Goodman Theatre


Robert Falls, Artistic Director

Roche Schulfer, Executive Director

Steve Scott, Producer

Peter Calibraro, Managing Director

John Collins, General Manager

Adam Belcuore, Associate Producer/Director of Casting

Tanya Palmer, Director of New Play Development

Erica Sartini-Combs, Associate Casting Director

Neena Arndt, Associate Dramaturg

John L. Green, Literary Management Associate

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Submission Policy:

General Auditions:
Equity Auditions are held each spring in Chicago and often in New York. Once Equity general audition dates are announced, you can either make an appointment in person at the Equity office or call the Chicago Equity audition hotline. Please take note that the Goodman does not schedule appointments. All appointments are scheduled though the Equity office.

For non-Equity actors, submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. If we are interested in seeing your work at a general audition, we will contact you directly. Non-Equity general auditions are typically held four times a year, and we usually receive more submissions than we have slots for. If it happens that you are not among the few selected, we encourage you to submit once again in four to six months.

Submit your hard-copy headshot and resume to the attention to Goodman Theatre Casting Department. Email submissions are also accepted. No phone calls, please.

Play Submissions:
The Goodman accepts scripts through literary agents. If you do not have an agent, please electronically submit the following as one document (Word or PDF preferred): a professional resume, a professional letter of recommendation, a brief synopsis, and a 10-page dialogue sample. Please allow six to eight weeks for submissions to be read and processed. The literary department will contact you if they wish to solicit the full manuscript.

Please send materials to:

Theater Types:

Equity, LORT, Classical, New Work, Contemporary Plays


Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Central to that mission is the Goodman Artistic Collective, a diverse group of outstanding theater artists whose distinctive visions have given the Goodman an artistic identity of uncommon richness and variety. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity, and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre: LORT B+
Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre: LORT D