Here is a no-pressure chance to get some feedback on your audition from three points of view: Artists’ Ensemble Artistic Director Richard Raether, Starlight Theatre Artistic Director Chris Brady, and Music Director and performer, Jodi Beach.

This is a free, low-key event that will cover everything from resumes to callbacks. Participants may try out monologues or songs. Or just observe!

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26 1-4 pm
WHERE: On the Starlight Theatre stage at Rock Valley College
REGISTER: (So we know how many to expect.) Call the Starlight box office: (815) 921-2160.


OPEN AuditionS • AE’s 2019-2020 SEASON

Open auditions for AE’s 2019-2020 season are 1-4, Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Cheek Theatre at Rockford University. Two contrasting two-minute prepared monologues are preferred. Material will also be available to read. PLEASE NOTE: Equity auditions in Chicago will be February 11 at the Equity Center, 557 W Randolph St.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-4 pm
WHERE: Cheek Theatre, Rockford University

AE proudly continues our fabulous 15th season of professional theater. For more information, click HERE. or call the AE box office, 815-394-5004.

Artists’ Ensemble Theater is an Equity theater company serving the state line area in northern Illinois. Currently in its 14th season of professional theater, AE performs in the Clark Arts Center, located on the beautiful campus of  Rockford University. Want to stay informed? Get the news here, or subscribe to our newsletter.

All photography by John Cobb

The Lion in Winter , 2017 Ricki G. Ravitts, Stephen F. Vrtol III

The Lion in Winter, 2017
Ricki G. Ravitts, Stephen F. Vrtol III


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Best of Enemies,  2018 Jeff Christian, Jaylen Marks, Sara Williams

Best of Enemies, 2018
Jeff Christian, Jaylen Marks, Sara Williams


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