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Buffalo Theatre Ensemble is always looking for new talent and we accept headshot/resume submissions throughout the year. While auditions for specific productions throughout the season are by invitation only, we hold general auditions once a year. 

  • How to Submit Your Materials
  • General Auditions
  • Production/Role-Specific Submissions


All submissions of headshots/resume or Stage Management CV should be sent to the attention of Amelia Barrett, Associate Artistic Director. Select only one method of submitting.

Email Submissions (recommended method)

Send all materials, [email protected], attached as a single .PDF file; no more than one attachment please.

Mail Submissions

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, ATTN: Casting, 415 Melrose Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Updating Your Information

Any time you change your contact information or union status, send us an updated headshot/resume including your name, address, telephone number, and email address. No phone calls please.


Equity Actors (members of Actors’ Equity Association)

Equity general auditions are usually held each spring in Glen Ellyn and announced via the AEA website. Once Equity general audition dates are announced, you can request an appointment via the AEA sign-up option.

Non-Equity Actors (non-members of Actors’ Equity Association

Due to COVID-19 the submission period and auditions for the 2020-2021 season remain in flux. When auditions are held, we accept walk-ins, although we cannot guarantee you will be seen.

Audition Details
: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

How to submit: Please send your resume and headshot as a single .PDF file to [email protected].


Local Actors

If you are interested in a particular production, let us know by submitting your headshot/resume and a letter of interest. Be sure to specify the show and the role that interests you.

Out of Town Actors

The need for actors not based in Chicagoland depends specifically upon the demands of each individual production. Auditions are held in Glen Ellyn. If you are an Actors’ Equity member and are interested in a particular production, let us know by submitting your headshot/resume and a letter of interest.