Auditions for outdoor summer season

Ohio Shakespeare Festival

2017 Outdoor Summer Season

Ohio Shakes, located in Akron, will cast a summer company to perform in both productions of AS YOU LIKE IT and WINTER’S TALE.

Auditions will be held at Greystone Hall (103 S High Street, Akron) on:

Friday March 24, 6:00-10:00 and Saturday March 25, 12:00-5:00

Actors must schedule an audition--no walk-ins.

Actors may request an audition by submitting a headshot and resume to tess@ohioshakespeare.com, and please include in the subject line: OSF Summer season auditions. Actors may request a particular time frame, and will be scheduled in the closest avaliable slot.  Video auditions, though not encouraged, may be submitted to tess@ohioshakespeare.com.

Prepare 2 contrasting Shakespeare monologues, no longer than 3 minutes in total length OR a scene to read from AS YOU LIKE IT or WINTER’S TALE.  (Reader provided.)  

Invited callbacks will be held March 30 & 31.

Ohio Shakespeare company members who have worked for the Festival within the last two summers do not need to come to open auditions.  All said company members must submit their interest to tess@ohioshakespeare.com including roles they wish to read for. You must email to be invited to callbacks, no exceptions.

Auditions for OSF's indoor season at Greystone Hall will be held separately. See the audition announcement on March 1.


AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare

Performed outdoors at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.  Will's beloved story of betrayal, love, and marriage kindled in the woods, join us for this classic romantic comedy in our very own Forest of Arden.

Performing outdoors Thursday-Sunday evenings, June 30-July 16

Rehearsals begin June 6 (Sat afternoons, Sunday and weekday evenings, all Mondays off)

Some special appearance AEA contracts avaliable. All actors paid.

 

AVALIABLE ROLES:

Adam, (male or female, 40+, any ethnicity) servant to Oliver

Amiens, (male or female, 18+, any ethnicity) lord attending on the banished Duke

Audrey, (female, 25-40, any ethnicity) a country wench

Celia, (female, 18+, any ethnicity) daughter to Frederick

Charles, (male or female, 20+, any ethnicity) wrestler to Frederick

Corin, (male, 40+, any ethnicity) shepherd

Dennis, (male or female, 16+, any ethnicity) shepherd

Duke, (male or female, 40+, any ethnicity) living in exile

Frederick, (male, 35+, any ethnicity) the Duke's brother, and usurper of his dominions

Hymen, (male or female, all ages, any ethnicity) the god of marriage

Jaques the lord, (male or female, 35+, any ethnicity) the Duke's brother, and usurper of his dominions

Jaques the son, (male, 18-30, any ethnicity) the Duke's brother, and usurper of his dominions

Le Beau, (male, 20+, any ethnicity) a courtier attending upon Frederick

Oliver, (male, 20-45, any ethnicity) son of Sir Rowland de Boys

Orlando, (male, 20-40, any ethnicity) son of Sir Rowland de Boys

Phebe, (female, 18-35, any ethnicity) a shepherdess

Sir Oliver Martext, (male or female, 30+, any ethnicity) a vicar

Touchstone, (female or male, 30+, any ethnicity) the court jester

William, (male, 20-40, any ethnicity) a country fellow, in love with Audrey

Ensemble—(all ages, males and females, all ethnicities) various speaking Lords, Ladies, Messengers, etc.

The role of ROSALIND is not avaliable.


THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare

Performed outdoors at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. An exotic tale set in Sicily and Bohemia, A Winter's Tale defies Will's classic genres by belonging to both the comic and tragic worlds as it unfolds a story of royal love, revenge, injustice, and family. 

Performing Thursday-Sunday evenings, July 28-August 13

Rehearsals begin July 1 (Sat & Sun afternoons, weekday evenings, all Mondays off)

Some special appearance AEA contract avaliable. All actors paid.

 

AVALIABLE ROLES:

Antigonus, (male, 40-55, any race/ethnicity) a lord of Sicilia

Archidamus, (male or female, 30-60, any race/ethnicity) a lord of Bohemia

Autolycus, (male or female, 25-55, any race/ethnicity) a rogue

Clown, (male or female, 20+, any race/ethnicity) son of the old Shepherd

Dorcas, (female, 16-35, any race/ethnicity) a shepherdess

Florizel, (female, 20-30, any race/ethnicity) prince of Bohemia

Hermione, (female, 20-40, any race/ethnicity) queen to Leontes

Leontes (male, 25-45, any race/ethnicity) king of Sicilia

Maximillius, (male or female, 5-8, any race/ethnicity) young prince of Sicilia

Mopsa, (female, 16-35, any race/ethnicity) a shepherdess

Old Shepherd, (male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity) reputed father of Perdita

Paulina, (female, 30-45, any race/ethnicity) wife to Antigonus

Perdita, (female, 18-25, any race/ethnicity) daughter to Leontes and Hermione

Polixenes, (male, 25-45, any race/ethnicity) king of Bohemia

Time, (male or female, any age, any race/ethnicity) as the chorus

Ensemble: (all ages, males and females, all ethnicities) various speaking/named lords, ladies, and messengers.

The role of Emelia is not avaliable.