Ensemble Member / Imagination Theater

Skills & Qualifications: 

Who Is Imagination Theater?


We are a year-round touring ensemble delivering interactive plays to schools and community centers that explore social issues like teasing, respect, bullying, sexual abuse prevention. healthy decision making, and more!  Every show consists of games, scripted scenes, and audience role plays.  You can see a video breaking down our format on our website (linked below).


What is the Commitment?

We ask for three days of daytime availability (until 5:00 PM) per week.  Performance assignments are distributed two weeks in advance.  A typical day is between 4 and 6 hours long.  Early mornings are common.

There will be rehearsals over the summer from 10 am - 2 pm on Mondays and Thursdays starting July 10 - August 10 (it is possible we will not rehearse all of those days).  If you have conflicts with rehearsals, please let us know at the audition as we may be able to work around your schedule.


Is There Pay?

Yes.  Actors are paid hourly starting the moment the cast arrives in our office through the moment the carpool returns to the office after the show.  The initial summer rehearsals are unpaid, but all rehearsals and shows after that are paid.

To Apply: 

How Can I Audition?

We will be holding auditions on June 8th at our office at 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 503-C

Chicago, IL  60613.  Right now we are offering two time slots for auditions: 10:00 - noon and 1:00-3:00.

For the audition there will be cold readings from our shows.  After each scene, we'll ask you to improvise a positive conclusion to that scenario with an IT staff member playing a student volunteer.  Small groups will also have an opportunity to improvise scenes together based on audience suggestions ( ie: "My brother won't let me play in the treehouse, because he says there are no girls allowed.")

Instead of a traditional call backs we will schedule interviews the following week.

To schedule an audition, email auditions.imaginationthtr@gmail.com with a headshot/resume and your preferred audition slot (June 8th or June 9th from 10-noon or 1 - 3).  The auditions may not take the full time.  Please include your full name, and a phone number where you can be reached on the day of the audition.

Our auditions fill up every year, so please contact us as early as possible if you are interested.  Other audition dates may be added.


If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us.  We hope to see you this June!

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Imagination Theater