Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) seeks experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 25th from 12:00-4:00 PM and Wednesday, February 26th from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. Audition material supplied upon inquiry. An accompanist will be provided. Actors will be considered for the summer season with rehearsals beginning on Tuesday, April 10th (although additional start dates may be considered based on availability and casting needs.)


Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to KWT Manager of Artistic Direction, Zach Woods, at zacharyw@zoosociety.org and write “audition” in the subject line.


Program Information:


Kohl’s Wild Theater is a professional theater for young audiences that is a part of Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department. Using drama, puppetry, and music, KWT teaches lessons on environmental conservation and the importance of caring for animals. KWT performs seven days per week during the summer months at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other venues in the community. During the school year, KWT tours to schools and other community organizations within a one-hour radius of the Zoo. Potential company members must have daytime availability 3-4 days per week for rehearsals and performances.


Once hired, company members join our part-time staff of professional actors, learning multiple shows and roles in a repertory format. On average, company members work 15-25 hours per week. Rehearsal and performance schedules are typically released four weeks in advance. Starting pay is $12 per hour. Additional benefits include flexible scheduling and professional development workshops.


Please visit www.wildtheater.org for more information.