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Casting Consultation & Production Casting

The Chicago Inclusion Project offers casting consultation services at a flat fee, depending on the breakdown.  Consulting services include providing a list of actors, their agent/contact information and providing an open line of communication with us throughout the casting process.  The Chicago Inclusion Project has, in the past, offered casting for productions on a case by case basis. The casting team is currently working at capacity but will post when able to offer services again. 

The Chicago Inclusion Project has cast productions with such notable companies as American Theater Company, Theater on the Lake, The Hypocrites as well as staged readings with Timeline Theatre Company, Chicago Cultural Alliance, Hyde Park Art Center and Victory Gardens Theater, where they will facilitate casting for their upcoming season.

Headshots and resumes are accepted electronically. For consideration for upcoming projects, please email your headshot and resume to

Victory Gardens Theater 2021-2022 Season Generals

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE 2021-2022 Season / Virtual EPA


On behalf of the staff of Victory Gardens Theatre and casting team of The Chicago Inclusion Project, thank you for your interest in VG's upcoming season.  This will serve as a virtual EPA, video submissions in place of holding live Equity Auditions for upcoming mainstage productions, the Ignition New Play program and other upcoming readings. 


Contract details:

AEA Performers - $510/week minimum + health/pension)

Non AEA Performers - minimum of $300 and provide EMC points

All roles for the mainstage productions will be understudied


While these tapes will serve as the required EPA for our season, our virtual auditions are open to ALL actors (AEA and non-AEA). Actors of all ethnicities, physical abilities, sizes, ages and gender identities for upcoming mainstage productions, the Ignition New Play program and other upcoming readings TBA

Mainstage Productions:

Queen of the Night by travis tate 
Directed by Ken-Matt Martin

Regional Premiere 
1st Rehearsal: Jan 4 
1st Preview: Jan 29 
Opening: Feb 4 
Closing: March 13


In Every Generation by Ali Viterbi 
Directed by Devon de Mayo

World Premiere 
1st Rehearsal: March 8 
1st Preview: April 2 
Opening: April 8 
Closing: May 1

cullud wattah by Erika Dickerson-Despenza 
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

Regional Premiere 
1st Rehearsal: May 17 
1st Preview: June 11 
Opening: June 17 
Closing: July 17

IGNITE Chicago Reading Series 
Titles/Playwrights/Directors TBA
November 8 2021-April 30 2022

What to submit:

The newly appointed Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin is excited to truly get to know the Chicago actor community. In a perfect world, we would set up in-person conversations, but since that is not possible at the moment we offer a new way of looking at the Equity Principal Auditions. Understanding that there will be callbacks and other opportunities to work with text, this is our chance to virtually meet you where you’re at in this specific moment.  Please tell us a personal story you’re excited to share.  We’re not asking for a perfectly crafted written piece or stand-up comedy.  Just a glimpse into your life. 


Some prompts you can use as a jumping off point (choose one): 

  • When did you know you found your chosen family? 

  • What was a moment where someone you really knew surprised you? 

  • What is a moment in your childhood that defines who you are now? 

But really, any story you want to share about yourself. Please do not feel bound to these prompts!

Story up to 2 minutes in length (link to unlisted youtube or vimeo video). For your slate, please include your name, city you're residing in currently, and anything else you'd like the artistic team to know about you.

Optional: existing footage (reels, b-roll, etc) no more than 3 years old, not to exceed 1 min total (truly optional).

Please email video audition and slate, as well as your updated headshot and resume to by November 1, 2021 at 12:00pm.

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