Audition Update: ISC and Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Independent Shakespeare Co. is holding open call auditions for the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival March 30 and 31 from 10:00 – 6:00 in their Atwater Village Studio, 3191 Casitas Ave. #168, Los Angeles, CA 90039. AEA members will be seen first but they will also see as many non-union actors as possible. Please prepare one short (less than two minutes) classical speech and bring a copy of your resume & photo. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are unable to attend this call you may submit your headshot and resume to: Melissa Chalsma, 3191 Casitas Avenue, Suite 168, Los Angeles, CA 90039. They do not accept video submissions.

Breakdown: Much Ado About Nothing – All roles available except Beatrice and Benedict. Romeo and Juliet – All roles available except Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio and the Nurse

The festival is outdoors so they are looking for actors with strong voices, good speech and a background in classical theater.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will hold Equity Principal auditions in North Hollywood March 30 from 10:00 – 6:00 pm for Midsummer Night, composed by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12, Sleeping Beauty Wakes). Midsummer Night is a rollicking rethinking of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in a rock festival. Rock stars Titania and Oberon quarrel, rock assistant Puck creates havoc, and roadie Bottom gets a chance to shine. This audition is for a six-day developmental workshop with one reading in Memphis, TN. It is being presented by Theatrical Rights Worldwide in partnership with Tennessee Shakespeare Company and the University of Memphis. Director: Janet Roston. Music Director: Ryan O’Connell.

They are looking for singers who can read music and harmonize quickly. Performers must also be comfortable with a contemporary portrayal of Shakespeare text. Please prepare 32 bars from an up-tempo rock song and 32 bars from a rock ballad. Bring a photo and resume. Non-Equity performers will be seen only once all Equity performers have been scheduled and seen.

Location: Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd, N. Hollywood, CA 91601. Callbacks: April 3, 2015. Midsummer Night: June 22-27, 2015. Performers will be provided with round-trip flight to Memphis, plus housing. For more information and a complete breakdown of roles, visit For more about the company, go to


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