We are always eager to hear from those who wish to contribute or be a part of the Strawdog family. This page will let you know our policies on submitting resumes or scripts, how to become a board member or an intern, and the ways and benefits of donating to the company.


Where to send headshots and resumes
Strawdog holds auditions per production and accepts headshots and resumes throughout the year. It is very important that we have current contact information. Please notify us any time you change your telephone number or union status. Actors should send headshots and/or resumes to the attention of:

Casting Director
Strawdog Theatre Company
c/o Seth Rickard
5700 N. Winthrop Apt. 9
Chicago, IL 60660

Where to send plays
Strawdog is currently not accepting any unsolicited submissions of new plays or directing proposals for our mainstage shows.


Strawdog Theatre's internship program offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students and recent college graduates who are preparing for careers in professional theatre. This program gives interns the opportunity to dive into the world of Chicago's off-loop theatre scene through close interaction with Strawdog's company of artists. The level of responsibility entrusted to Strawdog interns requires that they be mature, self-reliant, articulate, dynamic and eager to learn about the different facets of theatre in a very hands-and highly collaborative environment. Intern applicants should have a basic knowledge of computers.

The Strawdog Intern will work under the supervision of the General Manager. Intern duties will vary depending on the internship. All internships include administrative duties assigned by the General Manager. Show-specific internships will have a stronger production focus. This may mean running crew for a show, assistant stage-managing and/or helping our technical director or production team as needed. Summer internships will focus more strongly on administrative duties. Most importantly, the value an individual will reap from this experience will be highly dependent upon his/her motivation and interest in his/her work. Interns will be expected to work between 10 to 15 hours a week. A specific schedule will be negotiated between the intern and the general manager. However, please note that interns should be available to work DURING THE DAY (M-F).

Applications are ongoing unless otherwise noted.

The awarding of academic credit is at the discretion of the intern's college or university. Upon request, Strawdog will be happy to provide documentation of the intern's activities and performance.

If you have questions about the application procedure, specific internships, or any other aspect of Strawdog Theatre's internship program, please contact: Leah Barish, Strawdog Managing Director by email at

» Click here to download the internship application


Strawdog is always looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our dynamic group of board members. Please email Managing Director Leah Barish at if you are interested in more information.


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