Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer, is scheduling auditions for actors/teaching artists for our 2019 Education Tour. A five-member ensemble will perform a 50-minute version of Macbeth and new play titled The Last Cupcake by Nancy Bell.
WHO: Adult AEA and non-AEA actors of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Experience teaching and/or performing for young people is desirable. The job requires heavy lifting and some overnight stays. The Tour is a full-time, 14-week contract; housing is not provided.
Auditions: Friday, September 7 from 6 PM to 10 PM and Saturday, September 8 from 10 AM to 12 PM.
Actor Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 8 from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Actor and Teaching Callbacks will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
WHERE: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis offices, 5715 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
HOW TO SIGN UP: Please email your name, Equity status, cell phone number, and availability within the audition schedule to Roze Wolownik: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Two copies of your headshot and resume. If you do not have a headshot, please bring two copies of a recent photo.
- Indicate teaching experience and instruments you play on your resume.
- Prepare one brief Shakespeare monologue (excluding Macbeth) and one brief contemporary monologue.
- Callbacks will include teaching activities.
Rehearsal: Monday, January 7 to Sunday, February 3, 2019. 6 days/42 hours a week.
Tour: February 4 to April 14, 2019. Includes several out of town, overnight dates.
- In 2018, the Shakespeare Festival Education Tour performed for over 8,000 students at over 50 schools and community venues.
- Actors serve as Teaching Artists for several workshops, working in pairs with a classroom of students. Past workshops have focused on character education, working with Shakespeare’s language, and creating plays from the students’ own works.
- Actors serve as Assistant Stage Managers and are responsible for loading in, setting up, and striking the set, props, costumes, and sound equipment at each venue.
- Performances primarily take place during daytime/school hours, in the St. Louis area. Multiple weeks of out of town/overnight visits will be scheduled (for as long as 5 days), as well as occasional evening and weekend performances.