Pay Rate: $1200
Audition Date and Time: Auditions scheduled upon request.
Audition Location: Collaboraction Theatre, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
Contact Person Email: Sarah@collaboraction.org
Contact Person Name: Sarah Swift

Collaboraction seeks musicians for world premiere, Red Island, by Carla Stillwell, directed by Anthony Moseley, composer and music director Shawn Wallace.

In Red Island Cousin Brother challenges his niece Future, a 16 year old aspiring musician, to make meaningful music that challenges this backwards world that we live in. But first Future must understand how we got to this era of inequity, hate and MAGA hats. Red Island is a musical satire that shines a light on our nation’s outrageous history and the ridiculous evolution of American “isms”.  Red Island shows us how art and music can be the catalyst for a revolution.

Musicians will work with Music Director to learn the score prior to tech rehearsals. Band will consist of bassist, drummer, and pianist. There is a cast of eight plus understudies.

Collaboraction incites social change through original devised theatre and community engagement that cultivates knowledge, dialogue and action around Chicago’s most critical social issues.

Performances will be at Kennedy King College at 63rd and Halsted in their 292 seat theatre.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals will be determined based on musicians schedules.


Thur., April 23 Tech 930 am - 930 pm

Fri., April 24  Tech  930 am - 930 pm

Sat., April 25  Dress Rehearsal 10 am - 7 pm


(rehearsals may be called early for rehearsals as needed as indicated below, otherwise call is one hour prior to curtain)

Mon., April 27 Preview 1  330 am - 930 pm 7PM Curtain

Tues.., April 28  Preview 2 330 pm  - 930pm 7PM Curtain 

Wed., April 29 Preview 3 330 pm - 930 pm 7PM Curtain 

Thur., April 30 Preview 4 330 pm - 930 pm 7PM Curtain 

Fri., May 1  Preview 5 330 pm - 930 pm 7PM Curtain 

Sat., May 2 Preview 6 330 pm - 930 pm 7PM Curtain 

Mon., May 4  Preview 7 330 pm - 930 pm 7PM Curtain 

Regular Performances: (regular call time is one hour prior to curtain)

May 5 - June 6 - Shows Thur., Fri, Sat. at 7pm

No performances May 21, 22, 23

Performances may be added on Wednesdays (matinees) - If these shows are added there will be additional compensation.

Tues., May 5 7pm Curtain 

Thurs. May 7 7pm Curtain

Fri. May 8 7pm Curtain 

Sat. May 9 2pm & 7pm Curtain

Thurs. May 14 7pm Curtain 

Fri. May 15 7pm Curtain 

Sat. May 16 2pm & 7pm Curtain

Fri. May 29 7pm Curtain

Sat. May 30 2pm & 7pm Curtain

Fri., June 5 7pm Curtain

Sat., June 6 2pm & 7pm Curtain

To apply for this job email your details to casting@collaboraction.org