Chicago Shakespeare Theater Casting is interested in meeting Twin Cities actors!
Please submit your headshot/resume to be considered for CST’s Twin Cities General Auditions on November 12th, 2018. Headshot/resumes may be emailed [email protected] with the subject line "Twin Cities Submission" for consideration. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to submit. If you are selected for an audition slot, audition details will be shared with you.
Actors invited for a dramatic audition should prepare two contrasting monologues not exceeding three minutes in total length. We suggest that one monologue should be classical (preferably Shakespeare) and one contemporary, but two contemporary monologues are acceptable. Shakespeare should be performed in standard American dialect.
About Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Situated in downtown Chicago on Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has risen since its founding in 1986 to become a leading international theater company and recipient of both the Regional Theatre Tony Award and three Laurence Olivier Awards. Guided by the partnership between founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, the Theater is dedicated to creating extraordinary productions of Shakespeare and other classics, new works, musicals and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its WorldStage Series. Through a year-round season encompassing more than 650 performances, Chicago Shakespeare attracts 225,000 audience members annually. During 2016, the Theater spearheaded Shakespeare 400 Chicago, one of the world’s largest cultural festivals inspired by Shakespeare’s legacy. In 2017, the Theater opened its innovative new performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.