2018 Auditions

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be holding auditions for its 2019 season and is seeking actors for its three unique touring programs: Montana Shakes!, Shakespeare in the Parks, and Shakespeare in the Schools.

Please note: We would like to make an active invitation to non-binary, queer, and actors of color to join us in creating community across our five-state region.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be holding auditions in CHICAGO on Monday, Nov. 5th (9:30am-6pm) and Tuesday, Nov. 6th (9:30am-6pm). Callbacks will be on Friday December 9th. To be considered for an audition, please email your headshot and resume, and please include a teaching resume if you have one, to msipproductionmanager@gmail.com. If selected, an MSIP representative will contact you directly to schedule you an audition. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office.

We will accept taped audition pieces. You may either submit a DVD or privately post your audition to YouTube and provide us with a link. Live auditions are always preferable. The deadline for videoed applications is Friday, November 2, 2018 and decisions on hiring will take place following live auditions.

Auditions should include two contrasting Shakespeare monologues– and should not exceed 3 minutes total.

Ability to play musical instruments and/or sing is highly desirable. Our Shakes and Schools tours are particularly interested in hiring actors with educator experience and those with interest and ability to be effective teaching artists as well as actors.

Please bring with you to the audition— two headshots and two acting resumes, two copies of your teaching resume, and an instrument (no ukulele or piano) if you plan to add this to your audition (still not to exceed 3 minutes).

ABOUT MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS’ PROGRAMS

Shakespeare in the Parks

(in its 47th season) employs 10 actors for a 15-week summer season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana, northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington. Two plays rehearse for five weeks starting in late May and then tour the region for a ten-week period ending in early September. The 2019 season will present Henry IV, Part I and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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Shakespeare in the Schools

(in its 27th season) employs 8 actors for a 10-week fall season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northern Wyoming. We are particularly looking for actor/educators who have the experience, interest and ability to be effective teachers as well as actors.The play rehearses for three weeks starting in mid-September and then tours the region for a ten-week period ending in mid-December. The 2019 season presents Romeo & Juliet. Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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Montana Shakes!

(in its 10th season) employs 4 actors for a 12-week spring season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northern Wyoming. We are particularly looking for actor/educators who have the experience, interest and ability to be effective teachers as well as actors. The play rehearses for one week starting in mid-February, and then tours the region until mid-May with All the West's a Stage: As You Like It. Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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