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Kaneland High School is looking for an Assistant Theatre Director for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information call 630-365-5100 (Main Office) or email

Saint Viator High School, in Arlington Heights, is seeking a Theater Director and part-time Theater teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in theater and be able to support the mission of the school through the performing arts. This is a ten-month position with responsibilities during and after the school day and on various weekends. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references through an online application.

Qualifications for a Theater Director/Teacher:
Experience leading a middle school or high school theater program
Valid educational license
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as needed.
For more information go to and hit the "ABOUT" tab and then the "EMPLOYMENT" tab. (3/16/20)

Parkland College is searching for an Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Theatre Director in managing the shop and coordinating and implementing the design and technical operation of all productions, rentals, and special events held within the theatre facilities according to safety codes, budget constraints, and department policy.The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a full-time 12-month professional support staff appointment on a schedule coordinated with the Theatre Director and the Department Chair of Fine and Applied Art in accordance with operational needs of the theatre. Internal and external events will require an altered work schedule with some nights and weekends expected. Limited supervision is provided; the ATD must demonstrate effective leadership skills and the ability to work independently and accurately prioritize tasks and supervise staff and students in the scenery shop. To Apply:

Grand Stage Company has a full time Field Service & Repair Engineer position available at our N. Knox location. Candidate must be energetic, creative, organized, self-starting, and have excellent people skills. Job functions include responsibility for performing installation and repair work on theatrical lighting and control systems. This includes in-house and on-site work in collaboration with our project management and repair departments. Annual salary starts at $40k, based on experience. Benefits include optional insurance plans, retirement plan, paid holidays, personal and sick days and paid vacation after appropriate qualification period(s). Grand Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit for more information and to download an Employment Application.
Send resume and cover letter to Grand Stage Company, Attn: Matt Winstead, 3418 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60641, E-mail No phone calls please. (2/18/20)

Geneva Chamber of Commerce needs "street" performers for 2 hour gig on June 23 from 6 pm to 8 pm in downtown Geneva, Illinois. The Chamber is looking for mimes, jugglers, ventriloquists, or musical entertainers who are interested in entertaining passersby during a festival. Call 630-232-6060 or email for more information. (2/11/20)

Lindblom Math and Science Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Theatre & Dance Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Strong candidates will have a 9-12 or 6-12 teaching license and a positive disposition towards working with both gifted students and students with special needs, and interest in directing, choreographing, and/or coaching dance or theatre extracurriculars. Accepted Endorsements: Dance 6-12 or 9-12, Drama/Theatre Arts 6-12 or 9-12, or a similar endorsement in the arts.
Skillsets of Interest: Strong collaboration and curriculum-building skills; Proficiency-Based Learning; ESL; Inclusion and Differentiated Instruction; Performing/Directing; Technical Theatre; Choreography, Interdisciplinary and Project-Based Learning. Candidates: should email a letter of intent and resume to Principal Wayne Bevis ( and Fine Arts Department Chair Nicole Hand (nshand@cps). (2/3/20)


Located in the heart of Chicago, North Park University’s theatre department and production company are developed around a storefront model of creating productions for intimate or unique settings and focus on a holistic training approach. For admission and scholarship to the University, complete an application at, for admission and scholarship to the Theatre Department, complete an application at (12/19/19)

Aurora University announces Scholarship Auditions for their BA in Theatre and BA in Musical Theatre. Auditions are Saturday April 18, 2020. To schedule an audition and find additional information, please follow this link: (11/4/19)

Western Illinois University is proud to announce auditions for the BFA - Musical Theatre program. The BFA - Musical Theatre program is an award winning Signature Program at WIU.
On Campus Audition Date for 2019-2020:

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Please note: We can guarantee you more financial assistance the earlier you audition., (10/15/19)

Indiana University South Bend announces entrance auditions for students who plan to begin college in the 2020-2021 academic year. IUSB offers BFA programs in Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Design & Technical Productions. Information about in-person auditions and digital submissions can be found here: TheatreAndDance.IUSB.EDU
Contact Associate Professor of Theatre, Justin Amellio ( with questions or to register for an in-person audition. (10/12/19)


Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence. YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.) Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.


TOP Flight 2020 announces the only performer-flying workshop taught by professional educators, TOP Flight is for Technicians, Operators, and Performers. Don't miss your chance to experience five days of hands-on rigging instruction and aerial creativity! Available for ETCP renewal credits from ETCP Certified Instructors. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 12- Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Past topics include: Mechanical Advantage, Counterweight Applications, Risk Analysis/Risk Reduction, Design Factors, Review of Standards, Fixed-Point Systems, Track Systems, Harnesses, Choreography, Storytelling In The Third Dimension, and much more. 

$1,000 -- Early Bird Registration; $50 off registration for ITA members.

For information contact: 
888-359-4255 (11/10/19)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive! 2019-2020 New Showtimes & Pricing! Subscription: $50. Evening shows: 7:30 pm

April 17-19 & April 23-26, 2020

Subscriptions available after May 13. 
ALL show single tickets go on sale June 24, 2019. (4/1/19)

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Each week the ITA sends out "Friday Announcements" to its Listserve (currently comprised of more than 4,500 theatre artists and educators from throughout the state). If you'd like to submit an item for inclusion in the weekly announcements, please click here[Suggestions for inclusion include: audition announcements, job postings, interesting theatre stories/experiences, lesson plans, community/life events, etc., theatre opportunities, etc.). To submit an announcement click here.

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ITA's on-line performance calendar!!! Click here

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!

$1,000 -- Early Bird Registration
$1,000 -- Early Bird Registration

Parkland College
Parkland College