturday, May 18
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
General Auditions (all actors welcome). Please email to request an appointment.

Taped Auditions:
If actors prefer to submit an audition tape instead of auditioning in person, actors may submit tapes by emailing them to

All tapes must be received by 5:00 PM CT on Saturday, May 18.

Actors (union & non-union) for understudies and actors for future programming, included but not limited to The Commons, @Home, and arts education.

American Blues Theater is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Please prepare one monologue of your choice. The monologue should be between 1 – 2 minutes.

If you play a musical instrument, you are welcome to bring it and play a short (1 – 2 minute) selection to demonstrate your skill. We are always seeking actor-instrumentalist for future projects. We do have a piano on-site that you may use. There is no accompanist in the room.

Please bring one (1) physical copy of your headshot & resume, or email a digital copy in advance to

Personnel in attendance:
Elyse Dolan – Associate Artistic Director
Manny Buckley – Assistant Producer

Contact person:
Elyse Dolan –

Other information:
All dates and roles are subject to change.
All roles in the season will be understudied.

To apply for this job email your details to