Forward Theater Company Auditions

AEA ACTORS: Equity Actors: Forward Theater in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions later this year. Please stay tuned for that audition announcement.

NON-EQUITY ACTORS: Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold general auditions for Non-Equity, adult actors (ages 16 and up) from 5:00 – 9:00pm on Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th. Actors will be considered for roles in upcoming seasons as well as the 2020 Wisconsin Wrights staged readings. Callbacks will be scheduled at a later date. The auditions will be held at The Stream Theatre Arts Center on the Edgewood College campus in Madison, WI.

To reserve an audition slot, please use the button below for the online scheduler. Audition times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be arranged through the online calendar. Unfortunately, we are unable to schedule alternate audition times. If you are unable to audition on either of these days, please send your current headshot and resume to Karen Moeller at Resumes must be in pdf format; headshots must be in pdf or jpeg format.

For auditionees:
• Please come prepared with a memorized, contemporary (post-1950), 2-minute monologue or two contrasting 1-minute monologues from any published play.
• Bring one copy of your headshot and theatrical resume.
• Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled audition time.

For 10 solid tips on choosing a monologue, be sure to check out this great article.

The tips about age appropriateness and avoiding accents are especially good suggestions. And be sure to time your piece at home. In order to stay on schedule and ensure that everyone will be seen, time will be called two minutes after your first monologue begins.

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For any questions regarding auditions, please email Karen Moeller at

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