The 2013 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2013, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a Locals Only audition – only Non-Union actors that do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.

We will be implementing an in-person sign-up process for this year’s auditions.  On Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 9:00am to 12:00 Noon, interested actors will be able to sign up in person for the 2013 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions outside of Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret Theater – – on the 2nd floor of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Slots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis – attendance on January 26 will not guarantee an audition slot.  Interested actors must present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to obtain a slot.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to request one slot only – we will not honor requests made for other individuals.

There will also be 25 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open at a later date will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.

Should there be audition or waiting lists slots available after this sign-up period, they will be made available via an additional in-person sign-up at The Rep’s administrative offices.  Additional details will be announced at should any slots remain.

Slots for this Non-Equity day will fill quickly. Please plan accordingly.


Audition slots will be 4 minutes long, and will consist of any two of the following:

  1. One contemporary monologue
  2. One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
  3. One musical theater selection – 60 to 90 seconds in duration.  An accompanist will be in attendance.

Please note that the actor’s introduction and any time necessary to communicate with the accompanist will count as part of the 4 minutes.  Please prepare and time your selections carefully, as actors who exceed the audition time of 4 minutes will be stopped.

Non-Equity actors should plan to bring 25 headshots/resumes.  Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music.

Questions?  Please visit the website below for additional information.  For additional information, please email Michael Kroeker, Artistic Associate, at Due to the volume of questions, please allow 2 business days for a response.

It is highly recommended that all interested actors visit the following website regularly for information & updates:

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE (updated 01/07/13)

The Alchemist Theatre

American Players Theater

The Bunny Gumbo Theater Company

Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee

First Stage Children’s Theatre

Forward Theater Company

In Tandem Theatre

Lori Lins Talent Management

Milwaukee Artists Resource Network

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Next Act Theatre

Optimist Theatre

Pink Banana Theatre Company

Renaissance Theaterworks

Skylight Music Theatre

Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Kohl’s Wild Theater

For my thoughts on this process, follow this link

For my thoughts on headshots and resumes, click here