Auditions

 

CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 2023-2024 SEASON AUDITIONS

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for the 2023-2024 season! The auditions will be held at our theatre, 1195 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati on the following dates:

SATURDAY JANUARY 28th
Auditions: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Lunch/Break: 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Auditions: 1:30PM – 5:30PM

SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH
Auditions: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Lunch/Break: 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Auditions: 1:30PM – 5:30PM

An Exciting Bonus! Kentucky Shakespeare will be in attendance at the auditions for non-Equity performers, so you get two Shakespeare company auditions in one!

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

2023-2024 ENSEMBLE MEMBER

(May be Equity or Non-Equity) This is an artist brought in for a specific production or sometimes multiple productions.

*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.

SUMMER TOURING COMPANY 

(Must be Non-Equity) Eight actors are needed for the Summer Touring Company.  This is our FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour. The title and dates of our 2023 Free Shakespeare in the Park tour are: The Comedy of Errors - First Rehearsal: Monday 6/26; Opening: Friday, 7/14; Closing: Sunday 9/3. Directed by Justin McCombs. This contract is separate from our Educational tour which is contracted for January 2024 to May 2024. Auditions for the Educational tour will take place in August or September of 2023.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare two contrasting monologues, with at least one of them being Shakespeare. The combined pieces should not exceed 3 minutes. If you’d like to be considered for ‘The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin, you must sing 16 bars of a song acapella.

HOW TO AUDITION

  1. SUBMIT YOUR MATERIALS- Submit all materials by filling out the form below.  Please submit a current Headshot/Resume and answer a few brief questions at the form below.  If there are any issues, or if you need to submit your materials via snail mail, contact Justin McCombs at justin.mccombs@cincyshakes.com
  2. SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT.  Sign up to audition via at this link. Auditions take place January 28 and 29, 2023. We ask that you schedule your audition by Monday, January 16th.

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 Justin McCombs at justin.mccombs@cincyshakes.com

ANOTHER EXCITING BONUS!

If you are interested in seeing CSC’s World Premiere production of The Rewards of Being Frank by Alice Scovell there will be a performance on Saturday Jan. 28th at 7:30. We are offering auditioners a discounted $14 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 get you a seat. Offer valid while seats are available.

FAQs

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.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE E-MAIL THEM TO: CSC Company Manager, Justin McCombs at justin.mccombs@cincyshakes.com

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

SUBMIT MATERIALS BELOW

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