We are not currently accepting unsolicited material. We will accept submissions through agents or referrals. If we are interested in your play, we will contact you, so please do include all of your contact information with your script. No phone calls please.


A Red Orchid Theatre holds Season General auditions in late summer. We place all public audition notices for Season Generals on the League of Chicago Theatres’ website. We hold invited-only callbacks for each production 3-4 months in advance of the show’s opening date.

Hardcopies of head shots and resumes are accepted year-round and kept on file. Cover letters are appreciated.

Please send your materials to the following address:

Attn: Casting

A Red Orchid Theatre

1531 N. Wells Street
 Chicago, IL 60610-7752


Directors and Designers

We accept directors’ proposals (accompanied by a resume) as well as resumes from scenic designers, stage managers, lighting designers, sound designers and all other artistic and technical personnel year round.

Please send your inquiries to the following address:
Attn: Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director

A Red Orchid Theatre 

1531 N. Wells Street
 Chicago, IL 60610-7752


MacArthur Award 2016

Posted on March 21, 2016

  As many of you have heard, A Red Orchid Theatre has been named one of the 14 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.  We …

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Professional Development Series

A Red Orchid Theatre Professional Development: **This class is now full. Please check back for upcoming offerings and if you would like to be added to our contact list to …

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