Audition Update: Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Sacramento

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company in Thousand Oaks is holding AEA auditions on April 14, 2012 for classically trained actors with significant experience in the performance of Shakespeare for its outdoor summer repertory season. Actors will be cast in both shows. Experience with stage combat, dance, and singing is a plus. Prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, or one Shakespeare monologue, total time not to exceed 3 minutes. The season includes Much Ado About Nothing directed by Kevin P. Kern, to be set early 19th century, and Romeo and Juliet directed by Brett Elliott, to be set late 15th century Spain with Capulets as Christians, Montagues as Muslims.

Shakespeare By The Sea is accepting submissions for audition appointments for its summer season. Productions include Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Margaret Schugt and Romeo and Juliet directed by Stephanie Coltrin. Both shows will play in repertory through August 11th, 2012. There is some pay. Rehearsals are at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. Submit digital shots and resumes by Wednesday April 4, 2012 to: Due to the overwhelming response for their open auditions, they will contact those they’re interested in seeing to schedule an appointment. Auditions will take place on Saturday, April 7 and April 14. Please prepare a 1 minute Shakespeare monologue and bring two hard copies of your headshot and resume. Non-Equity. Further details available at

The 2012 Sacramento Shakespeare Festival will hold auditions for it summer season that runs June 29 – July 29, 2012. Productions include The Comedy of Errors and King Arthur directed by Luthor Hanson, and Shakespeare Lite and their H.S Intern Program, directed by Lori Ann Delappe-Grondin. Auditions for those who have not been cast in the festival before are Monday, May 7 at 7pm. Please bring a one minute Shakespearean monologue. Returning festival cast member and call backs are Tuesday May 8 at 7pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings and may include movement. Please bring a headshot photo, resume and schedule of conflicts. Callbacks by invitation are Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm. High School Intern program – bring resume and application, and prepare for a short interview. For more information visit


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