Pay Rate: Actors receive $100 rehearsal stipend plus $25/show.
Audition Date and Time: September 30th from 5pm-9pm
Contact Person Email: Casting@pegasustheatrechicago.org
Contact Person Name: Tara Branham

The Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) celebrates the 33rd year of inspiring Chicago  students to explore their histories, research their communities and mine their personal journeys to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage. YPF is the only event of its kind in Chicago and is the second largest in the country.

The winning playwrights’ productions are work-shopped and professional produced with full casts and production teams.

Material to Prepare:

Please send your headshot and resume to Casting@pegasustheatrechicago.org for consideration.

In the subject please use the following format:


In the body of the email, please let us know your availability for September 30th from 5pm-9pm.

Time Commitment:

​Pertinent Dates:

Auditions: September 30th 5pm-9pm

Callbacks: October 7 & 8 6pm - 10pm

Rehearsals: November 11 - December 17

Tech: Dec 18-20 & Jan 6 & 7

Performances: January 7 - 25; School Matinees: Tue-Friday 10am (as scheduled); Public Preview Performances: Thursday & Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3pm

Character Type/Restrictions:


Please note unless otherwise indicated, all roles are open ethnicity.

PUBLIC IN PRIVATE by Angelina Davila

Synopsis: A girl wants to go to an art college, but instead of focusing and putting all of her energy toward getting in she has to deal with her brothers pregnancy scare and lack of support from her mother.

LUCIE OCHOA, femme, 18

LONNIE OCHOA, masc, 14

MOM, femme, 36

ANNIE, femme, 15

COBALT  by Reba Brennan

Synopsis: Vee, a shy 18-year old, seeks solace with an old friend after a fight with her mother. She experiences freedom for the first time, but she also sees the cost of freedom without a stable family through the adventures of stolen waffles and birthday parties.

TESS, femme, 30-ish

VEE, femme, 18

DECLAN, African-American, masc, 19

CAMDEN, POC, Masc, 20

FELIX, Masc, 16

CLAUSE 42  by Henry Williams

George dies and is wrongly sent to the afterlife of a weird cult-like religion and is faced with the prospect of being judged by their ridiculous rules.






GUARD 1: Femme

GUARD 2: Masc

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