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Voices Found Repertory is looking for 2 male actors for the world premiere of THEATRE GAMES, a thriller by Pharyne Stephney. Performances will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9pm and Sundays from 3-5pm starting March 19.


BILL: Late 40s through 50s, any race. Distant, never-satisfied patron of the arts. Head of a crime organization.


BRUTUS: College-age through 20s, African-American. Young and apparently experienced with Bill’s line of work, slightly neurotic.

THE STORY: Five Shakespeare characters, a princess, and a guy named Bill – stranded in an abandoned theatre. With no idea whose deaths are written and whose have been improvised, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late.


Please email your resume, headshot (or recent photo of yourself), and contact information to director Jake Russell Thompson at For more about VFR, please visit our website at Thank you!


Voices Found Repertory has announced auditions for the final 2 shows in its inaugural season: Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney, a world-premiere production, and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Auditions will take place Saturday, March 4 from 12-4p and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4p at the Underground Collaborative.

Theatre Games  a fast-paced thriller about repression, masculinity, and psychopathy – will run May 3-13 at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. Rehearsals will take place MWF from 6-9p starting March 19. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Twelfth Night will run May 17-22 at the Arcade Theatre. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning March 21. Occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be scheduled based on need and availability.
Those interested in auditioning for Theatre Games should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue (any genre). Those auditioning for Twelfth Night should prepare a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue of the opposite of their identifying gender. Details on the casting calls and character breakdowns are available here, along with sign-ups for 10-minute audition slots:

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Weekend Supervisor Position


The Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) Box Office is hiring a Weekend Supervisor. We provide ticketing and basic customer service to three theatre companies; Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks.  The box office is the first point of contact most patrons have with the BTC, and the Weekend Supervisor must provide the highest quality of customer service to not only our patrons, but to all theatre companies in the building. Hours are Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8:15pm and Sundays 11:30 – 2:15pm, with the potential of picking up some weekday shifts.


Duties include: Opening and closing the Box Office, training new employees, processing reports, being main point of contact for front of the house during all weekend performances and providing the Box Office Manager with weekend feedback.


Prior Supervisor and/or Box Office experience preferred.


All Box Office employees receive 2 free tickets to every performance at the BTC. Please visit us at 158 N. Broadway between noon and 6pm Monday through Friday to fill out an application.


Part-Time Stage Manager – Kohl’s Wild Theater


Join the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) award winning professional theater program. Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is a live, interactive, participatory theater–directed primarily to children–that uses drama, puppetry, humor and songs to help inspire children to 1) care more about our natural world, 2) learn ways to help animals here and around the world, and 3) take action to make a difference.


The Part-Time Stage Manager (SM) will lead teams of actors for daily performances at the Milwaukee County Zoo and on tour as part of the Kohl’s Wild Theater outreach program. This position reports to the full-time KWT Production Stage Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the daily performance schedule.
  • Primary representative of KWT and the ZSM to performance venues.
  • Organize and maintain all technical equipment used during a performance.
  • Liaison from the KWT professional actors to KWT management.
  • Primary driver of company vehicle to performance venues.
  • Operate sound equipment during performances.


Two years of professional training in stage management, technical theater, arts management, or related field is required. Undergraduate degree in stage management preferred. 1-2 years of professional stage management experience a plus.

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication with venue representatives and co-workers.
  • Leadership qualities to effectively manage a team.
  • Familiarity with Q-Lab software (both audio and video) is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Lifting responsibilities include setting up technical equipment for performances such as set pieces and a sound system.
  • Experience working in multiple areas of technical theater, including carpentry, costumes and sound board operation.
  • Availability to work 2-5 days per week with irregular shift times, including weekends.
  • Must have your own vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Zoological Society sponsorship.

Start date: Late April, 2017. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 18-24 hours per week after training and rehearsals. Most shifts are 4-5 hours long and occur between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Shifts occur on both weekdays and weekends. Some shifts will be scheduled for evening hours. Work schedules are determined at least four weeks in advance. The stage management team can work around reasonable conflicts provided with four weeks’ notice.


  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Production Stage Manager at In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by February 17th, 2017.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held from March 6th-10th, 2017.





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



Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is putting out a call for scripts for our second annual One Act Festival this upcoming June, but we need your help! Have a short you’ve been working on? Some original dance or movement composition you’d love to stage? Something else bold and exciting? We are taking submissions for one act scripts, dance, and movement pieces. These pieces are ideally between 10-15 minutes in length each and submissions are open to anyone from the Milwaukee theatre community and beyond. We want to hear what our talented artists have to offer so submit and spread the word!


