Audition Update: City Shakes and Sacramento Shakespeare Interns

As You Like It City Shakes
City Shakes

City Shakes is casting the roles of Silvius and Duke Senior/Duke Frederick for their summer production of As You Like It. The Dukes will both be played by a single actor using a hat – and his ingenuity – to distinguish between the two characters. Rehearsals begin May 12. Performances run weekends June 9 – July 7. This production is non-union and non-paying, but offers a great opportunity to perform Shakespeare outdoors with a group of dedicated theater makers. Please email headshot and resume to For more information visit their casting page at

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival H.S. Intern Program
Sacramento Shakespeare Festival is currently accepting applications for its High School Internship Program. Students ages 13 – 18 from the Sacramento area will work and learn alongside some of the area’s finest artists enriching their experience in Shakespeare performance and production. The program builds self-confidence, self-esteem, independence and team skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. All interns will be the performers in the Green show. Interns will also perform a short Shakespeare play in a showcase performance, in addition to receiving intensive instruction and hands-on experience, including workshops in Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Stage Combat and more. College credit and/or community service hours are available. Application deadline is May 13, 2013. The cost: $0 (if over 18, cost to enroll in the summer program is equal to number of units desired ~ $46.00 per unit). Click Here for complete details, intern schedule, and how to apply.


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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