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  • Imagination Theater Ensemble Audition Notice

    Who Is Imagination Theater?

    Imagination Theater is 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.  Please view a video of our interactive format here.


    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 – 6 hours long. Early mornings are common.

    Summer rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, July 10, 2017 – August 10, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (it is possible we will not rehearse all of those days).  If you have conflicts with rehearsals, please let us know at the audition as we may be able to work around your schedule.


    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 to Audition

    Auditions will be held on June 8, 2017 at our office at 4001 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 503-C, Chicago, IL  60613.  The following time slots are available: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

    The audition will consist of cold readings from our company scripts. After each scene, we’ll ask you to improvise a positive conclusion to that scenario with an Imagination Theater staff member playing a student volunteer. Small groups will also have an opportunity to improvise scenes together based on audience suggestions ( ie: “My brother won’t let me play in the treehouse, because he says there are no girls allowed.”)

    In lieu of traditional call backs, interviews will be scheduled the week following auditions.

    To schedule an audition, please email with a headshot and resume and your preferred audition slot (June 8th or June 9th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.).  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 based on the volume of submissions.


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