Milwaukee, Non-Equity, Diversity Auditions

The 2021 Milwaukee Diversity Auditions will take virtual submissions April 19 – June 13, 2021.

Who Should Audition?

Auditions are open to individuals who identify as at least one of the following: 

-Asian, Southeast Asian, or Asian American
-Black, African, Caribbean, or African American
-Indigenous, First Nation, or Native American
-SWANASA South West Asian (this includes, but is not limited to: Arabs, Aramaens (Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs), Armenians, Circassians, Copts, Imazighen, Jews, Kurds, Persians, Roma, and Turks), North African, South Asians, and South Asian Americans
-Pacific Islanders or Native Hawai’ian
-Biracial, Multiracial
-Gender Non-Binary, Genderqueer
-Agender, Neutrois
-Bigender, Androgene
-Aporagender, Third Gender
-Polygender, Multigender
-Genderfluid, Genderflux
-Other Underrepresented Forms of Gender Identity
-Physical Disabled, Actors with a Physical Disability
-Blind, Visually Disabled, Actors with a Visual Disability
-Deaf/deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Disabled, Actors with a Hearing Disability
-Cognitively Disabled, Actors with a Cognitive Disability
-Autistic, Actors with Autism, Actors on the Autism Spectrum
-Intellectually Disabled, Actors with an Intellectual Disability

If you have any question as to whether or not you are part of a group invited to audition, please email us at

All auditioners must be 18+ and a resident of Wisconsin. 

At this time, we are also accepting:

-Director and Designer resumes and portfolios from individuals who identify as female and/or any of the aforementioned underrepresented groups. Please email your resume and portfolio to

How to Audition?

To register to audition for the Diversity Generals, please fill out this form. Upon the submission of your completed form, you will receive confirmation and instructions on how to upload your videos, headshot, and resume. 

Please note, you can submit your form any time, but upload instructions may not be emailed to you until April 19th.

What Should I Submit?

Each actor will have five minutes to perform cuts of a combination of up to two monologues and/or songs. This could be two songs and a monologue, two monologues and a song, or two longer song or monologue cuts. Your audition video should also include a slate of your name and, optionally, your pronouns and the titles of the pieces you’re performing.

If you choose to submit songs, you may either supply your own accompaniment, or email and an accompaniment track will be provided for you at no cost to you. The accompaniment tracks are available May 1 – 31 only. 

Our goal is to eliminate as many barriers to entry as possible. Email if you lack access to any of the following:

  • Recording space to record your audition video
  • Accompaniment 
  • Professional Headshots

If you have any other barrier that would prevent you from otherwise participating in this audition, please email and we will try to assist you in overcoming this barrier. 

Participating Theaters: 

This is a working list and may grow.

-All In Productions
-American Players Theatre
-Black Arts MKE
-Bronzeville Arts Ensemble
-Cabaret MKE
-Children’s Theatre of Madison
-Cooperative Performance
-First Stage Children’s Theater
-Forward Theater Company
-Goodman Theatre
-Kohl’s Wild Theater
-Mad Rogues
-Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
-Milwaukee Entertainment Group
-Milwaukee Opera Theatre
-Milwaukee Repertory Theater
-Music Theatre of Madison
-Next Act Theatre
-Optimist Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park
-Pink Umbrella Theater Company
-Porchlight Music Theatre
-Schmitz n Giggles
-Skylight Music Theatre
-Steep Theatre Company
-Summit Players Theatre
-The Box Theatre Co.
-The Constructivists
-Theatre Gigante
-Voices Found Repertory
-Windfall Theatre