Filament is currently accepting applications/submissions for the below positions:

Filament Theatre Spring 2024 Production (Puppets & Storytelling)


Filament Theatre is now accepting submissions to understudy their upcoming spring production, a gentle one-person play featuring storytelling and puppets. In addition to connecting with artists for this spring production, Filament looks towards their future programming and would love to meet anyone interested in Filament’s work. 


Artistic Director of Creative Partnerships, Molly Bunder

Producing Artistic Director, Reji Simon

Role Breakdown:

Seeking one Teaching Artist – Performer with excellent storytelling & facilitation skills with experience in puppetry.  All are encouraged to submit but Filament is particularly excited to meet artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

What to Prepare: 

Please prepare two videos: a 1-2 minute video of a short story with a puppet of your choice AND a short 1-2 minute video detailing your mission and experience as a teaching artist. Please submit an unlisted link that can be shared with the team, please upload to the audition form linked.

Deadline to submit your audition: December 10, 2023.  

Please complete an AUDITION FORM 

Contracting Information: 

Pay: $390 + an additional $30/per performance should you go on. 

Note: All cast and team members must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster.


  • March 4 – March 12, 2024, Rehearsal
    • Tu/Th 1:30 – 9:30p
  • March 12 – 13, 2024, Load-in
  • March 14 – 15  2024, Tech
    • Th, 1:30 – 9:30p
    • Fr, 10:30 – 6:30p
  • March 16 – 17, 2024 Previews
    • Sat, 12 – 6p
    • Sun, 10a – 2p
  • March 17, 2024, Opening & Celebration
    • 2 – 5p
  • March 18 – April 14, 2024, Performances, with the possibility to extend through the end of April 28, 2024
    • Sat, 11a & 2p Performances
    • Sun, 2p Performances
    • TBD Mon/Wed, 10a, Field Trip Performances at the Theatre
    • Off March 31 – April 1, 2024 for Easter
  • Week of March 25th: Two show performance days on Mon, Wed, and Fri (11a & 2p)
  • U/S Rehearsals
    • March 18th 12p – 3p
    • March 25th, 12p – 3p
    • April 3rd, 12p – 3p
  • Guaranteed Performance: April 7th

*Mondays and Wednesday Matinee Performances are held for school field trips.

Location: All rehearsals and performances will be held at around Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60641

Filament is dedicated to expanding our staff with team members who reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our audiences. Historically, Filament has not been as diverse an organization as should have been, to the detriment of our art and our audiences. To better represent our audiences, communities, and the scope of their lived experiences, we are working to broaden the racial and ethnic diversity within our leadership and every facet of Filament as an organization. We are seeking team members who will passionately support Filament’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to the creation of a radically accessible organization that is representative of and co-created by our community. Applicants of all identities are encouraged to apply, including BIPOC, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and people at the intersections of these identities. Filament is an equal opportunity employer.