If you would like your work to be included for consideration, don’t be shy! 
Please submit all works to: 
Don’t have an original work but have a burning desire to direct a part of the festival? E-mail us that too! Final submissions are ‪due by January 29th, 2017. More information on dates and locations to come!


Round 2!! — AUDITIONS FOR DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS the musical. We will be holding a second round of auditions to allow those who were unable to join us for Round 1 due to other commitments, weather, and holidays. We look forward to seeing you!!




Please note you must be 16+ in age for this production.


Audition dates (sign up for 1 group)

Sunday, January 8: 1pm-3pm

Monday, January 9: 7pm-9pm



Facebook Event:


We will take people in the order they arrive, and you will be released as soon as your audition is complete. If you have a day-of conflict, please notify us via email or phone and arrive during any of the available groups.


For auditions, please prepare 1 musical theatre song (16-32 bars) to be sung either accapella or with our provided piano accompanist (please bring music for the accompanist!). If you are able to prepare a 90 second comedy monologue, great! If not, that’s okay, we will have a monologue from the script provided for you when you arrive. Additionally, if you have an acting resume and recent picture, please bring it! If you don’t, that’s okay! We can talk about your expereince at the audition.


Auditions & Callbacks will be held the First Congregation United Church of Christ (across the street from LCP): 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029. Come around to the back of the church and enter through the door and head down stairs. A sign will be posted.


Please note that those asked to attend callbacks will be notified by January 10. Callback invitation or pass does not determine final casting decisions. All who auditioned will be notified of final casting decisions no later than January 14 unless notified otherwise. Callbacks will be on Wednesday January 11, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Instructions will be sent in an email.


Time Commitment:

General Rehearsals, 6:30-9:30pm Mon-Thurs in February and March. First day of rehearsal is now February 6, 2017.  

Performances, 7:30pm shows: March 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8

Performances, 2pm shows: March 26, April 2, 8, 9


If you have any additional questions, please contact Director Lindsey Erin at Description of the characters can be found on the Facebook Audition Event Page. THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!


Non-Union Milwaukee General Audtions

The 2017 Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions will take place on Monday, January 30th, 2017, from 8:45am to 5:00pm, 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 2016 Milwaukee General Auditions will not be allowed to do so in 2017.  At this time, we anticipate that 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 30th, 1999 are not eligible to audition.

On Saturday January 7th, 2017 at 9:30a, interested actors will be able submit their respective Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions Lottery Entry Forms outside of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret on the 2nd floor Arboretum 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 January 7th, 2017:

  •  From 8:30a to 9:30a, Lottery Entry Forms will be validated and accepted.
  •  At 9:30a, 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 forfeit.
  • 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 also 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.

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

  • One contemporary monologue
  • One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
  • 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 30 headshots/resumes and should be neatly staples back-to-back prior to the audition date. Actors who choose to audition with a musical theater selection and desire accompaniment should come prepared with sheet music.

Questions?  Please email Dylan K. Sladky, Artistic Administrator, at  Due to the volume of questions, please allow two business days for a response.

All interested actors should visit this page regularly for information and updates. 

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th, 2016)

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The Greendale School District is accepting applications for an Auditorium Manager. This is a full-time, year-round position. Work requires variable hours, including many nights and weekends during performances by district, community, and out-of-district groups.
This position is responsible for the oversight and technical leadership of all community events in the High School Auditorium, including district events, rentals, and performing arts events. This position works in close coordination with Theater Director, Music Department Faculty, and District staff to allocate scheduling, equipment and resources appropriately.
This position is responsible for the box office, serves as the house manager at all events, and provides comprehensive technical direction, lighting and sound design with execution of the same for all events and productions.
Qualified candidates will have strong communication skills and the ability to interact positively with students, parents, staff and the general public. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field such as Theater Technology or Theater
Management and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Theater Production/Management is preferred.
The Greendale School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are members of a global society, and the awareness and understanding of this diversity enriches us.
A license is not required for this vacancy.
Degree: Bachelors
Experience: 3-5 Years
Salary: $40,000 – $50,000
Human Resources
Greendale School District
6815 Southway
Greendale, WI 53129








We are very excited to announce auditions for DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Lake Country Playhouse! Please note that actors for this version are preferred to be 18+ of age as of February 1, 2017. Those 16+ in age by this date will be considered based on their previous experience and audition. Unfortunately those 15 and under in age are not eligible for this production, however you are encouraged to contact the Performance Arts Academy, apart of Lake Country Playhouse Education, for classes, workshops, and even a full high school production/cabaret!


