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  • East Aurora High School is seeking to fill THREE part-time positions for their production of Matilda:
    Scenic Designer/Technical Director-Position includes working with students after school and on weekends to create a scenic/props design. as well as to build and to technical direct the April production. Stipend provided.
    Lighting Designer-Position to coordinate schedules with TD and Director to design lighting and to work with students through all aspects from hang/focus lights to running the show. Stipend provided.
    Costume Designer-Position includes working with students after school to create a costume design. Stipend provided.
    Candidates may contact Ross Wheeler directly at (1/19/20)

  • Lincoln College Department of Theatre is seeking a Technical Director of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts and for its Department of Theatre. The Technical Director will have primary responsibility for production and support at the other campus events and performances. For complete job description details: (1/19/20)

  • McHenry West High School is looking for a director for the Fall Play, school year 2020-2021. Please contact for information. (1/14/20)

  • The Conference Center at Prairie State College is currently recruiting for a part-time Audio-Visual Technician to run the light and sound booth during live stage performances and to assist with AV equipment during conferences.  (1/10/20)

  • Dunes Summer Theatre is hiring a Sound Board Operator/Designer for its 2020 summer season. Pay is commiserate with the number of shows worked. Season begins end of May and runs through first of September. Located in NW Indiana, a few blocks from the beaches of Lake Michigan. South Shore Line is near the theatre (Carrol Street depot). (1/3/20)

  • Metropolis School of the Performing Arts seeks an instructor for its 2020 Clearbrook on Cue program. This program is in collaboration with Metropolis and Clearbrook. Each week, 14-17 adults with various disabilities meet to learn about acting fundamentals and rehearse a show to be performed on the Metropolis stage. The program runs mid-February to mid-June. Full job posting and details are on League of Chicago Theatres website.
    Candidates: submit a written introduction (no formal cover letter required), teaching resume, and 1-2 artifacts of working with people with disabilities such as lesson plans, photos, video, scripts, etc. Email application with subject CLEARBROOK INSTRUCTOR to Abby Vombrack (she/her), Education Community Engagement Coordinator, at (12/30/19)

  • Glenbrook North High School is looking to hire a second theatre director for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should be certified in English and be experienced stage directors looking to direct 1-2 mainstage plays each year. Please visit the following link to apply: (12/11/19)

  • 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)

  • Kankakee Valley Theatre Association announces non-union The Music Man auditions on February 10 and 11, 2020, at the KVTA studios located at 1 Stuart Dr., Kankakee, IL. Sign up for an audition time slot at: Please print and fill out the audition form and conflict calendar before you arrive for your audition.

    Children Auditions (ages 6-12): 6:00-7:30 pm
    Teens and Adults (ages 13-older): 7:30-10 pm

    Please check for complete audition information or email the director, Tyler, at (1/19/20)

  • Dunes Summer Theatre is hosting auditions for its 2020 Summer Season. Nestled in 20 wooded acres, 4 blocks for the beaches of Lake Michigan, Dunes Summer Theatre offers you a classic summer stock theatre experience. Join us this season and work with award-winning directors and actors. Auditions will be conducted March 14, 15, 22, and 23. To view our season and schedule, please visit and click Auditions. (1/19/20)

  • Located in the heart of Chicago, North Park University’s theatre department and production company are developed around a storefront model of creating productions for intimate or unique settings and focus on a holistic training approach. For admission and scholarship to the University, complete an application at, for admission and scholarship to the Theatre Department, complete an application at (12/19/19)

  • 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)

  • 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: TheatreAndDance.IUSB.EDU
    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. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 12- Saturday, May 16, 2020.

    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   

    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