Pay Rate: 451/week (AEA); 375/Week (non-Eq)
Audition Date and Time: May 27th 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm; May 28th 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm; May 29th 6pm-10pm
Audition Location: Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
Contact Person Email: info@thesharonstudio.com

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (a flexible black box space located in The Villages, Florida) will hold in-person auditions in CHICAGO at Theater Wit May 27th-29th.

NON-UNION RATE is $375/week + housing.
AEA* RATE is OAT Category 4, $451/week + Health and Pension + housing.

We are also seeking FL-local understudies – $100/week.

Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

May 27th 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

May 28th 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

May 29th 6pm-10pm

SIGN UP: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=rLAVgs674

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Celine Rosenthal
Intimacy Direction by Dan Granke
Rehearsals start: 9/6/22
Opening 9/30/22 – Closing 10/22/22
*Regional Premiere!*

Please note: all characters in this production take part in intimate situations that may involve the implied use of a vibrator as a medical device, kissing, physical touch, and the simulation of orgasms. In addition, a few characters are scripted in instances of implied or partial nudity (noted in character breakdown). The degree to which these are implemented will be agreed upon by the actor, director, and intimacy director; however the script will not be changed in any way.

The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Reiko Ho
Rehearsals start: 10/25/22
Opening 11/18/22 – Closing 12/17/22
*Regional Premiere!*

Please note: Seeking actors with Chinese ancestry for both roles.

This audition process will be focused on identity conscious casting. The director recognizes that considerations of race and ethnicity are vital components to telling this story. It is the directorʻs hope that this production will be crafted in ways that honor individuals who identify as Asian, Mixed Asian or Asian American–especially those who identify as Chinese or Chinese American. The audition process may include discussions about race, ethnicity, or personal experiences.

La Cage Aux Folles music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Nathaniel Niemi
Music Direction by Gary Powell
Choreography by Indigo Leigh
Rehearsals start: 1/3/23
Opening 2/3/23 – Closing 3/4/23

Please note: It is our intention to represent the diversity of gender and drag expression in our Cagelle ensemble and welcome performers of all expressions/identities. Performers should have strong dance/movement ability. Drag artistry and special skills (i.e. silks, juggling, acrobatics, death drops, and burlesque) are most welcome.

These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Nathaniel Niemi
Rehearsals start: 3/7/23
Opening 3/31/23 – Closing 4/29/23

Full casting breakdown for the season is provided here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZHVnl6x55KYFrv2NqW6tDCD_5gD1Eo9_xg-pvAuuduE/edit?usp=sharing

Actors without appointments will be seen as time permits and should bring a physical copy of their headshot and resume.

A note on casting: At The Studio Theatre we practice Non-Traditional Casting. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end we encourage all actors to audition.

Video Submissions are permitted (due by May 20th, 5pm ET): https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=Ucgqc0670

Material to Prepare:

• To be considered for Plays AND Musicals please bring a 60-90 second monologue and a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the shows. No a cappella. Accompanist provided.
• To be considered for the Plays ONLY please bring one 60-90 second monologue. Be prepared with a contrasting monologue if requested.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Full casting breakdown for the season is provided here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZHVnl6x55KYFrv2NqW6tDCD_5gD1Eo9_xg-pvAuuduE/edit?usp=sharing