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We will be holding auditions for our first full season. All


are welcome to audition, including all gender identities, persons of color, and persons with disability. For this season and the works we are producing, we are generally seeking actors between the ages of 20 and 60.

When: Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time: 6-9pm

Where: The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Grand Ave. Mall, Lower Level, beneath the TJ Maxx

To Prepare: Two contrasting contemporary monologues not exceeding two minutes. It would be worth it to think along the lines of Dark Comedy. Please bring one headshot and resume with you to your audition.

*IMPORTANT: If you sign up for a time after 8pm, you will need to enter the mall before 8pm, as the main entrance is locked at that time.

Callbacks for the first production will be Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Underground Collaborative. Callbacks for the spring production will be in the fall/winter.


Season Information:

Fall Production TBA
October 4-20, 2018
The Underground Collaborative
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Spring Production TBA
March/April 2019
The Underground Collaborative
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee


. All information about The Constructivists is at And to find out what The Constructivists are all about, see “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph, now at The Underground Collaborative, downtown Milwaukee, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Grand Ave., Lower Level, through May 5th.

At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee


Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is seeking experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 27th. Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. All roles are within an age range of 20-35. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. For the audition, please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cut) as well as two contrasting one-minute monologues. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be held March 6th and 7th.


Actors will be considered for the spring/summer season which has three possible start dates on April 1st, April 15th, or May 14th. Different actors will be selected for different start dates based on actor availability and casting needs.


Auditions will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to 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 the education department of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. 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.


If cast, actors must have most daytimes available for rehearsals and performances. During the school year, most performance shifts occur on the weekdays between 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM. During the summer months, performances occur on weekdays and weekends. Once hired, actors join our part-time staff of professional actors that learn multiple shows and roles in a repertory format. Company members typically 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 for more information.



Dave McLellan

Theater Coordinator

Zoological Society of Milwaukee

10005 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-258-5058 x429

Cell: 414-254-9936


Fax: 414-258-4004


Resident Technical Director


Job Description




The Resident Technical Director is a member of Sunset Playhouse’s full-time professional staff. This is a salaried, full-time position with comprehensive benefits.  Status “exempt”



General Responsibilities:


The Resident Technical Director is responsible for the technical aspects of productions produced by Sunset Playhouse, the premiere community theater in south eastern Wisconsin. Working within the established policies and procedures of the organization, with the assistance of staff and volunteers and with oversight by the Artistic Director, duties include, but are not limited to:  set design of 6 – 8 main stage productions per season, set build for 8 main stage productions, assist guest set and light designers as needed; maintain the technical shop area and equipment; recruit, train and utilize technical volunteers, provide general support of the overall production quality of the Sunset Playhouse; and assist in general maintenance of the facility. The Resident Technical Director will attend staff meetings




Education:        BA in Technical Theater with emphasis on design and construction or equivalent experience


Experience:   1-2 years’ experience in design/construction of sets.

                        Basic Understanding of light and sound board programs


Availability:   Varied hours based on theater calendar, including nights and weekends during tech weeks.


Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



  • Ability to recruit, train, and retain technical staff and volunteers
  • Ability to multi-task/ strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adhere to schedules and meet all production deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Google docs and Microsoft Office.


Physical Demands


Manual Dexterity:        Ability to use a computer, write instructions, complete forms.


Physical Effort:             Walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting.  Ability to lift 50lbs.


Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in an open office environment.


Hazards:                        None.




About The Sunset Playhouse: Sunset Playhouse was established in 1960 as Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere community theater.  The Playhouse has evolved since those early days into a community arts complex presenting a mix of community theater and professional theater/music events.  Additionally, the Playhouse is an important player in theater arts education through its School for The Arts and bug in a rug Children’s Theater Series.  The Playhouse produces approximately 26 live productions each season, as well as a number of special concerts and fundraising events.  Sunset offers opportunities to guest directors and designers and counts over 600 volunteers in the Sunset Playhouse family.

For more information, please contact:   Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director


To apply for the Resident Designer/Technical Director position:

Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references by February 16, 2018 to: Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre is looking for young performers to participate in Combat Boot Camp: an evening of short plays written, directed and acted within 48 hours.  The time commitment is Friday, January 5 from 5-10 pm, and Saturday, January 6 from 10 am until 9:30 pm.  Performers must not have graduated high school as of yet and must be at least 13 years old.  There is no cost to take part in this program.  There are only a few slots left so act soon.  Sorry, but the writing and directing slots have already been filled.

Contact James Fletcher at

We’ve put the whole gang back together again for this fabulous show.  Two weeks only, December 15 through December 23.  Get on it, tickets are selling fast.

‘Twas the Month Before Christmas by Doug Jarecki

Directed by James Fletcher

with John Cramer, Lindsey Gagliano, Doug Jarecki, Mitch Weindorf and Sara Zientek

For more info and ticket reservations:


The 2018 Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 8:45am to 6:00pm, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  This is a locals only audition – only adult-aged, Milwaukee-based, non-union professional actors who do not require assistance with travel and housing should attend.


We will again implement the lottery system used last year, due to the continued high demand for these audition slots:

• The lottery will be conducted for this year’s audition and waiting list slots.   There will still be an in-person component to this process, in order to maintain focus on local talent.

• Actors who auditioned in the 2017 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2018.  Actors who auditioned in 2016 will be eligible to do so again in 2018.

