We are a company that believes in the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Brandy’s” Cinderella version of casting, meaning that we are hyper vigilant when it comes to the ethnic makeup of our shows. Unless specifically stated from the playwright or if the content of the show itself leans directly toward a specific ethnic group then all parts are open race wise.
Headshots and resumes can be submitted on a revolving bases.
2021 General Auditions:
Auditions are here and we want to see you! We will be having two productions this year and we want you in them! All performances will be VIRTUAL & PRERECORDED and all rehearsals for Quarantine Devised Play will be VIRTUAL until two weeks BEFORE tech week, until further notice.
Character Breakdown For Both Shows: Ages 14 & Up, Open Ethnicity
Submission Deadline: February 28th
Material To Prepare:
Actors: 1 minute self tape, contemporary monologue, if you sing and/or rap submit 16 bars of a contemporary song or rap song. Email your headshot/resume and self tape to
Seeking Non-Equity Actors for both shows, EMC may apply. We believe in Color Conscious Casting and those with disabilities are encouraged to audition.
Directors (MUST BE A BIPOC DIRECTOR): Email your materials to . Submit a Resume, Samples of Previous Work (optional but encouraged), and Headshot (optional but encouraged). BIPOC Play Fest Director Submission in the subject line.
Playwrights (MUST BE A BIPOC PLAYWRIGHT): Submit resume, cover letter and one act play(s) (10mins-15mins long/10pgs-15pgs long). Email your materials to , with BIPOC Playwright Fest Submission in the subject line. Allowed to submit more than one play.
BIPOC Playwrights Festival: $50 Stipend for Playwrights, Directors and Actors/Artists.
Quarantine Devised Play: $100 Stipend for Main 4 Actors & $75-$100 Stipend for Minor Actors depending on role.
BIPOC Playwrights Festival (2 weekend event, May 21st-May30th)- A festival dedicated to BIPOC Playwrights and Artists. 10 One Act Plays, One Person Shows and/or Stand Up Comedy Routines will be accepted and 10 Directors will be selected.
Playwrights & Directors Deadline to Submit: February 28th
Plays & Directors Chosen: March 2, 2021
Directors Decide Which Plays They Would Like To Direct: March 5, 2021
Cast Chosen: March 10, 2021
Rehearsal Run: March 15, 2021 -April 30, 2021 (exact dates to be decided by directors, no more than 10 rehearsals)
One Acts Filmed: April 15, 2021-May 10th (Perceptions Theatre will film unless agreed upon otherwise)
Premier: May 21, 2021
Ends: May 30, 2021
Devised Quarantine Play (Premieres September thru October)- This devised play will follow the lives of four young people and how they have been dealing with this past year. Featuring POV of Actors will work with Director and a Playwright Supervisor to create the play. This play is also accompanied by rapping and singing elements. If hired for the Quarantine Devised Play that you MUST be local to Chicago, Illions because housing is not provided.
Character Breakdown: Ages 14 - 25 (Main Cast), Open Ethnicity.
4 perspectives total: youth use to freedom and partying, incarcerated youth (still in prison), activist youth who become incarcerated after protesting (someone who never went to prison) , and youth with a child. We greatly encourage previously incarcerated youth, activist youth, actors who can rap and/or sing to audition.
Rehearsal Run: April 1, 2021-June 30, 2021 (exact dates tba by director)
Film Dates: June 2021 (exact dates tba)
Premier: September 1, 2021
Ends: October 31, 2021