Auditioning for GreatWorks
Our Season Generals are done for this season, but we are still looking for a few more artists of color (African American, Latinx, and Asian) for specific roles this winter and spring. 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
GreatWorks has a roster of 13 touring productions for grade school and middle school audiences, including a modern adaptation of CHRISTMAS CAROL, a puppetry-based production of THE BFG, books like NUMBER THE STARS, and an improv-style history of America, 50 STATES IN 60 MINUTES.

Our season auditions are held every September. Auditions utilize readings of actual GreatWorks scripts rather than monologues. We'll occasionally add rounds of auditions if we're looking for a particular type of actor to cover specific roles.

We employ a color-blind casting policy for non-ethnic specific roles. All roles are paid, with very competitive performance salaries.

Rehearsals and Show Schedule
Shows generally perform on weekday mornings during the school year, with occasional weekend or overnight bookings. Tour schedule is usually finalized 3-5 weeks before performances begin. 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, not about "exploration" - the performer is expected to have done their homework and made character choices on their own, which are brought in to the rehearsal room.

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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