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We are currently scheduling auditions for the following:

  • Actor/Teachers (2018-2019)

    Great Lakes Theater announces auditions for non-Equity actor/teachers for its School Residency Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
    Actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. These are full-time, seasonal, paid positions, offered from August/September 2018 through May 2019. All auditions are by appointment only.

    Applicants should prepare one Shakespearean monologue and one contrasting contemporary monologue for the audition.  Both monologues should total no more than three minutes combined.
    Auditions will take place on Monday May 7, 2018. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and are by invitation only. The deadline to register for an audition appointment is Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Great Lakes Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

    All applicants must be non-Equity actors. Additional requirements include an undergraduate degree in any discipline, as well as previous stage experience or actor training. Teaching experience or prior work with elementary, junior high or high school age students is a plus, but not required. Applicants must have a driver license and a reliable automobile. A background check will also be required.

    Rehearsal Begins
    Monday, August 27 2018

    Performance Dates:
    August 27, 2018 – May 24, 2019

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  • Local AEA Auditions for 2018-2019 Season

    Great Lakes Theater Announces Local Equity Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Lunch Break from 2-3 PM

    If you have submitted an online audition request and have not received a confirmation email please contact Amy Essick directly at

    Auditions will be held at the Hanna Theater (2067 E. 14th St.).  

    Please prepare: 1.  One brief Shakespeare monlogue and one brief contemporary monologue, or  2.  Two brief Shakespeare monologues, or  3.  One brief monologue and one short song selection.

    Please bring sheet music in the correct key, accompanist provided but will not transpose.  Please bring a stapled headshot and resume.

    If you are uploading a resume and headshot file with your online application, please limit the file size of each document to 4M. 

     All actors are welcome to submit headshots and resumes at any time of the year. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of submissions received, we cannot respond personally to your submissions. We also accept video auditions. If sending a video, please include a Shakespeare monologue, a contemporary piece and a song (if you sing.) CLICK HERE to email resumes, cover letters and/or upload auditions to YouTube and provide a link. Submissions may be made at any time of the year. Helpful information about the company may be found by clicking here.

    2018 - 2019 GLT Season
    Mamma Mia:  First Rehearsal: 9/14/18,  Closing:  11/11/18
    Pride and Prejudice:  First Rehearsal:  9/14/18,  Closing 11/4/18
    A Christmas Carol:  First Rehearsal: 11/13/18,   Closing:  12/23/18
    Witness for the Prosecution:  First Rehearsal:  1/22/19, Closing:  3/10/19
    The Taming of the Shrew:  First Rehearsal:  2/26/19,  Closing:  4/14/19
    Million Dollar Quartet:  First Rehearsal:  4/9/19,  Closing:  5/19/19

    All roles will be understudied.  Great Lakes Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

    Members of Actors Equity Association should schedule an appointment time. Appointment times will be confirmed via email.

    Non-AEA Actors who wish to audition should email Production Associate, Amy Essick: to be placed on the waiting list. Please include in this email your timeframe availability (morning / afternoon). We will use this information when placing non-AEA on the schedule. Non-AEA actors will be notified no later than Monday, April 16th if an audition slot becomes available. Notifications will be made via email. No phone calls please.

    Available Roles:
    Mamma Mia - No Roles Available
    Pride and Prejudice - No Roles Available
    A Christmas Carol - All Roles Available with the exception of Scrooge
    Witness for the Prosecution - All Roles Available
    The Taming of the Shrew - All Roles Available
    Million Dollar Quartet - All Roles Available

    Rehearsal Begins
    Friday, September 14 2018

    Performance Dates:
    September 28, 2018 – May 19, 2019

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