Actors Wanted

  • Volunteer
  • Chicago
  • August 17, 2022

Website The Conspirators

The Conspirators are looking for actors and physical theatre performers to join us in an upcoming FREE Neo-Commedia (or, “The Style”) workshop series! Get a taste of what it’s like to work in our performance style, and DARE TO BE STUPID!

What is “The Style”? It’s an original performance style initially developed by Los Angeles stalwarts The Actors’ Gang and Chicago’s own New Crime Productions. Neo Commedia combines the basics of classic Commedia dell’Arte with intense emotional states and influences from Kabuki, Kathakali, Bugs Bunny, and a high-energy punk-rock aesthetic that a critic once called “a coke-fueled clown nightmare.” For reference, check out our website!

Workshops will begin in late August, and will occur twice-weekly over 4 weeks (see below for the specific dates). Not only will you gain experience and a new skill set from our workshops, but all participants will be eligible to partake in casting for our upcoming Fall production! Since this is a niche performance style, no prior experience in Commedia Dell-Arte, improv, or other forms we noted above is necessary. We’ll be with you every step of the way to show you how it’s done! BIPOC and LGBTQ+ performers are highly encouraged to take part.

WORKSHOP DATES (Location TBD likely in West Town Neighborhood, near Chicago and Ashland)

Mondays and Wednesdays between August 29-Sept 21

August 29, 31, Sept 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

Want to join in, but can’t make all the dates? We might be able to squeeze you in! Let us know in your how many days you would be able to take part. The more you’re there, the better, but we may accommodate if there is available room and if you’re a good fit for the workshops.

Instructions to Apply:

To submit for the workshops, email us your headshot and resume to, with the subject line “ March Workshops_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME”. Once we receive your materials, we’ll reach out with next steps. 

Capacity of workshops are limited, so the sooner you send in your materials, the more likely you’ll snag a spot.

In your submission, include in the email body if you have access to or need to be provided:
Stage makeup, i.e. clown white, color wheel, brushes, sanitary masks or face shield

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $0