Multiple Plays for the “Texas Shakespeare Festival” – Online Auditions Nationwide Submissions Accepted

09/21/2015

The 2016 Texas Shakespeare Festival is casting actors for multiple shows which include THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, BLITHE SPIRIT, HENRY V, CAROUSEL and a Children’s show.

Electronic / online auditions are now being accepted from actors nationwide. The show offers weekly pay for the actors cast as well a meals, housing and limited travel costs.

2016 Auditions for The Texas Shakespeare Festival

Location: nationwide

Type: Theater

The Texas Shakespeare Festival, a NON-EQUITY summer repertory theatre, is now accepting electronic audition submissions for its 31st season: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, BLITHE SPIRIT, HENRY V, CAROUSEL, and a children’s production.

Roles for 12 males and 5 females. Actors are cast in three of the four shows and receive $350 a week, dorm housing, fourteen meals a week, and limited travel reimbursement. Contracts run from May 20 – August 3.

Acting Internships for 5 males and 2 females. Interns are cast in three of the four shows and the children’s show, and receive $125 a week, dorm housing, fourteen meals a week, and six hours of college credit.

The video auditions must include:

  • two Shakespearean monologues, one of which must be in verse;
  • one OPTIONAL monologue from a contemporary play or a play with heightened language (Moliere, Shaw, Sheridan, etc.);
  • at least 32 bars of an appropriate song from a musical (something traditional such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe — not from more contemporary musicals such as Rent, In the Heights, Hamilton). For your convenience we have provided sample Accompaniment Tracks and Sheet Music from Carousel.
  • a brief “interview” in which you introduce yourself and provide some information about your training and experience and anything else you choose to include.
  • both a close-up and a full-body shot to provide an accurate and current image of your appearance.

All submissions must include a song from an appropriate musical.

To submit your electronic audition, headshot, and resume go to http://TexasShakespeare.com/actors

If selected for a callback you will contacted and an appointment will be arranged. Proposed callback dates and locations will be announced at a later date.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival auditions

For more information visit www.TexasShakespeare.com

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: nationwide
Please submit to: electronic audition, headshot, and resume go to http://TexasShakespeare.com/actors by 2015-10-30

This casting notice was posted by: John Dodd, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Managing Director



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