Community Theater Auditions in Lakewood (Chicago IL Area)


Mercy Street Theatre Company is holding general auditions for its Beacon Workshop Series, all of which are World premieres.

For the Beacon workshop series, Mercy Street is looking for casts that represent the world we live in. We are looking to cast a multitude of actors that are diverse in race, gender, age, and sexual orientation.

The Beacon Series is an opportunity for Mercy Street playwrights and ensemble members to get their work read and developed with the help of a director and actors. By collaborating with directors and actors from outside of the ensemble, our goal is to continue to grow within the community and work with many different artists from different backgrounds. We look to foster a sense of community and a safe space to explore these new works.

Please prepare one contemporary monologue.

Auditions will be located at North Shore Baptist Church at 5244 N. Lakewood. The auditions will take place on Monday, December 12th and Monday, December 19th from 6pm to 9:30pm.

The shows are listed below with the month of rehearsals, starting on the first of the month. Performances will be the third Monday of every month. Pay will be a profit share from the night of the reading.

Please email [email protected] with your headshot, resume, and requested audition date to schedule an audition.


Beacon Workshop Series:

White Thorn of Color
Written by Sonja Mata
Directed by Will Quam
Reading will be Monday, January 23, 2017

Fast in Fire
Written by EJC Calvert
Directed by Mara Stern
Reading will be Monday, February 20, 2017

Written by Dakota Parobek
Directed by Ben Kaye
Reading will be Monday, March 20, 2017

Written by Rachel DuBose
Directed by Sophie Blumberg
Reading will be Monday, April 24, 2017

Written By Max Frisch
Adapted by Ian Michael James
Directed by Jake Fruend
Reading will be Monday, May 22, 2017


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