PAID: Auditions for Cleveland Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season

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PAID: Auditions for Cleveland Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season


The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce auditions for our 22nd Season of FREE, outdoor Shakespeare!

Afternoon Auditions: Saturday, April 27 from 1pm – 4pm
Evening Auditions: Monday, April 29 from 7pm – 10pm
Callbacks (invitation only) will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 7pm – 10pm

Auditions will be held at:

Ensemble Theatre
2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Hts. OH 44118

Over 20 years ago, we started with a simple notion – the Bard belongs to the people, and the people deserve to hear his works in the open air as intended and free of charge. This summer, we are proud to present HENRY V and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

HENRY V – directed by Kelly Elliott
Performance Dates June 21 – July 7
Rehearsals begin early May

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – directed by Tyson Douglas Rand
Performance Dates July 19 – August 4
Rehearsals begin in June

No appointment necessary. Artists will be seen in the order of sign in.

There are no AEA contracts available. No housing is provided. All actors and production staff are paid a stipend. Actors may participate in either one or both productions. Performances travel to a variety of outdoor venues – actors will be required to help with load-in and strike/load-out.

Prepare two contrasting monologues. Total delivery time of both monologues combined should not exceed three minutes. At least one of your two monologues must be from the works of Shakespeare.

For consideration, bring TWO COPIES of each – head shot & resume, and please also bring any & all possible known conflicts between the dates of May 4 & July 19 AND Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through August 4.

Video Submissions will be accepted as a private YouTube link sent with digital Head Shot (jpg or PDF format) and Resume (PDF format) via email to – video submissions must be received before 12:00 noon on Sat. April 27th for consideration. Please put “Video Audition” in the subject line.

Special notes:

HENRY V: Certain roles in this production require the use of French language and dialect. Please indicate your ability with the French language on your audition form, and be prepared to speak a few words in the language at the audition.

Familiarity with Standard Welsh, Scottish, and Irish (Northern / Southern) is a plus. Not all roles require the use of accents. And any inability will not prohibit you from being cast.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: At least one role will be required to sing and play an instrument. Any acoustic string instrument or accordion/squeeze-box is preferred.

Please bring instrument and prepare 16 bars – ballad.

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival embraces gender and race blind casting practices for all of our productions.

For more information about CSF, visit our website at If you have questions, are interested in volunteering or joining us in any other capacity, please email


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