WILLIAMS STREET REPERTORY 2020 SEASON - Williams Street Repertory Non Equity Auditions

Posted: February 7, 2020
Audition Location: Crystal Lake, IL

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Williams Street Repertory announces auditions for upcoming season

Crystal Lake, Ill.:

McHenry County’s only professional theater company to host 2020 winter general auditions!


Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County’s growing professional theater company, is excited to announce its 2020 winter general auditions! Adult auditions for WSRep’s upcoming productions of “An Act of God,” “Always…Patsy Cline” and “Matilda the Musical” at Raue Center For The Arts will be held on February 22, 23 & 24, 2020. Youth auditions for “Matilda the Musical” will be held on March 6 & 7, 2020.


"I'm really excited that Williams Street Repertory has attracted so many talented directors, designers, choreographers and musical directors for our upcoming auditions. Our talent continues to flourish on our stage, in almost every Chicagoland theater and on TV as well,” says Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda**.  “We are thrilled to have become a destination theater in Chicago. We hope to break box office records this summer and fall!"


Adult auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 22, 23 & 24, 2020 at WSRep’s rehearsal space, located at 140 W. Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake, Illinois. To request more information, please email casting@wsrep.org. EPA rules apply to this audition. Only AEA members will be permitted to sign up for an audition slot, but all AEA, EMC and non-Equity performers are welcome to audition. Per Equity rules, AEA then EMC will get priority. Walk-ins are encouraged and will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Please prepare 32 bars of your song of choice (an accompanist will be provided for you) and one comedic monologue (one-minute maximum in length). Additionally, please bring two copies of your headshot and resume as well as your book.


Youth auditions will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 6, 2020 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 7, 2020 at WSRep’s rehearsal space. Youth auditions are only for kids ages 15 years and under. Anyone 16 years and over should submit to adult auditions. In order to be seen at the youth auditions  an audition slot must be requested by emailing youthcasting@wsrep.org. Audition materials will be provided once an audition slot is scheduled. Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply from this email account.


"We've experienced tremendous growth in our Sage Studio program over the last few years, and it’s been a joy for all of us here to watch their talents grow – so we are thrilled for our students to experience  a professional audition opportunity right here at Raue Center, and hopefully book one of their first big jobs,” says Education Manager, Amanda Flahive.* “We look forward to seeing many new faces as well, and finding an amazing cast for ‘Matilda’ –  this show is a favorite of our staff and students, and we can't wait to bring a full professional production of it to life for the families of McHenry County!"

WSRep is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the American theater and welcomes all types, ages, ethnicities, genders and actors with disabilities to audition. For more information, visit wsrep.org.


WSRep is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre. TCG has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre for over 50 years.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage 

  Managers in the United States.




** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a 

      national theatrical labor union.



Founding Artistic Director: Richard Kuranda**

General/Company Manager: Caitlin I. Quinn

Director of Production: Jarrod Bainter

Marketing Director: Miriam Naponelli

Marketing Manager: Michele V. Knight


Raue Center offers special seating arrangements and hearing devices for patrons with disabilities. Please call the box office at 815.356.9212 to make arrangements prior to the performance.

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