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We are currently scheduling auditions for the following:

  • Actor/Teachers (2017-2018)

    Great Lakes Theater announces auditions for non-Equity actor/teachers for its School Residency Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
    Actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. These are full-time, seasonal, paid positions, offered from August/September 2017 through May 2018. 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 8, 2017. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and are by invitation only. The deadline to register for an audition appointment is Thursday, May 4, 2017 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 28 2017

    Performance Dates:
    August 28, 2017 – May 25, 2018

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  • Local AEA Auditions for 2017-2018 Season

    Great Lakes Theater Announces Local Equity Auditons for the 2017-2018 Season
    Monday, April 17
    , 10 am - 6 pm  
    Tuesday, April 18, 10 am - 6 pm
    Lunch Break from 2-3 p.m. both days

    If you have submitted an online audition request and have not received a confirmation email please contact Amy Essick directly at or 216-241-5490 x332

    Auditions will be held at Playhouse Square's Rehearsal Halls (1650 Chester Ave.).  

    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.

    2017 - 2018 GLT Season

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame:  First Rehearsal: 9/19/17,  Closing:  11/4/17
    A Midsummer Night's Dream:  First Rehearsal:  9/19/17,  Closing 11/5/17
    A Christmas Carol:  First Rehearsal: 11/7/17,   Closing:  12/23/17
    Misery:  First Rehearsal:  1/23/18, Closing:  3/11/18
    Macbeth:  First Rehearsal:  2/27/18,  Closing:  4/15/18
    Beehive:  The 60's Musical:  First Rehearsal:  4/13/18,  Closing:  5/20/18

    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. Non-AEA actors will be notified no later than Thursday, April 14th if an audition slot becomes available.

    Available Roles:
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame - No Roles Available
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - No Roles Available
    A Christmas Carol - All Roles Available with the exception of Scrooge
    Misery - All Roles Available
    Macbeth - All Roles Available
    Beehive: The 60's Musical - All Roles Available

    Rehearsal Begins
    Tuesday, September 19 2017

    Performance Dates:
    September 29, 2017 – May 20, 2018

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