Adult Cast Auditions Sign Up:


Audition Dates:

Mon. Dec. 3 from 10am-12:30pm

Wed. Dec. 5 from 6:30pm-9:30pm


For the adult cast auditions, please sign up for one of the initial audition slots via the provided link. For auditions, please bring and prepare:


1 headshot and acting resume

1 contemporary comedy or farcical monologue (not to exceed 90 seconds).

16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Please also arrive about 10min before your audition time to complete a short form.

It is possible you may be asked to do additional singing or cold reading from the script. Additional singing or cold reading will not determine callback attendance.

Auditions may be done in General American Dialect (your everyday voice), however, it is possible management may want to discuss the following dialects: British RP, German, French, Various American.


Initial Auditions will be held at Lake Country Playhouse: 221 E Capitol Dr, Hartland, WI 53029


Please note that those asked to attend callbacks will be notified by Dec. 6. Callback invitation or pass does not determine final casting decisions. All who auditioned will be notified of final casting decisions no later than Dec. 11 unless notified otherwise.


Callbacks will be on Wed. Dec. 7, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Please plan to stay the whole time, however, management will release individuals early when able to. Dancing, as well as additional singing and dialogue, will be auditioned at callbacks. Please note that callbacks will not occur at LCP, but will be at the First Congregation United Church of Christ right around the corner: 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029


Time commitment:

General Rehearsals 6:30-9:30pm Mon-Thurs in January, February, and March. Tech rehearsals may involve some Fri-Sun time. First day of rehearsal is January 16, 2017.

Performances: MARCH 24 – APRIL 9, Thurs-Sun

7:30pm shows: March 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8

2pm shows: March 26, April 2, 8, 9


If you have any additional questions, please contact Director Lindsey Erin at Description of the characters can be found below. THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!






Leads/Supporting Roles: 3M/3W, Ensemble: 8-12 Men and Women


Any and all gender identities are encouraged to audition for roles you feel most comfortable/identify as. Due to copyright laws, the pronouns used in the script cannot change, however, your preferred pronouns may be used in the rehearsal space. The Director is Safe Zone Certified.


All roles are available. Character Descriptions:


Lawrence Jameson – Male, 40s-60s, Tenor. An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant. Possibility of a same-sex kiss. Dialects: British RP, German. Vocal range: G2-Bb4.


Freddy Benson – Male, 20s-30s, Tenor. A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet an attractive womanizer. Has a romance with Christine. Possibility of a same-sex kiss. Please note this character involves partial nudity (underwear). Dialects: Various American, Dimwit. Vocal range: A2-B4


Christine Colgate: Female, 20s-40s, Mezzo-Soprano. A seemingly good-natured American heiress, vacationing on the French Riviera, with a huge secret. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Has a romance with Freddy. Please note this character involves partial nudity (underwear). Dialect: General American. Vocal range: A3-F#5


Andre Thibault – Male, 30s-50s, Baritenor. Lawrence’s French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. Has a romance with Muriel. Dialect: French. Vocal range: F2-F4


Muriel Eubanks – Female, 30s-50s, Alto. A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence’s victims and Andre’s subsequent love interest. Dialects: Omaha, Nebraska/General American. Vocal range: E3-C5


Jolene Oakes – Female, 20s-30s, Mezzo-Alto. An American heiress from Oklahoma and the “Princess of Petroleum,” she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic. Blend of a southern firecracker and a southern belle. Dialect: Southern (severity of drawl/”R’s” is open to discussion). Vocal range: A3-D5


Ensemble – Men & Women, Various ages, vocal ranges, and dialects. Will be playing multiple roles, such as tourists/citizens, maids/butlers/wait staff, business roles, con artist victims, and atmospheric individuals. There are multiple opportunities for featured/solo singing, dance, and dialogue moments. The director intends on substantially utilizing the ensemble for this production. Please note that some costumes may tentatively involve partial nudity (underwear or short-length garments).


Luminous Theatre is currently accepting submissions from non-equity actors for ALL ROLES in Mr Burns, a post-electric play.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email a headshot and resume to

The post-apocalyptic world of Mr Burns looks like the world today. Actors of all ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and gender expression are encouraged to submit.

Auditions will be held on December 3rd.

Rehearsals will be help March 21st – April 19th on evenings and weekends. Performances are April 20th – May 8th, Thursdays through Mondays.
All performers will be paid a small stipend.