2018-2019 Season Generals

2018-19 Season Generals

Rough House Theater Company is accepting non-equity actor submissions for its 2018-2019 Season.

Rough House is on a mission to connect individuals and communities through art that celebrates the weird things that make us unique and the weirder things that bring us together. Rough House creates theater that captures the heart through the eye. Their shows use puppetry, music, and human performance to tell stories that are intimate, strange, and sincere.

To request an appointment, submit a headshot and resume to casting@roughhousetheater.com. Make sure that your resume includes an email address and a phone number. Submissions close May 2, 2018.


The productions for Rough House's 2018-2019 season are:

The Walls of Harrow House
An Immersive, Theatrical Puppet Haunted House at the Chopin Theater
Directed by Mike Oleon

AUG 6: First Rehearsal

OCT 6: Tech begins

OCT 11: Opening

NOV 10: Closing


The Stranger and The Shadow
Co-produced by Adventure Stage Chicago
Premiering at the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival
Written by Kay Kron
Directed by Mike Oleon and Claire Saxe

Performances Weekdays and Weekend Days

NOV 12: First Rehearsal

JAN 14: Tech begins

JAN 24: Opening

FEB 24: Closing (Possible extension to MAR 3)



- Saturday, May 12 from 11am-5pm at Adventure Stage Chicago (1012 N Noble Street)

- Tuesday, May 15 from 6pm-10pm at Rough House Studio (3052 W Carroll)


Harrow House: May 21 from 5pm-10pm, Adventure Stage Chicago (1012 N Noble Street)

The Stranger and the Shadow: June 4 5pm - 10pm, Adventure Stage Chicago (1012 N Noble Street)

Equity/Non Equity: Non Equity
Pay: Yes


Type/Restrictions: Rough House is seeking adult actors/devisers of all genders and ethnicities with strong movement skills to perform in works that combine puppetry, mask, and human performance. No prior puppetry experience is required. Actors submitting must have evening rehearsal availability. Actors submitting for The Stranger and the Shadow must have daytime availability for student matinee performances.


Material To Prepare: A monologue, poem, dance, clown act, movement piece, or puppet show. Work in a medium that is comfortable and familiar to you and shares with us something of yourself as an artist. Works should be no more than 2 minutes in length.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
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United States