Open Auditions

Founded in 2009, the mission of FTC is: to create a home base for Wisconsin theater professionals and audiences that expands the economic and cultural life of the greater Madison area.

Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Forward Theater Company will hold general auditions for adult actors (ages 16 and up) from 6:00pm 9:00pm on Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8th. Actors will be considered for roles in its New Play Development Reading Series (performances tentatively scheduled for March 1 and May 3, 2014) and for various roles in the 201415 season (TBD). The auditions will be held at the Rotunda Studio (in the Overture Center for the Arts.) Callbacks for FTC shows will be scheduled later this year.

To reserve a three-minute audition slot, please visit the Forward Theater website ( on or after Thursday, September 26th and follow the link to an electronic scheduling form. While we will do our best to accommodate all interested actors, audition times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be arranged through the website.

For auditioners:
Please come prepared with a memorized, contemporary (post-1950), 2-minute monologue from any published play.
Bring two copies of your headshot and theatrical resume.
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled audition time.

To prepare for these auditions, Forward Theater will offer free, one-on-one coaching sessions in the weeks prior to the auditions, for actors wishing to polish their audition presentations. Space is limited and sessions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For any questions regarding auditions, or to sign up for a coaching session, please email Kimberly Megna Yarnall at

AEA Actors: Forward Theater will hold its annual Equity general auditions in conjunction with American Players Theatre on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24 at the Madison Opera Center at 335 W Mifflin Street, in Madison. For more information on these auditions or to reserve a slot, please consult the AEA website ( or contact the Chicago Equity office.