• Actors enrolled in college or university and in their final semester of study before graduation at the time of the auditions will be eligible to attend.  All other student actors must wait until they meet this requirement.

• Actors born after January 8, 2000 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday December 16, 2017 at 9:30am, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Equity Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s  Stackner Cabaret ––Parking/ – on the 2nd floor atrium of the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, accessible via elevator or via the escalator near building security.

Lottery forms are available for download here in advance of these auditions, so that interested actors may download, print, and complete them in advance of the lottery day.  Paper copies of the form will not be made available on the day of the lottery.  Lottery Entry Forms must be downloaded, printed, and completed in advance.  Interested actors must also present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification is recommended) in order to submit her/his lottery entry.  In addition, please note that an individual is eligible to submit one Lottery Entry only, and only for oneself – entries made for other individuals will not be accepted.

Here are the specifics of the sign-up process that will take place on December 16, 2017:

•From 8:30am to 9:30am, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.

•At 9:30am, the Lottery will take place.  Participating actors must be present to accept a slot resulting from a winning Lottery Entry.  If your name is called and you are not present, your winning entry will be forfeited.

•As winning Lottery Entries are drawn, that actor will have the opportunity to sign up for a remaining available Audition or Waiting List slot.  Winning entries will be processed in the order in which they are drawn.

There will be 10 Waiting List slots available.  Sign-up for these slots will occur in the same manner as outlined above once all auditions slot have been filled.  Obtaining a Waiting List slot does not guarantee an audition, but preference for any slots that open (due to cancellation, for example, at a later date) will be given to those actors on the Waiting List.

Protesters lie on the ground wounded or killed during a re-creation of a protest march where seven workers died in the late 1800’s. Several hundred people gathered at the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker near Superior St. and Russell to remember the 127th anniversary of The Bay View Tragedy. Workers, marching for the 8-hour day were fired upon by the state militia. Seven were killed in the state’s bloodiest event involving working people, according to information provided by the Wisconsin Labor Historical Society. The event took place Sunday, May 5, 2013. Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

On the Fifth of May, 1886, thousands of Milwaukee workers marched peacefully on the huge Bay View Rolling Mills as part of a nationwide effort to bring about the 8-hour day. The State Militia fired on them, killing seven. This was the bloodiest labor disturbance in Wisconsin’s history, and began a new struggle for a more humane workplace and a more just society.

The Bay View Tragedy Re-enactment will take place again May 7th, 3 PM and we need volunteers to join in as marchers striking for the 8-hour day. No previous acting experience needed!

Just show up for rehearsal at 1 p.m. on the day of the commemoration at the Rolling Mills Marker Site at S. Superior St. and E. Russell Ave. The whole event starts at 3 PM with the Re-enactment (about 15 minutes) and is followed by songs and speeches.

If you can, wear clothing that might duplicate the look of 1886 workers; otherwise, there may be some outfits for you at the rehearsal. The photo below shows volunteer marchers behind the huge puppet labor leader.

IMPORTANT: Please R.S.V.P. to Barbara Leigh, either on facebook or email: ( so that we can have a count and meet costume needs. And if you have questions, just ask! Thank you!!!



Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the position of Deck Chief for the 2016-2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, which will be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.  Load-in, tech and performances will take place May 1-May 7, 2017.


Current students, recent graduates and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.


Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the stage manager during tech rehearsals by coordinating the backstage operations of three original one act scripts, performed in repertory in a black box theatre.
  • Safely planning and executing scene shifts using actors as crew; managing run sheets.
  • Assisting with strike immediately following the final performance.



  • Self-motivated leader with a positive disposition and problem-solving abilities.
  • Applicant should have backstage experience running shows on crew; preferably having been in charge of a deck as either Deck Chief or ASM for at least one show in the past.
  • Reference from a professor, stage manager, production manager or equivalent.


This position pays $250.00 and is a professional credit.


Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager to


Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is excited to announce the return of open auditions for their 2017 One Act Festival.  Auditions will be held on Sunday April 9th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Monday April 10th from 6:00 PM to 10:00PM.  Auditions will be 6 minutes each, and YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A SLOT at  Walk-ups will only be seen if time permits.  These auditions are for all levels of talent and training – no prior experience is necessary.  Headshots, resumes, and monologues are welcome, but are by no means mandatory.  If you do have a prepared monologue, please keep it to about one minute, as we’d like time for cold reading.  If you do not have a headshot, we may take a picture for our reference.  Cast members will receive a small stipend (partially based on how well the show sells).  Show-specific rehearsal schedules set up by each director.  Performances are the first three weekends in June.

Thursday, June 1st @ 7:30 pm (Preview)

Friday, June 2nd @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 3rd @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 8th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, June 9th @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 10th @ 7:30pm

Sunday, June 11th @ 3:00 pm

Friday June 16th @ 11:00pm

Saturday June 17th @ 7:30pm

Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee.  The UC is located on the lower level of the Grand Avenue Plankinton Arcade.  (Take the center spiral stairs down to the lower level.)

Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away.

March 27at the Underground Collaborative – downstairs in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Doors open at 6:30 – snacks, drinks, and more available for purchase.

Costume contest at 7:00 – winner receives a free drink and 2 vouchers for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Staged reading and drinking game at 7:30

Donations accepted at the door. 
All proceeds go toward Bard & Bourbon’s Memorial Day weekend production of MACBETH