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AUDITION UPDATES!

1/19/19 (7:00am) - WEATHER UPDATE FOR Saturday, 1/19 MOCK AUDITION CLINIC:
Today's Clinic is canceled due to the weather. Please consider joining us for the Monday, 1/21 clinic, or the make-up clinic on Saturday, 1/26. Be sure to re-register. See the links below in the "Mock Audition Clinics" section of this page. In the event you cannot attend the 1/21 clinic, or the rescheduled date, we will refund your fee (if applicable).

ANNOUNCING THE 40th ANNUAL
STATEWIDE NON-EQUITY PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS

THIS YEAR 300 ACTORS WILL BE CHOSEN TO AUDITION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CASTING REPRESENTATIVES THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND BEYOND!

2/2/19 - Musical Theatre Day 
AND
2/3/19 - Non-Musical Theatre Day

LOCATION:
UIC School of Theatre and Music in Chicago
(Note: Do NOT call UIC for information. All inquiries should be directed to auditions@illinoistheatre.org).

Who Should Audition?
Non-Equity Actors
Recent Graduates
Child and Senior Talent
Talent New to Chicago

Casting Directors will be looking for a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and physical types.

For Whom Will You Be Auditioning?
Professional Theatre Companies
Talent Agents
Casting Directors
Summer Stock Companies

Important Information:
These auditions are for ALL non-equity actors. We especially seek mature actors and minority talent. The number of slots available for student auditionees is limited. Student actors will be considered based on experience and the recommendation of a theatre professional/teacher.

The ITA auditions are for Non-Equity performers and are not sanctioned by any specific union.

Actor Fees
ITA Members - $35
Non-Members  - $50

Casting Reps attend at no charge.

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 22, 2019

TO REGISTER AS AN ACTOR, READ THE ACTOR INFORMATION SHEET AND FILL OUT THE ACTOR APPLICATION FORM (to the left).


TO REGISTER AS A CASTING REPRESENTATIVE, READ THE CASTING REP INFORMATION SHEET AND FILL OUT THE CASTING REP APPLICATION FORM (to the left).

Have Questions?
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions or email to auditions@illinoistheatre.org.

ACTORS: REGISTER TODAY!

CASTING REPS: REGISTER TODAY!

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MOCK AUDITION CLINICS 

Saturday, January 19 (9:30a-12:00p)
The Foxhole Chicago
2444 W. Montrose Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618
Canceled due to weather - rescheduled for 1/26/19

Monday, January 21 (6:30p-9:00p)
The Foxhole Chicago
2444 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Click here to register.

Saturday, January 26 (9:30a-12:00p)
The Foxhole Chicago
2444 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Click here
to register.

*These clinics are available free to ITA members. All others must pay a $10 registration fee. Not yet a member of the ITA? It's not too late to sign up!  Join the ITA on line

NOTE: If you're interested in scheduling a clinic closer to you, and have access to a host facility that would be willing to provide us the space for three hours, please contact Aimee-Lynn at aimeelynn@illinoistheatre.org to make arrangements!

Description:

Each year the ITA hosts its Professional Auditions, where more than 300 auditionees are provided the opportunity to audition in front of a theatre full of Directors and Casting Representatives from throughout the state and beyond. This clinic will give you "insider information" about these auditions (from how applications are chosen to what to expect on the day of auditions) and focus on how you can make the most out of your 90 seconds on stage, including:
*your entrance onto the stage
*your introduction
*your choice of material
*your ability to connect to your audition pieces
*your exit

The clinic will also include a discussion on headshot/resume submissions and include helpful hints on how to best prepare for this very important audition. A select number of auditionees will be chosen to perform their audition pieces in front of the audience and will be given feedback by the facilitators. Musical theatre auditionees: an accompanist will NOT be provided. Be prepared to sing without music, or bring a CD with tracks on it. A CD player will be provided.

You don't have to be a participant in the ITA Auditions in order to attend this event. Parents are welcome to observe student auditionees!



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This year the ITA is pleased to offer auditionees a special ITA membership rate of $30 (individual membership is typically $60) – a savings of $30!  This offer is only valid to FIRST TIME ITA Members.  Returning ITA Members must renew at the regular rate of $60, or choose not to renew and pay the non-member audition registration fee.  Full-time Student Members may join the ITA for $15.

 Other advantages of ITA Membership for auditions include:
  • $15 discount on audition registration
  • Significant discounted headshot duplication at J&S Photo Service
  • Networking with more than 600 theatre professionals throughout the state
  • Special acknowledgement of membership in the ITA to casting representatives
  • Access to ITA's "Members Only Hospitality Room" at the auditions
  • Free attendance at Actor Workshops throughout the year
  • An exclusive invitation to attend a free “mock audition” prior to the audition date!
You may join the ITA via the audition application form. Simply mark the appropriate check box. We look forward to welcoming you!