Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce its auditions for the 2013-2014 season. The auditions will be held at our theatre, located at 719 Race St in downtown Cincinnati on the following dates:
Thursday January 17th 12:00 - 5:00
Friday January 18th 12:00 - 5:00
Saturday January 19th 12:00 - 5:00
Monday January 21st 12:00 - 5:00
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 2 full length Shakespeare plays. They are also called on to go into schools and lead workshops on particular plays or performance techniques. In addition, they play a variety of supporting roles in our larger mainstage productions. It is a ten month contract running from late August to early June. The weekly salary is $150 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.
Please prepare two contrasting classical pieces, at least one of them Shakespeare. The combined pieces should not exceed 4 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
Send all audition materials to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
719 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the day you’d like to audition and a 2 hour long window in which you’d like to be scheduled (between 12 and 2, between 12:30 and 2:30, between 2 and 3, etc.). You will receive a confirmation with your specific audition time- the audition should take no longer than 10 minutes. We will do our best to honor all requests, but auditions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. (cont’d)
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 Richard II, 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.
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?
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:
Thanks so much, and we’ll hope to see you in January!