MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
The Comedy of Errors
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Since 1973…Free Every Summer!Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) is the only fully professional touring theatre program in the state currently producing Shakespeare’s plays, the only Shakespeare company in the country to reach as extensively into rural areas and the only company in the state that offers its performances free to the public, guaranteeing accessibility to all. MSIP travels to 61 communities every summer with 75 performances throughout MT, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington with an emphasis on underserved, rural areas. Over 45% of the communities served by MSIP have a population of less than 2,000 and nearly 85% have less than 10,000. Since 1973, the summer touring program has presented over 2,150 performances to nearly three-quarters of a million people. MSIP is a nationally recognized outreach program of the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University.
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Audition Details for MSIP
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) Acting Company.
We will accept taped audition pieces. You may either submit a DVD or post your audition to YouTube and provide us with a link. Live auditions are always preferable. The deadline for videoed applications is Friday, December 1, 2017 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 desired. 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 46th 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 2018 season will present Othello and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Starting salaries are $420/week plus room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.
Shakespeare in theSchools (in its 26th season) employs 8 actors for a 10-week fallseason that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northernWyoming. We are particularly looking foractor/educators who have the experience, interest and ability to be effectiveteachers as well as actors. The playrehearses for three weeks starting in mid-September and then tours the regionfor a ten-week period ending in mid-December. The 2018 season will present Julius Ceasar. Starting salaries are $410/weekplus room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is alsoprovided.
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