Actors

The Texas Shakespeare Festival 2015 Acting Company will consist of 12 men and 5 women and an Acting Intern Company of 5 men and 2 women. Seeking actors with classical and musical training, or experience, to work in a true rotating repertory ensemble.  Actors are cast in at least 3 of the 5 shows.

Actors receive $350 per week, private dorm housing, eleven meals a week, and limited travel reimbursement. Acting Interns receive $125 a week, shared dorm housing, and fourteen meals a week for a ten week contract.  Actors perform no technical duties other than full company strike.

AUDITIONS LOCATION AND DATES for 2015 season: TBA

Audition Content

Each audition must consist of two, one minute contrasting classical monologues, one of which must be in Shakespearean verse (not a sonnet) and approximately 16-32 bars from an appropriate song that demonstrates the actor’s optimum vocal range.

For live auditions each of the pieces should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Electronic auditions, each monologue may be up to five minutes long, may include a full stanza of a song, and include personal, conversational comments. The taped audition should also include a close-up as well as a full-body shot.

Headshots and Resumes
TSF prefers color photos in portrait (not landscape) format with the actor’s name at the bottom.  All resumes should contain an E-mail address, a telephone number, and the actor’s height.

To Submit an Electronic or Recorded Audition
Electronic auditions, each monologue may be up to five minutes long, may include a full stanza of a song, and include personal, conversational comments. The taped audition should also include a close-up as well as a full-body shot.

Submit a headshot, resume, and a DVD or a link to an audition online.  If submitting electronic auditions make sure that they are not listed as private and that they are viewable or linked to be viewable.

Mail DVD’s to TSF Casting, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662.  Send E-mail containing online links to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com

  • Preferred formats are YouTube, Vimeo, or MPF HTML5 compatible files.
  • It must be an AUDITION video. Do not link to clips from performances.
  • Please make sure the video is HIGH quality and that we can see you clearly.
  • Please make sure the sound quality of your video is good and that we can hear you clearly.
  • Please make sure the lighting is good and that we can see you clearly.
  • The audition must include two Shakespearean monologues, one in verse (not a Sonnet), and 16 to 32 bars of an appropriate song for the season.
  • The order in which you present your material is up to you.
  • DO NOT SING ACAPELLA. You must include some form of accompaniment. Do not accompany yourself.
  • Make sure we can hear your voice clearly above your accompainment.
  • The song must be presented on video - not as an audio file.
  • Show your video to someone, friends, teachers, or coaches, before submitting.
  • For a YouTube submission the privacy setting for the video is set to either Public (the default) or Unlisted.
  • For a Vimeo submission the privacy setting must be set to Anyone (the default).
  • For a direct link video the link must be to a web compatilbe video file. Preferred format is MP4 H.264 (AAC or MP3).

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