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  • Metea Valley High School is looking for a part-time Tech Director, beginning in January, 2020.  (11/22/19)

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside is seeking an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. This position will teach 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring teaching load) in the Theatre Arts program. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the Theatre Arts Department. This position is expected to establish and maintain active creative activity. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Theatre Arts Department, professional and community. This individual will be involved in additional supervision and mentoring of students through production work and advising.
    MFA in Acting, Directing, or Musical Theatre and/or Ph.D.
    For more details and to apply:  (11/18/19)
  • Quincy Community Theatre seeks a dynamic and energetic Student Theatre Director/Head of Education. This candidate will provide a structure in which the theatre can live out its mission to offer and perpetuate quality entertainment and education in the performing arts.

    -In partnership with the Artistic Director, select a season of shows.
    -Direct students and adults in four student theatre productions annually.
    -Develop engaging and meaningful theatre education curriculum.
    -Work with the close-knit staff.
    -Build relationship with teachers and school administrators.
    -Engage QCT volunteers.
    -Create a space where individuals feel safe expressing their artistic talents.
    -Reach those who have yet to experience the theatre.
    -Be a positive representation of QCT in the community.
    Previous directing experience is a requirement for the position. Those who also have experience with theatre education will be given preference. Contact: (10/18/19)

  • Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, IL, Is currently seeking a choreographer for their 2020 spring musical, Guys and Dolls. Student auditions begin in January and the production runs mid-April. Contact Beth Suehr if you have questions: Apply online at    (9/18/19)

  • Timber Lake Playhouse, a professional Equity theatre, is seeking the following position: CARPENTER. The Scenic Carpenter will work to build all Timber Lake Playhouse productions in repertory - creating platforms, wagons, flats construction using wood and metal, install, transport, and maintain all scenic elements for TLP productions as detailed by the Technical Director and Artistic Director.

    Salary- $250-$350/wk; Start Date- ASAP
    Send resume/ references to: (9/5/19)

  • Timber Lake Playhouse is hiring singers and dancers for our Christmas show who will also work in TLP's Education Program. The show is a variety based show that features a live band playing Christmas themed music. Seeking singers and dancers. Additional skills required - creativity, improvisation, and the ability to work with children. Must be able to pass the required background checks. This contract begins a.s.a.p. and runs through December 20. Submit a letter of application, resume and video audition to (10/25/19) 

  • Kankakee Valley Theatre Association will hold auditions for Almost, Maine on December 5 and 6, 2019, beginning at 6p.m. at the KVTA Studios at 1 Stuart Dr, Kankakee, IL 60901. Callbacks are December 7, 2019, at 3p.m. To sign up for an audition and choose an audition monologue go to Performance dates are February 8, 2020, at 7 p.m.; February 9, 2020, at 2 p.m.; February 15, 2020, at 7 p.m.; February 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the KVTA Studios. Questions may be emailed to the Director at:  (11/18/19)

  • Kankakee Valley Theatre Association announces auditions for Mary Poppins Jr. on December 13, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m. and December 14, 2019, from 10 to 2 p.m. at the KVTA studios (1 Stuart Dr, Kankakee, IL 60901). To sign up for an audition slot visit (11/18/19)

  • Aurora University announces Scholarship Auditions for their BA in Theatre and BA in Musical Theatre. Auditions are:
    Saturday January 25 2020
    Saturday April 18, 2020
    To schedule an audition and find additional information, please follow this link: (11/4/19)

  • Harper College announces auditions for Shakespeare in Love
    Date: Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7-10 pm.
    Sign up:
    Audition Location: Harper College Liberal Arts Center Drama Lab, located at 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL (Building L, room L109), parking lot #2.
    All roles are open. You do not need to be a Harper College student to audition.

    Material to Prepare:
    Please prepare a 2 to 3 minute monologue (Shakespeare or Modern) to highlight your abilities.
    Bring headshot and resume (if you have one). Dance and Fight Choreography: Experience will be an asset, but not required. Intimacy: Shakespeare in Love contains love scenes and intimacy. All will be respectfully staged. No nudity. This production will feature a dog. All actors will interact with the dog over the course of the rehearsal process. (10/21/19)

  • Western Illinois University is proud to announce auditions for the BFA - Musical Theatre program. The BFA - Musical Theatre program is an award winning Signature Program at WIU.
    On Campus Audition Dates for 2019-2020:
    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    Saturday February 29, 2020
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Please note: We can guarantee you more financial assistance the earlier you audition., (10/15/19)

  • FAME, Foundation of Artistic Mentored in Entertainment (501C3), announces its auditions from January 2-February 25, 2020. For more information: or Mary Rita at (10/12/19)

  • Indiana University South Bend announces entrance auditions for students who plan to begin college in the 2020-2021 academic year. IUSB offers BFA programs in Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Design & Technical Productions. Information about in-person auditions and digital submissions can be found here:
    Contact Associate Professor of Theatre, Justin Amellio ( with questions or to register for an in-person audition. (10/12/19)

  • Milliken University announces auditions for its BFA programs for 2020-2021. All BFA programs in the School of Theatre & Dance require an audition or interview for consideration. Prior to scheduling an audition/interview, students must first apply to & be accepted by Millikin University. Students may apply (fee free) to Millikin using the Common App or through our website at Audition appointments are granted by invitation. Invitations are extended through Once admitted, those seeking auditions for our BFA Musical Theatre and/or Acting programs will receive an access code that will permit them to submit their GetAcceptd pre-screen materials. (9/27/19)

    Monday, January 20, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is November 30)
    Sunday, February 16, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30)
    Monday, February 17, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30)
    Saturday, March 21, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is February 1)  

  • Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence. YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.) Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.


  • TOP Flight 2020 announces the only performer-flying workshop taught by professional educators, TOP Flight is for Technicians, Operators, and Performers. Don't miss your chance to experience five days of hands-on rigging instruction and aerial creativity! Available for ETCP renewal credits from ETCP Certified Instructors.

    Past topics include: Mechanical Advantage, Counterweight Applications, Risk Analysis/Risk Reduction, Design Factors, Review of Standards, Fixed-Point Systems, Track Systems, Harnesses, Choreography, Storytelling In The Third Dimension, and much more. 

    $1,000 -- Early Bird Registration; $50 off registration for ITA members.

    For information contact: 

  • Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive! 2019-2020 New Showtimes & Pricing! Subscription: $50. Evening shows: 7:30 pm   

    Nov. 15-17 & Nov. 21-24, 2019

    Feb. 14-16 & Feb. 20-23, 2020

    April 17-19 & April 23-26, 2020

    Subscriptions available after May 13. 
    ALL show single tickets go on sale June 24, 2019. (4/1/19)

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Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!

$1,000 -- Early Bird Registration
$1,000 -- Early Bird Registration