ShawChicago presents concert readings of the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. We focus on great literary works that allow our actors to demonstrate their vocal and acting talents with minimal movement. Our audiences greatly appreciate the resulting ability to focus on the clarity of the language, without the distraction of sets and costumes. Often the plays selected explore great social issues that are as relevant today as when the plays were written, in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries.
2017/2018 Season Auditions – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ShawChicago’s Concert 2016/17 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
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
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 will be taken beginning Wednesday, April 6 beginning at 10 am. Call 312-587-7390 to make an appointment. Leave a message if we’re not in and we’ll get back to you. Appointments can be made until 1 day before auditions if slots are 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.