2016/17 Season Open Auditions

 Equity Gold Coast theater offers contracts to Equity and Non-Equity actors.

CHICAGO—ShawChicago offers open auditions to Equity and Non-Equity actors in the Chicago area on April 18th from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. All auditions will held be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Calls for reservations can be made starting Wednesday April 6 at 10:00 AM. Actors should prepare two 2-minute monologues from any Shaw play and bring 3 headshots and resumes.All positions are paid.

The 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, will include George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance, Heartbreak House, and Margaret Raether’s adaptation of P.G. Woodhouse’s Jeeves Intervenes.

In Misalliance (Sept. 17 – Oct. 10), Hypatia Tarleton is engaged to Bentley Summerhays, whom she does not like; all things change, and jealousy runs amok when, during a summer garden party, the lovely acrobat Lina crashes her plane, and all the men, including Bentley, fall in love with her.

Jeeves Intervenes (November 26 – December 19) follows the infamous pair Bertie Wooster and Eustace Bassington-Bassington as they evade arranged marriage and banishment in India, but Bertie’s faithful manservant, Jeeves, must save them from total disaster.

In Shaw’s Heartbreak House (March 4 – 27) Ellie Dunn, under her father’s influence, is set to marry Boss Mangan; but she is really in love with a mystery man, who turns out to be her hostess’s husband.

WHO: ShawChicago Theater Company

WHAT: ShawChicago’s 23rd Season Open Call Auditions

WHERE: 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.

WHEN: Equity Auditions: April 18 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Non-Equity Auditions:
April 18 2016, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Call for reservations at 312-587-7390 starting on April 6 at 10:00 AM.


About ShawChicago

ShawChicago is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under Actors’ Equity, ShawChicago is about to celebrate its 23rd season, Dysfunctional Family Fun. The company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and morning performances for students throughout the Chicagoland area. ShawChicago also offers outreach performances across the city and its suburbs, providing theater to libraries, senior living communities and schools. ShawChicago is a theater company in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

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