Red Theater accepts summaries and excerpts of plays you’d like us to consider.

We are excited to hear from playwrights that experiment with styles and genres; ask questions; push extremes in movement and voice; present difficult ideas; explore impossible staging. We are excited to receive submissions from emerging playwrights all over the country. Here are some ground rules:Red Theater does not accept full script submissions

We do accept, appreciate and delight in receiving ten page excerpts accompanied by brief summaries of the play you’d like us to consider. Before submitting material, we strongly encourage you to read our mission statement, research our production history, and even see a Red Theater production to get to know our interests, energy, and aesthetic. To be considered, please send a synopsis of your play, a character breakdown, and a ten-page sample.

All material must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address:

If we like what we see, we’ll reach out to read more.

Please include all contact information with your submission.

Casting Contact

If you are an actor who would like to work with Red Theater's Free mission, we accept resumes and head shots year round.

Please contact us at for consideration.

Marisa Lerman

Marisa Lerman, Managing Director       Marisa serves as Red Theater’s Managing Director. She previously served as the Assistant Executive Director for Oil Lamp Theater. She has worked on and off the stage for the past 10 years for companies such as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, the Prince Music …

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Season Six Announcement and Residency

Red Theater is supported by our Comrade Patron Program. For every $10 monthly donation we receive, Red Theater is able to provide three #FreeTheater seats to nontraditional audiences over the course of our season. Don’t miss out on information about these productions. Sign up for our newsletter here. ANNOUNCING RESIDENCY …

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Access Auditions 2017

Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and/or Disabled The 2017 auditions are closed Please check back next year! Sign up here to be sure not to miss out on future auditions! Red Theater-Chicago is proud to host the second annual city-wide Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and/or …

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