2023 Wisconsin Diversity Generals

Wisconsin, Non-Equity, Diversity Auditions

The 2023 Wisconsin Diversity Auditions will be held live February 20, 2023 at the Broadway Theatre Center from 12 – 7pm.

There are two ways to audition:

  • Live audition, available to individuals who identify as members of at least one invited group
  • Virtual audition, available to anyone who identifies as an underrepresented group, including groups not invited to the live audition

People participating in the live auditions are invited and encouraged to also audition virtually.

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

Latin/o/a/e/x

SWANASA South West Asian (this includes, but is not limited to: Arabs, Aramaens (Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs), Armenians, Circassians, Copts, Imazighen, Jews, Kurds, Persians, and Turks), North African, South Asians, Roma, and South Asian Americans

Pacific Islanders or Native Hawai’ian

Biracial, Multiracial

Transgender

Gender Non-Binary, Genderqueer

Agender, Neutrois

Bigender, Androgene

Aporagender, Third Gender

Polygender, Multigender

Genderfluid, Genderflux

Intersex

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

Neurodiverse

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 auditions@allin-mke.com

All auditioners must be 18+ and a resident of Wisconsin. Auditioners must also show proof of covid vaccination in order to audition in person. 

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 auditions@allin-mke.com.

How to Sign Up to Audition (Live)?

To sign up for a time slot, please complete this form by February 7, 2023. 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 virtually, 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. Actors are encouraged to present their strongest performing materials in that time. We suggest cuts of a combination of two monologues and/or songs, as this is what most theatres attending will be looking for. This could be two songs and a monologue, two monologues and a song, or two longer song or monologue cuts not to exceed five minutes total. 

You can also present non-traditional forms of audition, such as storytelling or movement. If you plan to present something that isn’t a monologue or a song, please email us at auditions@allin-mke.com so we can prepare accordingly. 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 auditions@allin-mke.com and an accompaniment track will be provided for you at no cost to you. 

Resources

Our goal is to eliminate as many barriers to entry as possible. Email auditions@allin-mke.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 auditions@allin-mke.com and we will try to assist you in overcoming this barrier. 

Monologue Workshops

We have three monologue workshops scheduled leading up to the Diversity General Auditions. You do not need to be signed up to audition in order to participate. Each workshop will have a professional panel to hear your monologue and provide constructive feedback. 

Monologue Workshops will take place: 

February 5, 9am – 1pm

February 13, 5pm – 9pm

February 18, 12pm – 4pm

Sign up for the workshops using this form. 

You only need to commit to one day to sign up – these are individual workshops, not a series. 

Audition Location: 

Broadway Theatre Center

158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Participating Theaters: 

All In Productions

CabaretMKE

Children’s Theater of Madison

Door Shakespeare

First Stage

Forward Theater Company

Kids from Wisconsin, LTD

Kohl’s Wild Theater

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Next Act Theatre

Optimist Theatre

Outskirts Theatre

Pink Umbrella Theater

Skylight Music Theatre

Summit Players Theatre

Sunstone Studios

The Constructivists

Whirligig Productions

Last year over 30 theaters from Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago attended. Stay tuned and we will update this page to include a list of participating theaters closer to the event.

Participating Directors/Producers

Michael Duncan

Contributing Theatre

Theater RED

Location: 

Broadway Theatre Center’s Bar & Bistro Space
158 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202