EPA Audition Information


  • Monday, January 8, 2018
    • Musical Auditions- 10:00AM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Lunch from 1-2. Musical auditions will be held from 10-1, Dramatic from 2-4.
  • Monday, February 12, 2018
    • Dramatic Auditions- 10:00AM-4:00PM


  • Appointments are to be made through Actors Equity, beginning Monday January 1st at noon.
  • Please sign up on the appropriate day if possible (i.e., do not use a musical audition slot for dramatic auditions unless dramatic auditions are full).
  • Please do not attend both a Musical and a Dramatic audition so the maximum number of actors can be seen.


Classical, Contemporary, and Musical actors for 2018-2019 season. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage actors from underrepresented groups to audition. Under consideration for the mainstage season are: a Shakespearean tragedy, a Shakespearean comedy, a full-length musical, and a British historical comedy. Chicago Shakespeare will also produce a Summer Family Musical, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, and a Short Shakespeare! production for students and the public.


  • Musical -Prepare 32 bars that best shows your vocal range. Bring sheet music in your key. Also prepare one 90 second monologue, contemporary or classical.
  • Dramatic-Prepare one classical piece (verse preferred) and one contemporary piece; or two contemporary pieces, 3 min total. American accent for Shakespeare, please.


Actors’ Equity Association – Chicago
557 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 at front door.


Casting Director: Bob Mason
Casting Associate: Laura Durham

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