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  • Imagination Theater is looking to welcome new talent into our social issues ensemble!  

    Who Is Imagination Theater?

    We are a year-round touring ensemble delivering interactive plays to schools and community centers that explore social issues like teasing, respect, bullying, sexual abuse prevention, healthy decision making, and more!  Every show consists of games, scripted scenes, and audience role plays. You can learn more on the home page and programming pages of our website.

    What is the Commitment?

    We ask for three days of daytime availability (until 5:00 PM) per week.  Performance assignments are distributed two weeks in advance. A typical day is between 4 and 6 hours long.  Early mornings are common.

    There will be rehearsals over the summer from 10 am – 2 pm.  Tentative dates are July 16, 18, 25, 26, 30, and 31 and August 6, 8, and 10.  These dates could change based on actor availability and it is possible we will not rehearse all of those days.

    Is There Pay?

    Yes.  Actors are paid hourly starting the moment the cast arrives in our office through the moment the carpool returns to the office after the show.  The initial summer rehearsals are unpaid, but all rehearsals and shows after that are paid.

    How Can I Audition?

    We will be holding auditions on June 20 and 21 at our office at 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 503-C Chicago, IL  60613.  We are offering two time slots: 10:00 – Noon and 1:00-3:00. These are group auditions so we need you available for the full time slot for which you sign up.

    The audition will consist of cold readings from our shows and improvised scenarios.

    Instead of a traditional call backs we will schedule interviews the following week.

    To schedule an audition, email by Wednesday June 13 with a headshot/resume and your preferred audition days and time slots.  If possible, please provide multiple days and times, so that we can try to have equal numbers of actors at each session. The auditions may not take the full time.  Please include your full name, and a phone number where you can be reached on the day of the audition.

    Our auditions fill up every year, so please contact us as early as possible if you are interested.  Other audition dates may be added.

    Do I Need a Car?

    Casts drive to shows together in actor owned vehicles.  While a car is not required, please do let us know if you have a car and would be available to drive yourself and three other actors to shows.  Mileage is reimbursed at the IRS standard rate.


    If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us at  We hope to see you this June!