2019 Auditions

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be holding auditions for its 2020 season and is seeking actors for its three unique touring programs: Montana Shakes!, Shakespeare in the Parks, and Shakespeare in the Schools.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be holding auditions in CHICAGO on Monday, November 4 (2:15pm-9:15pm) and Tuesday, November 5 (2:15pm-9:15pm). Callbacks will be on Friday, November 8 (3:00pm-9:00pm).

To be considered for an audition, please email your headshot and resume, and please include a teaching resume if you have one, to msipproductionmanager@gmail.com by October 21, 2019. If selected, an MSIP representative will contact you directly to schedule your audition. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office. We will accept taped audition pieces. You may post your audition to YouTube and provide us with a link. Live auditions are always preferable. The deadline for videoed applications is Friday, November 1, 2019, and decisions on hiring will take place following live auditions.

Auditions should include two contrasting Shakespeare 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. If you are selected for an audition, please bring two headshots, two acting resumes, two copies of your teaching resume (if you have one), and an instrument (no ukulele or piano) if you plan to add this to your audition (still not to exceed 3 minutes).

ABOUT MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS’ PROGRAMS

Shakespeare in the Parks

(in its 48th 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 2020 season will present Cymbeline and A Midsummer's Night Dream.
Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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Shakespeare in the Schools

(Fall 2020 will be its 28th season) employs 8 actors for a 10-week fall season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northern Wyoming. 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. The 2020 season presents TBA. Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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Montana Shakes!

(in its 12th season) employs 4 actors for a 12-week spring season that includes rehearsals and a multi-state tour in Montana and northern Wyoming. 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 one week starting in early February, and then tours the region until May 1, 2020 with an original adaptation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Weekly salaries include room and board allowance while on tour. Housing in Bozeman is also provided.

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