2022 Season Actor Submissions

Rate of Pay: 
$800.00 $1200.00

Classical Actors Ensemble is accepting actor submissions for their summer and fall 2022 productions

Love's Labor's Lost
by William Shakespeare
directed by Hannah Steblay & Samantha V. Papke
performing at Twin Cities parks
June 17 – July 17, 2022
rehearsals begin in late April/early May
(cast of 11)


by William Shakespeare
directed by Bruce A. Young
       in repertory with
The Picture (a fairy tale)
by Philip Massinger
directed by Joseph Papke
performing at the Elision Playhouse
October 28 – November 20, 2022
rehearsals begin in August
(shared principal cast of 12)


We are seeking adult performers of all ages.  Teens 16+ are welcome as interns and ensemble members.

We particularly encourage submissions from actors who:

  •  are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color
  •  play musical instruments well
  •  have experience with classical text or heightened language, or are especially seeking to gain experience with classical text or heightened language


For the role of Othello we will consider AEA members (Special Appearance contract).

Stipends paid to summer performers: ~$800

Stipends paid to fall principal performers: ~$800 – $1,200, varying by role.

The role of Iago in Othello is cast.

Interested performers should fill out this submission form: https://forms.gle/XJXpFy6VReuDzirz8

We will contact you if we would like to invite you to audition.  We are looking to schedule select auditions February through April.  Please only submit materials if you have housing in the Twin Cities.

Questions may be sent to auditions@classicalactorsensemble.org


Classical Actors Ensemble performs the plays of the English Renaissance as they were originally intended: as popular entertainment for everyone. By demonstrating why these works of art are considered classic, we freshly prove their relevance in today’s world.


Contact information

Classical Actors Ensemble
Web site

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Friday, January 28
Posted January 6