Auditions & Employment

Lifeline Theatre is striving to build a diverse organization at all levels. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All qualified candidates receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.


Lifeline is currently looking to hire one position – Please click on the links for job and application details.

Development Manager – Full-time – applications due by Friday, January 31


Lifeline Theatre employs over 50 actors every season, between our MainStage and KidSeries programming. We typically hold general auditions in late winter/early spring, and show-specific auditions by invitation throughout the year. Announcements of general audition dates are made through the League of Chicago, and similar resources.

Outside of generals, you may send an email of interest with headshot/resume to Casting Director Andrés Enriquez ( at any time.


Send an email of interest with resume to Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan ( or mail information to Ilesa’s attention at the address here.


Lifeline does not accept unsolicited submissions by writers or directors, as almost all of our projects are developed by members of our artistic ensemble or by one of our frequent collaborators. The best way to interest Lifeline in your work as an adaptor or director is to invite us to see your work in production. Feel free to email Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan ( with information on your upcoming projects.


Send an email of interest with resume to Education Director Julie Ganey (