Check Avail is a web series that shares real audition stories from Chicago actors. Have you ever wanted to know what audition stories are like? Or, maybe you’re an actor and already know the struggle, well this web series is for everyone. Season 1 is now out with ten episodes.

What Is Check Avail?

Check Avail is an unscripted web series that highlights the strange and often uncomfortable situations that arise in the audition room. The first season featured ten local Chicago actors who share some of their memorable auditions. From strange print ad auditions with Jeff Award Winner Michelle Lauto to first-time musical theater auditions with Ryan Livingston.

This is the series that covers it all. However, the storytelling is not the only thing that Check Avail does right. The actors that are on this web series are accompanied by a visual artist, Allie Shapiro, and bass player, Ted Issen. They support the monologues with live music and painting.

The Playmakers Behind Check Avail

Check Avail has the entire first season on their YouTube channel, as well as bonus content that you can, too! On social media, you can find Check Avail on Facebook @CheckAvailSeries. And, the series and first season features: Ryan Livingston (Annoyance Theater), Max Thomas (Steppenwolf Fellow, Bob Curry Fellow), and Eunji Kim (Cards Against Humanity, Paper Machete).

They also have Jack Gallagher (Tony and Tina), Michelle Lauto (Jeff Award Winner 2017), Asia Martin (Second City), Jo Scott (Second City), Kaitlin Larson (Horny Roses), Leo Chappell (DePaul Theater School), and Aaron Branch (PREACH, MLK’s of Comedy).

The Place For Auditions & Creativity

Chicago is a major hub for commercial auditions with hundreds being held every day in the city. In such a place of high caliber for auditions, you can imagine the stories everyone around you must have. Nonetheless, endless stories are waiting to be told and gladly, Check Avail web series is here to tell them. Still, not only do they already have season one, but they are working on a season two as well.