The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for the 2018-2019 season- our 25th Anniversary Season! The auditions will be held at our new theater, 1195 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati on the following dates:

Saturday January 27th             12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday January 28th                12:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday January 29th              12:00pm – 5:00pm

An Exciting Bonus! Both Kentucky Shakespeare and the Richmond Shakespeare Festival will be in attendance at the auditions, so you get three Shakespeare company auditions in one! 


GUEST ARTIST (May be Equity or Non-Equity) This is an artist brought in for a specific production or sometimes multiple productions. Contract and pay scale varies dependent on union status, size of role, etc.

*PLEASE NOTE THESE AUDITIONS ARE FOR PERFORMERS AGED 18 AND OLDER. Should any production require younger performers, separate auditions will be held at a later date.

INTERN COMPANY (Must be Non-Equity) Six actors are needed for the intern Company.  This is a season long internship- a ten month contract running from July to May. There is a weekly stipend of $200 and housing is provided. CSC Internship includes:

Tour: Each Intern will be cast in multiple roles in up to six productions that tour to area parks, schools and community centers.

Mainstage Understudy: Intern will have the opportunity to learn from professional actors as he/she understudies roles in a minimum of two mainstage productions.

Collaborative Projects: From time to time CSC will collaborate with other organizations, such as the Symphony, Ballet or others. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in these collaborations.

Teaching Opportunities: Intern will be designated as a Teaching Artist for our educational outreach programs, leading in-school workshops and residencies.

Training: Intern will receive advanced training in both classical performance techniques and theatre education techniques.  Throughout the season, intern will attend workshops and masterclasses led both by CSC personnel and guest teaching artists from regional, national, and international organizations.

EMC Points: EMC points are available at a rate of one point per week. Intern will only accumulate points for those mainstage productions in which he or she understudies.

Administrative and Production Assignments: The Intern will engage in a rotation of duties intended to provide well rounded experience and instruction, including, but not limited to:

  • Shop hours
  • Participation in strike for all productions
  • Box Office hours
  • Front of House Management
  • Office Duties in Marketing, Development, and Production
  • Education Sales


Please prepare two contrasting classical pieces, at least one of them Shakespeare. The combined pieces should not exceed 2 minutes. Should you choose, you may additionally perform16 bars of a song, acapella. 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.


Once you’ve scheduled an audition (see below), please submit a current Headshot/Resume. Those applying for an Intern Company position, should also submit a COVER LETTER and 3 REFERENCES with contact information. The cover letter should include the following:

  • Why you are interested in CSC
  • Your interest in/experience with education

Please choose the appropriate link below to upload all materials:


*Those auditioning for Intern Company will automatically be in consideration for Guest Artist positions as well


We ask that all materials be submitted by Wednesday, January 18th.  If there are any issues, or you need to submit your materials via snail mail, contact Jeremy Dubin at


You can sign-up for an audition slot via the following link: SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

We ask that, if at all possible, you schedule your audition by Monday, January 15th. If you sign-up for a slot, but later find you will be unable to attend, please remove your name from the list. If there are any issues or questions, please contact Jeremy Dubin at


If you are interested in seeing CSC’s production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (which will be running during the time of the auditions), we are offering auditionees a discounted ticket. Once you’ve scheduled your audition, simply contact the box office (513-381-BARD). Mention your name and that you’re an auditionee, and we’ll set you up with a ticket at the $12 student rush price.


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 Intern Company, or are Guest Artists who 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.

If I am auditioning for the Intern Company but don’t get in, can I still be considered for Guest Artist work?

Absolutely. Just let us know at the audition that you’d be interested in Guest Artist work as well. 

What is the Intern Company housing like?

It’s a large Victorian style house located in East Walnut Hills, about a 5 minute drive from the theater. Interns will all have their own rooms and share bathrooms, kitchen, and common space.

Should I bring physical copies of my Headshot/Resume to the audition?

Yes, please bring 4 copies of your Headshot/Resume along to the auditions.

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. Send a link or file to


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