MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
MSIP Summer Tour 2010- A Midsummer Night's Dream
The 2014 media packet includesSchedule for TourA Midwinter Night's Dream
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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 60 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 40% of the communities served by MSIP have a population of less than 2,000 and nearly 80% 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.
Shakespeare in the Parks Play History
Audition Details for MSIP
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) Acting Company.
MSIP historically holds auditions in CHICAGO in January. These are by appointment only and information is placed on the web site as soon as it is available. Audition appointments often fill very quickly. In addition, the company attends the Montana summer theatre auditions which are held annually in MISSOULA on the University of Montana campus in late January. There is a participation fee for Non-University of MT students. Information for those auditions is also placed on the website as soon as it is known.
If time and schedules permit, private auditions in BOZEMAN can be arranged at any time by contacting our office (406) 994-3903 or we do accept video taped auditions. You may either submit a DVD or you can post your audition on YOUTUBE and provide a link for us. Live auditions are always preferable. The deadline for application is February 1st annually and decisions on hiring take place in early February.
All auditions should include two contrasting Shakespearean selections. Please keep to less than four minutes in length.
Each year Shakespeare in the Parks employs 10 actors for a fifteen-week 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. Starting salaries are $400/week plus room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office.
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