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  • Announcing Auditions for the 2022-2023 Season

    Imagination Theater is excited to accept submissions for artists to join our ensemble for our 2022/2023 Season. We are excited to venture into this season, with in-person and virtual performances, and to continue to connect with our partners and community.  

    We are seeking submissions from artists of all backgrounds, with primary consideration given to those with (1) flexible daytime availability, (2) performance and/or teaching artist background, and (3) folks who are excited about engaging audiences (particularly young people) in participatory programming. 

    Additional consideration will be given to artists who are fluent in Spanish.


    Imagination Theater’s (IT) professional ensemble is a core team of actors and teaching artists who tour dynamic programming to schools & other communities. IT’s distinct style is based on techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed (also known as Forum Theater).  

    The ensemble portrays a series of scenes. When each scene reaches a point of conflict, the show’s facilitator freezes the action and leads the audience in a discussion about what they saw and what they could do differently in the same situation. We then invite an audience member on stage to replay the scene and navigate our actors toward a more positive conclusion. Under the auspices of a social issues role-play, participants become “spect-actors” performing and expressing themselves creatively. By exploring within the safe space of the theater, communities become empowered through the arts.

    For more information about Imagination Theater Programming, please visit


    Ensemble members are hired as part-time W2 employees with Imagination Theater. Ensemble members are paid $35.00 per performance and $16.00 an hour for all rehearsals, meetings, travel time (for in-person performances) or any work that is performed outside of shows.  Time commitment is part-time hours, generally during the day, Mondays through Fridays. Rehearsals will start in August during the weekdays.


    Auditions will be held in person at About Face Theater Offices (5252 N. Broadway) on June 13th from 2:30p-4:30p. Please be prepared to stay for the full two hours.  Those who audition will be asked to prepare a theater exercise or game that they will teach to the rest of the group and will also be given sides from current Imagination Theater shows.  If you are interested in auditioning, but are not available on June 13th during those times, please still reach out to Demi at the email below to see what arrangements can be made. 

    For consideration: Please email the following (3) items to

    1. Your headshot – Please label your document as First & Last Name Headshot
    2. Your resume – please include performance credits as well as any credits relating to teaching. Please label this document as First & Last Name Resume
    3. A short paragraph explaining your interest in the work of Imagination Theater.

    Please note that submission does not guarantee an audition. If selected to audition, more information about what to prepare will be sent. No phone calls please.