Worcester Shakespeare Company is seeking actors and actresses for its 2017 summer season! Please review the following information.
Date: May 6th, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Actors should arrive prepared at 11 AM. While you most likely will not be required to stay until 2 PM, you should be ready to stay until released.
Location: The “Restaurant” Space at Alternatives, Inc. 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA. Signs will be up to guide you to the audition space once you arrive at the complex.
Preparation: Those auditioning should prepare a 2-3 minute Shakespearean monologue and should be ready to do cold reads with other actors from Antony & Cleopatra and Coriolanus. Please also review the production information below prior to arriving.
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals begin Saturday, June 10th. Rehearsals will run Tuesday-Sunday at Alternatives, Inc. in Whitinsville. Rehearsals will accommodate individual actors’ work schedules or special circumstances with advance notice.
Performance Schedule: Antony & Cleopatra opens on Friday, July 14th, and will be primarily outdoors on the Alternatives Piazza. Coriolanus opens Thursday, July 27th, and will be held indoors at the Singh Performance Center. Once the second show opens, the two productions will be run in repertory.
The season closes Sunday, August 20th. Performances will run Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, with a matinee on Sundays at 2pm. Call for each performance will be 1 hour prior. A full performance calendar will be available on our website.
Company Structure: The Worcester Shakespeare Company runs on the Actor/Manager model, meaning that all cast members will also be expected to take on production or running crew roles as well. Actors may be cast in one or both productions.
Compensation: Compensation for the 10-week period of the season (rehearsals and run) will be apportioned equally, to be determined by the box office income.
If you are interested in auditioning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot and resume (if available) to reserve a place.