AEA & Non Union General Auditions for Illusion Theater's 2023 Season

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We’re looking for both AEA and non-union actors & stage managers who live in the Twin Cities, and we welcome all ages, genders, backgrounds, and abilities. All positions are paid. For AEA actors & stage managers: Illusion Theater performs under an SPT4 contract.


Illusion presents its Main Stage Season and Fresh Ink Series in their home at The Center for Performing Arts and its Educational Shows tour in the spring, performing for schools, universities, art series, corporations, faith organizations, and communities. In its ongoing mission to develop new work that reflects and illuminates our times, Illusion creates specific work that addresses issues important to children and families.

Auditions will be by video submission only. Please prepare two contrasting monologues, each no longer than 2 minutes, and a headshot and resume. If you are a singer, please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice-everyone is not required to include a singing audition. You will be notified if we would like to see you for further consideration for a role or production. Callbacks will be in person. Stage Managers should submit a resume and references along with a cover letter.  No phone calls please. Questions can be directed to Tree O’Halloran, Associate Producer at [email protected]. Submissions will be accepted through this link until Dec. 30, 2022: Illusion General Audition Form


In This Moment 2023

In 2020 as a response to the trauma of George Floyd’s murder and the disruption and uncertainty the COVID epidemic created, Illusion commissioned African American Artists associated with Illusion to create work that responded to the moment we were all living. Now, Illusion is again commissioning artists to speak to this moment in 2023.  

Rehearsals – March 20 – April 6, 2023

Performances - April 6 to April 22, 2023


Fresh Ink 2023

Illusion’s Annual Fresh Ink Series where artists showcase new works with an audience who has an opportunity to respond to these fresh offerings. Selected plays TBA.

Rehearsals – May 30 – June 23, 2023

Performances - June 2023, various dates


Mainstage Production TBA

Rehearsals – September – October 2023

Performances – October 2023





Keepin’ It Real

All the frankness, fun and failure that happens in high school comes out in this interactive performance piece built from stories of older teens who tell their truths to younger teens— so the new teens entering high school can avoid some of the pitfalls the older students experienced. Over the course of the performance the teen audience gets to interact and discuss how they would act if they were in the situation, deepening the impact and long-term benefits of the work. 

Rehearsals & Performances – various dates in February – April, 2023


Contact information

Illusion Theater
Tree O'Halloran
Web site

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Wednesday, December 14
Posted November 15