Auditions

AUDITIONS

CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 2019-2020 SEASON AUDITIONS

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for the 2019-2020 season! The auditions will be held at our new theatre, 1195 Elm St in downtown Cincinnati on the following dates:

Saturday January 26th             11:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday January 27th                11:00am – 5:00pm

Monday January 28th              11:00am – 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! 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

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- an eleven month contract running from June 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: Interns will have the opportunity to learn from professional actors as they understudy 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: Interns will be designated as a Teaching Artist for our educational outreach programs, leading in-school workshops and residencies, and more.

Training: Throughout the season, Interns will participate in masterclasses and workshops on a variety of topics, 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. Interns will only accumulate points for those mainstage productions in which he or she understudies.

Administrative and Production Assignments: Interns 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
  • Front of House Management
  • Office Duties in Marketing, Development, and Production
  • Education Sales

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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.

MATERIALS TO SUBMIT:

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 CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 3 REFERENCES . 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:

INTERN COMPANY: INTERN COMPANY MATERIALS SUBMISSION

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

GUEST ARTISTS: GUEST ARTIST MATERIALS SUBMISSION

We ask that all materials be submitted by Wednesday, January 16th.  If there are any issues, or if you need to submit your materials via snail mail, contact Jeremy Dubin at jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

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 14th. 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 jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

ANOTHER EXCITING BONUS!

If you are interested in seeing CSC’s production of Fences (which will be running during the time of the auditions), we are offering auditioners 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 auditioner, and we’ll be set you up with a ticket at the $14 student rush price.

FAQs

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

Absolutely.

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 theatre. Interns will all have their own bedrooms, 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 jeremy.dubin@cincyshakes.com

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!