Milwaukee Repertory Theater Casting Information

Milwaukee Repertory Theater operates its Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio, and Stackner Cabaret under LORT (League of Resident Theatres) B and D contracts with Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers. All auditions for specific productions are scheduled by appointment only.

Equity Auditions are held each spring in Chicago and Milwaukee after our season is announced. Once the Chicago audition dates are announced, actors can either make an appointment in person at the Equity office or call the Chicago Equity audition hotline. Please take note that Milwaukee Rep does not schedule appointments; all appointments are scheduled though the Equity office. Local Equity auditions are scheduled through Milwaukee Rep’s Artistic Department.

Non-Union Auditions are held annually as part of the Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions. From time to time, in accord with the guidelines of Actors Equity and the League of Resident Theatres, Milwaukee Rep is able to hire non-union talent. Please note that the priority in casting non-union roles is generally with Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Artistic Intern Company because of the tremendous contribution of time and effort they give throughout an entire season. (Please note: The Non-Union Milwaukee General Auditions, while hosted by Milwaukee Rep, are a separate entity. Please contact Michael Kroeker, Artistic Associate, at with any questions.)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to non-traditional casting and encourages actors of all backgrounds to audition.

How to submit: Electronic submissions must be formatted correctly in order to be considered. Both your rιsumι and picture should be either in a Word or a PDF format as one attachment and your name must appear on your picture. Please note your current city of residence in your email. Requests should be sent to

Please, no phone calls to the theater.

Available Roles

Casting has been completed for 2014-2015 productions of The Color Purple, after all the terrible things I do, Harvey, Liberace, Good People, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, and The Amish Project.

Five Presidents
We are accepting headshots and resumes for the following roles:

GERALD FORD: male, 81 (looking for an actor in his late 50s-60s), 38th President of the United States , tall (6’0”-6’3”)

JIMMY CARTER: male, 70 (looking for an actor in his late 50s-60s), 39th President of the United States, 5’8”-5’10”

RONALD REAGAN: male, 83 (looking for an actor in his late 50s-60s), 40th President of the United States, tall (6’0”-6’4”)

GEORGE H.W. BUSH: male, 70 (looking for an actor in his late 50s-60s), 41st President of the United States, tall (6’0”-6’4)

BILL CLINTON: male, 48, 42nd President of the United States, tall (6’0”-6’4”)

Please mail headshots/resumes to:
JC Clementz, Casting Director
Five Presidents Casting
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 E Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher is a co-production between Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Cincinnati Playhouse is handing the casting for this production, and will be holding auditions in New York City this fall.