Equity Principal Call Audition Procedures
The following are the Principal Audition procedures for Equity members for Theatres operating
under Equity contracts and scheduling audition appointments through the Chicago Equity Office
Equity staff and Equity monitors are responsible for fully enforcing this Code. Questions,
complaints and/or suggestions regarding this Code and its administration should be sent, in writing,
to the Audition Department in the Chicago Office. They will be referred to the Auditions Committee
for discussion. Please abide by this Code and follow its procedures. Your cooperation is very
Audition Appointment Eligibility. Any member of Equity who is in good standing may
make an appointment for any contractually required Equity audition held in the city of
Chicago by calling or coming to the Chicago Equity Office. Members may also choose
to “walk-in” on the day of the audition and sign-up for an audition on a first come, first
A monitor will only be present at official auditions in Chicago that are required by
Monitors will report violations of Equity's “Safe and Sanitary” rules.
Monitors and staff are not permitted to have any discussion regarding anyone who
is auditioning, nor may they discuss any casting issues, with the employer’s casting
Auditioners must have a paid-up membership card at the audition or written
verification from the Membership Department of paid membership status. Due to
the high volume of activity, membership cannot be verified by telephone.
The monitor will arrive one-half hour prior to the scheduled start of the call. The only
official list of auditioners will be the one provided by the Chicago AEA office.
“Unofficial List” Should auditioners who are present before the start of the call
choose to establish and honor an unofficial list/order among themselves, the monitor
will sign up those performers in