Stage Center Theatre Audition Dates and Times

We strongly recommend that you schedule your audition slot in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome. Audition sides will be provided at check-in, and prepared monologues are also welcome.


  1. Request an audition slot via and we will happily link you to our season plays for perusal.

  2. Prepare a 60 to 90-second contemporary (from 2000 on) monologue from a play.  

  3. If you don't have a monologue, never fear! We can provide you with sides (short cuts of scenes from the play or from multiple plays) for you to prepare in depth in advance.

  4. Just heard about us and don’t have materials yet? No problem and no worries. You can still come out even if you don't have either prepared and we can provide you with sides when you arrive at the audition. You will then get time in the waiting area to prep.

  5. Have questions about material or audition prep? Please reach out to Assistant Professor Adam Goldstein at and we will find a time to work or talk in advance so that you feel great! 

Nuevas Voces and "how to hero, or the subway play" by Georgette Kelly

  • Sept. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m.

  • Sept. 5 from 3-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.

  • Sept. 6 (Callbacks) from 6-8:30 p.m.

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

  • Oct. 29 from 3-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 30 (Callbacks) from 6-8:30 p.m.

Residence by Laura Jacqmin

  • Jan. 15 from 6:00-8:30pm

  • Jan. 16 from 3-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 17 (Callbacks) from 6-8:30 p.m.

Notice to Off-Loop non-union actors

The theatre program within the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre is a liberal arts program serving the whole University community. Since the beginning, the program has had an open casting policy, which means roles are open to students, faculty, staff and people from the Chicago area. Typically, we find that Off-Loop actors are motivated to audition for roles in the University productions to get the opportunity to play specific roles or to add more evidence of experience to their resumes.

Roles are non-paying, and directors are encouraged to cast students for the majority of roles.