2019/2020 Season General Auditions
We'll be hosting three rounds of general auditions for 2019/20. The first round of generals (for our fall productions) will be on June 2nd and June 10th, 2019. We'll be casting for SLEEPY HOLLOW, 50 STATES IN 60 MINUTES, FRACTURED FAIRY TALES, NUMBER THE STARS, LYLE THE CROCODILE, THE GIVER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CHICAGO; OUR KIND OF TOWN, and THE BFG out of this round of auditions.

We are especially interested in seeing artists of color, as our roster includes a number of shows that feature specific roles for African American, Latinx, and Asian performers (any roles that are not ethnic specific are cast on a color-blind basis).

To be considered for an audition spot, please email your headshot and resume in pdf format and we'll review it on receipt.

Our Auditions Process
Our auditions have actors using sides from actual GreatWorks shows rather than monologues. You'll be given a packet of sides prior to the audition date and asked to prepare two different characters/tracks from the packet, and members of the GW ensemble will be in the room to read with you. In general, we prefer to hire performers for multiple shows, so showing off character range in auditions is to your advantage.

Rehearsals and Show Schedule
Shows generally perform on weekday mornings during the school year, with occasional weekend or overnight bookings. Rehearsals are held at various locations in Chicago, usually for a period of a few weeks prior to first performance (a few nights or weekend mornings per week).

Because of the number of projects we have going at any given time, rehearsals are necessarily very focused, with the emphasis on technical elements having to do with blocking and business - the performer is expected to have done their homework, memorized their lines, and made character choices on their own, which are brought in to the rehearsal room.

All roles are paid, with very competitive per-performance fees. There is also a stipend for the rehearsal period and per diems for any overnight performances.

If you're interested in adding your resume/headshot to our files in the hopes of being considered for any new openings, then please click here and submit a pdf copy of your information.


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