MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
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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.
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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.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be holdingauditions for its 2016 season and is seeking actors for its three unique touring programs: Montana Shakes!, Shakespeare in the Parks, and Shakespeare in the Schools.
If time and schedules permit, private auditions in Bozemancan be arranged at any time by contacting our office (406) 994-3903 or we will accept recorded audition pieces. You may either submit a DVD or post youraudition to YouTube and provide us with a link. The deadline for videoed applications is Friday, January 22, 2016.
Auditions should include two contrasting Shakespearean 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 teaching experience and those with interest and ability to be effective teaching artists as well as actors.
ABOUT MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS’ PROGRAMS
Shakespeare in the Parks (in its 44rd 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 2016 season will present Richard III, directed by Kevin Asselin and The Comedy of Errors, directed by Christopher Duval. Starting salaries are $400/week plus room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.
Shakespeare in the Schools (in its 24th season) employs 8 actors for a 10-week fall season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northern Wyoming. The 2016 season will present Hamlet, directed by William Brown. 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. Starting salaries are $420/week plus room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.
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