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Audition for our 20th Season!

Twenty years ago, we started with a simple notion – the Bard belongs to the people, and the people deserve to hear his works in the open air as intended and free of charge.  This summer, we celebrate our 20th birthday by producing the same works we did in that inaugural season – The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.

We are seeking a company of intelligent, energetic and imaginative actors of all races and ethnicities for two productions that will tour a variety of outdoor venues across Cuyahoga and Lake Counties.

Afternoon Auditions: Sunday, April 23 from 1pm – 4pm
Evening Auditions: Monday, April 24 from 7:30pm – 10pm

Auditions will be held at:
Ensemble Theatre
2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Hts. OH 44118

Callbacks will be held Wednesday, April 26

The Taming of the Shrew – adapted and directed by Lisa Ortenzi
Performance Dates June 16 – July 2
Rehearsals begin April 30

Macbeth – adapted and directed by Tyson Douglas Rand
Performance Dates July 21 – August 6,
Rehearsals begin in early June
No appointment necessary.  Artists will be seen in the order of sign in.
There are no AEA contracts available. No housing is provided.  All actors and production staff are paid a stipend.  Actors may participate in either or both productions.

Prepare two contrasting monologues. Total delivery time of both monologues combined should not exceed three minutes. At least one of your two monologues must be from the works of Shakespeare.

For consideration, bring TWO COPIES of each – head shot & resume, and please also bring any & all possible known conflicts between the dates of May 1 & July 21 AND Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through August 6.