Entering its 50th season, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be holding auditions for its 2022 season and is seeking non-union actors for its three unique touring programs: Montana Shakes!, Shakespeare in the Parks, and Shakespeare in the Schools. MSIP offers competitive salaries, housing, and per diem while on tour.
MSIP will be holding auditions in CHICAGO on Monday, December 6 (10:00am to 7:00pm) and Tuesday, December 7 (10:00am to 7:00pm). Callbacks will be later in the week, also in Chicago.
MSIP is committed to diversity and seeks to promote a positive model of inclusion. We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, service in the uniformed services, and veteran status to apply.
ABOUT MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS' PROGRAMS
Shakespeare in the Parks (in its 50th season) employs 11 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 six weeks starting in mid-May and then tour the region for a ten-week period ending in early September. The 2022 season will present King Lear directed by MSIP Executive Artistic Director Kevin Asselin and Twelfth Night directed by William Brown. Offering competitive salaries, housing and per diem while on tour.
Shakespeare in the Schools (in its 30th 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 2022 season will present Macbeth directed by Susan Felder. Offers competitive salaries, housing, and per diem while on tour.
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 two weeks starting in late-January and then tours the region until early May. The 2022 season will present an adaptation of A Midsummer's Night Dream directed by Matt Foss. Offers competitive salaries, housing, and per diem while on tour.
If you are selected for an audition, please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues (combined, not exceed 3 minutes in total). Additionally, please bring two headshots, two acting resumes (also, teaching resumes if you have one), and an instrument (no ukulele or piano) - if you plan to add music to your audition it still should not exceed 3 minutes. Ability to sing or play musical instruments is highly desired.
We will consider recorded audition pieces, though live auditions are always preferable. If sharing a recorded audition, you must post your audition to YouTube and provide us with a link. The deadline for recorded applications is Wednesday, December 1, 2021 with decisions on hiring following live auditions.