The 2020 Milwaukee Diversity Auditions will take place February 17, from 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Who Should Sign Up?


Auditions are open to individuals who identify as at least one of the following:


Asian, Pacific Islander, or Asian American

Black, African, Caribbean, or African American

Indigenous, First Nation, or Native American

Latinx/o/a or Hispanic

Middle Eastern, North African, or Arab American

South Asians or South Asian American

Native Hawai’ian or Other Pacific Islander



Gender Non-Binary, Genderqueer

Agender, Neutrois

Bigender, Androgene

Aporagender, Third Gender

Polygender, Multigender

Genderfluid, Genderflux


Other Underrepresented Forms of Gender Identity



Auditioners must be 18+ and a resident of Wisconsin.


At this time, we are also accepting:

  • Headshots and resumes from actors of diverse sexual and affectional orientations and actors with disabilities. Please email your resume and headshot to

  • Director and Designer resumes and portfolios from individuals who identify as female and/or any of the aforementioned underrepresented groups. Please email your resume and portfolio to


How to Sign Up to Audition?


To sign up for a time slot, please email by January 31, 2020. Once you’ve emailed your interest, you will receive a form to complete. Upon the submission of your completed form, you will receive confirmation of your slot.


Auditions slots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If the audition becomes filled, you may be placed on an alternative list in the event of cancellations.


What Should I Prepare and Bring?

Each actor will have four minutes to perform two contrasting monologues or one monologue and one song. An accompanist will be provided.


Please come 15 minutes before you slot and bring 22 copies of your headshot and resume. If you are singing, please also bring sheet music for the accompanist.


If you have a financial barrier that would prevent you from otherwise participating in this audition, please email and we will try to assist you in overcoming this barrier.


Participating Theaters:

All In Productions
Boulevard Theatre

Black Arts MKE
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble

Cabaret Milwaukee

First Stage Children’s Theater

Forte Theatre Company

Forward Theater Company

Kohl’s Wild Theater

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee Opera Theatre

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Next Act Theatre

Optimist Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park

Outskirts Theatre Co.

Renaissance Theaterworks

Schmitz and Giggles

Skylight Music Theatre

Summit Players Theatre

The Box Theatre Co.

Voices Found Repertory

Windfall Theatre



Next Act Theater

255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204


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