ShawChicago, which works under a special agreement with Actors’ Equity, presents Concert Readings of the plays of Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.  We focus on great literary works that allow actors to demonstrate their vocal and acting talents with minimal movement. 


 2017/2018 Season Auditions – Monday, April 17, 2017

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ShawChicago’s 2017/18 Concert Reading season includes:

The Devil’s Disciple – October 14 – November 6, 2017

Jeeves In Bloom – February 3 – February 26, 2018

Hay Fever – April 14 – May 7, 2018

ShawChicago is committed to diversity and encourages all performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Equity auditions from 10 am to 2 pm.  Bring your Equity Card.

Non-Equity auditions from 4 – 9 pm. Non-equity actors receive pay.

Appointments for auditions can be made at

Appointments can be made until 1 day before auditions if slots are available.  Walk-ins are welcomed and will be seen in the order of arrival if time is available.

Prepare two 2-minute monologues from any Shaw play. Need not be memorized. Bring 3 head shots and resumes. Equity members should bring their equity card. Most roles are open.

Auditions are held at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 606010.

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