To submit a job posting or audition announcment, click here.


  • Saint Viator High School, in Arlington Heights, is looking for a Technical Theater Director. Bachelor's degree in related field or technical theater experience required. Duties are the following:
    Oversee stage lighting (including intelligent lighting)
    Oversee sound design and body mics
    Organize and supervise students in set construction
    Organize and supervise students in running fall play and winter musical and possibly a few other performances throughout the school year
    This position requires work on one weekday evening a week and Saturdays from Sept 1, 2018 thru Feb 12, 2019 as well as performance and dress rehearsal dates.
    Must be organized and keep a clean, safe shop
    Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to train and motivate students.
    Must work closely with theater staff and head of building and grounds.
    Must have passion and energy and a sense of fun.
    Hourly pay with guaranteed minimum per show. (7/6/18)

  • USITT Midwest Section announces that registration is now open for:
    Stage Rigging Workshop - USITT Midwest Section 
    World renowned experts on stage rigging present workshop on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Northern IL Univ., DeKalb, IL. 

  • Neuqua Valley High School is looking for a theatre building/tech director during the 2018-19 school year. Please send an updated resume to head theatre director, Jonathan Pontarelli at (7/27/18)

  • Victor J. Andrew High School, Tinley Park, Illinois, is in need of an experienced technical director for their spring and winter musicals. Hours include after school and weekends. Interested candidates should email resumes to Brian Nolan, Associate Principal, at (7/31/18)

  • Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL, seeks a costume designer for its 3 show season. This is a per-show stipend paid position. If interested, send resume and cover letter to: Ed Eubank, Fine Arts Department Chair, at Full job details are available by clicking here. (8/3/18)

  • Lake Forest High School has an opening for a full-time Theatre Director. The Theater Director supervises and coordinates all school-based programs and events that require the use of LFHS theaters. This includes the use of theaters for school-based courses, extracurricular activities and other performances and events throughout the school.
    Responsibilities include the following:
    - Coordinates with faculty directors for any current or future stage productions
    - Coordinates with advisors for all theater related groups
    - Oversees the technical direction of the plays and musicals
    - Supervises, trains and develops students involved in Tech Crew
    - Creates and oversees safety protocols for theaters and related support areas
    For a full description and requirements, please view the posting/application: (8/3/18)

  • Western Illinois University's Department of Theatre and Dance announces Musical Theatre BFA Auditions for the incoming class of 2019.
    On the Macomb Campus: November 10, 2018; February 9, 2019; March 23, 2019
    On the Quad Cities Campus: January 19, 2019
    For Audition Protocol and/or more information please contact: Lysa Fox, Head of Musical Theatre, or call 309-298-1543. (4/23/18)

  • Eureka College Theatre invites Illinois High School students to submit a ten-minute play for their 6th annual Illinois High School Ten Minute Play Festival. Eureka College Theatre will provide a director and actors for a production of selected plays on January 25 & 26, 2019. All submissions must be received by midnight on September 4, 2018. Winners will be notified in mid-November. Contact Eureka College Theatre for further details.
    Guidelines for the submission:
    • Current Illinois high school students only; Classes of 2018-2021
    • Multiple submissions per author are accepted
    • 10-minute play, which is usually 8-13 pages long
    • No maximum characters, but keep in mind we only choose plays we can produce
    • Submit a standard format PDF with no identifier  (5/9/18)

  • The Chicago Park District's Munroe Park Theater Guild will hold an open audition call for their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Open auditions will be Monday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 15th (you only need to attend one) from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Ridge Park Cultural Center, located at 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60643. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a cappella 16 bars in the style of the show and should wear athletic clothes and shoes that they can easily dance in. Performances will be November 15-17, 2018. For questions, please contact director, Kevin McSweeney via email at (7/23/18)

To submit a job posting or audition announcement, click here.


Each week the ITA sends out "Friday Announcements" to its Listserve (currently comprised of more than 2,300 theatre artists and educators from throughout the state). If you'd like to submit an item for inclusion in the weekly announcements, please click here[Suggestions for inclusion include: audition announcements, job postings, interesting theatre stories/experiences, lesson plans, community/life events, etc., theatre opportunities, etc.). To submit an announcement click here.

Also, please remember to submit your upcoming performances and/or events to the
ITA's on-line performance calendar!!! Click here