Auditions

CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 2014-2015 SEASON AUDITIONS HAVE ENDED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT SEASON.

This information pertains to auditions that have been completed but may be used to gain general information about our audition process:
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce its auditions for the 2014-2015 season. The auditions will be held at our theatre, located at 719 Race St in downtown Cincinnati on the following dates:

Saturday January 11th                      12:00 – 5:00
Sunday January 12th                         12:00 – 5:00
Tuesday January 14th                        2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday January 15th                  2:00 – 6:00

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Touring Company- This is the entry level position to the ensemble. It’s a group of 6 actors that tour to schools, colleges, community centers, etc., within a two-hour radius of the city (these tours are almost never overnight). They perform a variety of programming, including 3 full length Shakespeare plays. They are also called on to go into schools and lead workshops on particular plays or performance techniques, so teaching experience and interest in education is encouraged. They are also the principle performers of our popular FREE Shakespeare in the Park summer tour that performs in 20 locations for thousands of people.  In addition, they play a variety of supporting roles in our larger mainstage productions. It is a season long contract running from mid-July 2013 to early June 2014. The weekly salary is $200 and housing is provided. Must be Non-Equity.

 Guest Artist- This is an artist brought in for a specific production. While generally shows are cast from the Resident Ensemble and Touring Company, occasionally due to cast size, availability or specific casting requirements we bring in additional artists. Contract and pay scale varies dependent on union status, size of role, etc. May be Equity or Non-Equity.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Please prepare two contrasting classical pieces, at least one of them Shakespeare. The combined pieces should not exceed 2 minutes; and if you have any additional classical pieces in your repertoire, it couldn’t hurt to dust them off, as you may be given an opportunity to perform them. Those auditioning for a Touring Company position may also have a very brief interview with the Education Director.

MATERIALS TO SUBMIT:

Please submit a current Headshot/Resume, as well as a cover letter. Please specify in the cover letter whether you are interested primarily in a Touring Company or Guest Artist position. For those interested in a Touring Company position, the cover letter should also include the following:

– Why you are interested in CSC
– Your interest in/experience with education
– 3 references with contact information

We are endeavoring to go entirely electronic this year, so please upload all materials to Jotform via the following link: CSC Audition Materials Submission (or copy and paste into a web browser: http://form.jotform.co/form/33008356585861)

We ask that all materials be submitted by Saturday, December 28th.  If there are any issues, or you need to submit your materials via snail mail, contact Artistic Associate Jeremy Dubin at jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

You can sign-up for an audition slot via the following link: CSC Auditions Sign-Up (or copy and paste into a web browser: http://www2.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AA5AF2DA6FF2-20142015)

You do not need to create an account to sign up, but you will need to provide your name and e-mail address. We ask that, if at all possible, you schedule your audition by Saturday, December 28th. If you sign-up for a slot, but later find you will be unable to attend, please remove your name from the list. This is a new system for us, so if there are any issues or questions, please contact Jeremy Dubin at jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

AN EXCITING BONUS!
Since you are being kind enough to share your work with us, we’d like to do the same and offer you a complimentary ticket to see HAMLET, which will be running during the time of the auditions. Once you’ve scheduled your audition, simply contact the box office (513-381-BARD). Mention your name and that you’re an auditioner, and we’ll be happy to set you up with a ticket to see the show.

FAQs

I’m interested in becoming a part of the Resident Ensemble. What’s the process?
Members of the Resident Ensemble usually either graduate up from the Touring Company, or are Guest Artists that we have worked with a number of times. This gives both parties a chance to get to know each other before committing to a more long-term arrangement- in other words, go on few dates before getting hitched.

Are EMC points available?
Yes.

I can’t make it to any of the allotted audition dates. Can I still audition?
If you absolutely can’t make it on any of the days listed, let us know and we can try to arrange an audition at a different time. It’s best to try to audition before the dates listed, as the casting process will begin very shortly after those dates. If you are from out-of-town, and are going to be in the area prior to the official auditions, we’re happy to try to set up an audition while you’re here to save you some travel costs.

Do you accept video auditions?
We’re happy to take a look at video submissions, though we will almost always want to see an actor in person before casting them.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE E-MAIL THEM TO: jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

Thanks so much, and we’ll hope to see you in January!