Performer Auditions in Chicago for Live, Monthly, Variety Show “Out Of The Loop”


Out of the Loop- A New Variety Show.

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Variety acts


Please read everything carefully!

What is it? Out of the Loop- A live monthly show produced by Jacaranda Collective at Epiphany Center for the Arts on the second Wednesday of every month, hosted by Bailey Savage and Halie Robinson.

Official Show description: OUT OF THE LOOP– A live monthly interdisciplinary variety show that fosters artist-to-artist connections and offers the audience a chance to discover new favorites in the Chicago-scene. The only platform for experiential acts that vary so widely, you won’t know where we’re headed next. Out of the Loop: Your Unexpected Detour.

When is it? Wednesday, September 8th starting at 7:30pm with possible 2nd showing at 9:30pm pending ticket sales.
Submissions due by August 22nd at 11:59 pm
You will know by August 25th if you have been selected
You will be required to attend one rehearsal prior to performance

What are we looking for? We are working to curate a series of acts that are exceptional, spectacular, and unique. Individual, duo, and group performances are all welcome.
Each month we will have a theme to stimulate performers’ imaginations. The theme for our first show in September will be “THE GREAT RELEASE.”
Energized by coming out of quarantine, “The Great Release” will be a celebration, meant to capture the feeling of taking our foot off the break and putting the pedal to the metal. Does the word ‘catharsis’ spark anything in you?– a performance piece, an expression of art? Does a song come to mind that you have an awesome cover of? A series of jokes? A sketch? A scene? A circus or magic act? A segment of a cooking show? A combination of those things? Get creative and let us see it. Bring your top game and best ideas. Actors, singers, dancers, clowns, magicians, musicians, acrobats, comedians, people who don’t even consider themselves performers–exceptional humans of all kinds are invited to submit.
We are looking for bold performers who are creative and proud of their work, who want to be part of something bigger in the community. Out of the Loop is not simply a variety show or a cabaret. If you are cast, you will become a part of this month’s ensemble. You will not just perform your piece and then go home, you will be involved in various aspects of the production and conspire with us to create something great.
The goal of Out of the Loop is to make people feel like they have come together to experience something different, to feel alive and inspired– audience and artists included. We encourage interactive acts that creatively involve the audience.

Audition Time/Date: Accepting Online Submissions for September 8th Show until AUGUST 22nd 11:59 pm. PLEASE NOTE: We will let you know by August 25th if you have been selected for the September 8th show, but your submission may be considered for future month’s shows, so do not be afraid to present anything you’ve got, even if you’re unsure it “fits” with our September theme.

To Submit: Shoot us an email at
Please include the following information:
Contact Info:
If you play an instrument, what is it?
Do you sing?

Please attach the following:
-Resume if you have one
-Headshot if you have one
-A recording of your act, either as a file or as a link to Youtube/Vimeo, no longer than 5 minutes in length. No need to worry about a professional set up when filming. Just make sure we can see and hear you clearly!
-We recommend using the app “HandBrake” (free to download) to make file sizes smaller.
– A video around 30 seconds (file or link) answering one of the following questions. Be yourself! We want to get to know you.
What is your biggest fear?
What is your greatest joy?
What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
Who is your icon/role model?
What was the moment you laughed the hardest in your whole life?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What is your astrological sign? Defend it.

Jacaranda Collective Members: Sam Bianchini, Kade Cox, Halie Robinson*, Bailey Savage*
*Hosts of Out of the Loop

Pay Rate: 50% of Jacaranda Collective’s ticket sales split evenly per performer. Guaranteed at least $50 per performer.

Show Location:
Epiphany Center of the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, Illinois

Time Commitment:
Rehearsal: TBD at time of casting (within a few days before the performance). 2-3 hours.
Show: SEPTEMBER 8th with one show at 7:30 and a possible second show at 9:30 pending ticket sales; 6pm-11pm.

For any questions or general inquiries, please contact

More information about Epiphany:

More information about Jacaranda Collective:

Watch this video to meet Jacaranda Collective and learn a bit about Out of the Loop:

Jacaranda Collective adheres to CDC/Illinois/County COVID-19 safety protocols, as well as additional protocols
designed to prioritize the health and safety of all artists, staff, and patrons. This includes, but is not limited to: screening for artists and staff, sanitizing of the rehearsal space and common areas of the performance and audience space before each rehearsal/performance. Artists will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

***Jacaranda Collective is committed to and enthusiastic about inclusive casting, and highly encourages artists of color, LGBTQIA artists, and artists with disabilities to apply.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Chicago, IL
Please submit to:
Please see Casting Info

This casting notice was posted by: Halie Robinson, Jacaranda Collective

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