Forward Theater Company Auditions

Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold general auditions for Non-Equity, adult actors (ages 16 and up) from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, June 24th.

Actors will be considered for roles in the 2017 Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival Staged Readings (performances are September 21-23), and for various roles in upcoming seasons (Please note: our three main stage productions for 2017-18 have already been cast).

The auditions will be held at The Stream Theatre Arts Center on the Edgewood College campus in Madison, WI. Callbacks for the Wisconsin Wrights Staged Readings and for FTC shows will be scheduled at a later date.

To reserve a three-minute audition slot, please complete our electronic scheduling form below. Audition times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be arranged through the website. Unfortunately, we are unable to schedule alternate audition times. If you are unable to audition on June 24th, please send your current headshot and resume to Karen Moeller at

For auditionees:
• Please come prepared with a memorized, contemporary (post-1950), 2-minute monologue 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: Monologue Selection Tips
The tips about age appropriateness and avoiding accents are especially good suggestions. And be sure to time your piece at home. Time will be called at the two-minute mark.

For any questions regarding auditions, please email Karen Moeller at

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

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