Wisconsin, Non-Equity, Diversity Auditions
The 2022 Wisconsin Diversity Auditions will be held live from 12PM to 7PM on February 21, 2022 in the Next Act Theatre space.
Our auditions are open to anyone who identifies as any of the underrepresented groups listed. We are aware that these identities come in many forms and not all are visible, obvious, or able to be otherwise discerned without disclosure. If your identity intersects with this invitation, we want you to be there regardless of the “visibility” of that identity. You are welcome here. Bullying, intimidation, or gatekeeping is not tolerated.
Who Should Audition?
In person auditions are open to individuals who identify as at least one of the following:
Asian, Southeast Asain, 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
Gender Non-Binary, Genderqueer
Aporagender, Third Gender
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
In addition to the in person auditions, we are also accepting virtual submissions. Any individual identifying as one of the above groups may do both the in person and virtual option.
If you do not identify with any of the above groups, but believe you are part of an underrepresented group not mentioned, you may submit a virtual audition, where participating theaters will have access to your submission.
If you have any question as to whether or not you are part of a group invited to audition in person, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All auditioners must be 18+ and a resident of Wisconsin. Auditioners must also show proof of COVID vaccination in order to audition in person.
COVID Protocols/Clarification Update (1/26) – All auditioners will required to be masked when not actively auditioning.
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 email@example.com.
How to Sign Up to Audition (Live)?
To sign up for a time slot, please complete this form by February 14, 2022. Upon the submission of your completed form, you will receive confirmation of your slot.
Audition slots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If the audition becomes filled, you may be placed on an alternative list in the event of cancellations.
In addition to auditioning in person, you may also submit a virtual audition. Most local theaters will attend in person, but some theaters out of state and CSAs will “attend” virtually. We encourage you to audition in person if at all possible, as that is typically a more impactful audition. Auditioning in both formats will give you the most exposure.
How to Audition Virtually?
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.
What Should I Submit?
Each actor will have five minutes to perform cuts of a combination of up to two monologues and/or a song (or songs). This could be two songs and a monologue, two monologues and a song, or two longer song or monologue cuts. If you are both auditioning in person and submitting a video, you may use the same or different pieces.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and an accompaniment track will be provided for you at no cost to you.
Our goal is to eliminate as many barriers to entry as possible. Email email@example.com if you lack access to any of the following:
- Recording space to record your audition video
- Accompaniment for your audition video (one will be provided in person)
- Professional headshots
- Transportation to the in person audition
If you have any other barrier that would prevent you from otherwise participating in this audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you in overcoming this barrier.
Next Act Theater
255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
This is a working list and may grow.
All In Productions
American Players Theatre
Black Arts MKE
Bombshell Theatre Company
Children’s Theatre of Madison
Emerald Condor Productions
Forte Theatre Company
Forward Theater Company
Kids from Wisconsin
Kohl’s Wild Theatre
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee Entertainment Group
Milwaukee Opera Theatre
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Music Theatre of Madison
Next Act Theatre
Northern Sky Theater
Peninsula Players Theatre (virtual only)
Pink Umbrella Theater Company
Schmitz ‘n Giggles
Skylight Music Theatre
Summit Players Theatre
Third Avenue Playhouse