Access Auditions 2017

Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and/or Disabled

The 2017 auditions are closed

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Cheryl Farney. Director of Accessibility. Photo: Tipping Point Photography.

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Red Theater-Chicago is proud to host the second annual city-wide

Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and/or Disabled

Multiple storefront theaters discover local, non-equity performers- allowing them to make more inclusive choices
in season selection and casting despite their comparably limited resources to equity houses.


RTC Access

Material to Prepare: 1 Minute (60 seconds) of creative material (monologue, song, poem, danceā€¦) and a story about yourself that is uniquely YOU!

Note: If you would like ASL voicing or to perform with music, please email the monologue or audio file prior to your audition to

What: Artistic and casting directors from numerous Chicago theaters attend a slate of auditions by Equity and non-Equity performers who are d/Deaf and/or Disabled

Please include in your submission (if possible):

  • Headshot/recent picture
  • Resume
  • Preferred audition time


Audition Time: By appointment, Saturday, May 27th 10:30AM-4:00PM

Location UPDATE: 1224 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Please enter from the parking lot behind 1224 W Belmont

Parking: Drop-offs and parking is available in the marked lot behind 1224 W Belmont Ave

Map to parking lot behind 1224 W Belmont Ave

Map to parking lot behind 1224 W Belmont Ave


Casting Director: Tara Branham
Casting Coordinator: Rachel Paige
Deaf Consultant: Michael Stark


Photo by Joe Mazza, Brave Lux

Photo by Joe Mazza, Brave Lux

We are in search of actors and performers who showcase unique talent, but might not otherwise feel that general auditions are accessible to them. We will have interpreters for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing participants, as well as large print information packets available.

The audition location is wheelchair accessible and we have our Directors of Accessibility on hand to assist in making this a truly accessible audition opportunity. In addition to the Red Theater Creative Staff, Directors and Casting Directors from multiple Chicago theatres will be represented at the audition.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email us with a headshot/recent picture and resume (if available) along with your preferred audition time to

We will respond back with a specified audition slot and further instructions including a questionnaire on how we can ensure this audition is accessible for all performers. We are dedicated to producing art that is visceral, entertaining, and diverse and are looking forward to seeing you as we expand our next season and the seasons to come. We hope to see you there!


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Brendan Connelly- Sample Audition- Story

Brendan Connelly- Sample Audition- Monologue

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