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Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

The Winter's Tale (more)

Directed by Santiago Sosa

Antony & Cleopatra (more)

Directed by David Ian Lee

Apprentice Company training starts June 25
Rehearsals begin July 10

Performances August 10 - October 1
Callbacks May 6-7

Paid Professional Roles (3 Equity Contracts Available). All types and ethnicities strongly encouraged.
Hermione / Charmian Female 25-35
Leontes / Soothsayer Male 30-40
Camilo Male 30-45
Polixenes / Antony Male 30-45
Old Shepard / Lepidus Male 50-65
Autolycus / Agrippa Male 35-50
Clown / Caesar Male 25-35
Emilia / Cleopatra Female 30-40
Antigonus Male 50-70
Enobarbus Male or Female 30-45

Roles to be covered by the Apprentice Company:
The Winter's Tale:
Archidamus/Sheperd Male
First Lady/Mopsa Female
Second Lady/Dorcas Female
First Lord/Sheperd Male
Second Lord/Sheperd Male
Third Lady/Sheperdess Female
Fourth Lady/Sheperdess Female
Gaoler/Mariner/Sheperd Male
Gentlemen/Messenger Male
Cleomenes/Sheperdess Female
Dion/Sheperedess Female
Officer/Sheperd Male
Florizel Male 18-22
Perdita Female 16-22
Antony & Cleopatra:
Eros Male, 15 - 25
Canidius Male
Dercetas Female or Male
Demetrius/Messenger Female or Male
Scarus Female or Male
Octavia Female, 18 - 25
Dolabella Male
Proculeius Male
Thidias Male
Mecaenas Male
Iras Female
Alexas Male
Mardian Male
Seleucus Female or Male
Diomedes Female or Male

Winter Shakespeare 2018:

Hamlet (more)

Directed by Denice Hicks

Rehearsals begin December 4

Performances January 4 - February 4
Callbacks May 14

Paid Professional Roles (5 Equity Contracts Available). All types and ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition.
Hamlet Any gender, 25-35
Claudius Male 40+
Gertrude Female 45+
Polonius Male 45+
Ophelia Female 20-30
Laertes Male 20-30
Horatio Male or Female 25-35
Ghost/Gravedigger 1 Male 45+
Plus 4 ensemble players any gender, any age over 18



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Equity, Non-Equity, and Apprentice Company Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park 2017: The Winter's Tale and Antony & Cleopatra, and Winter Shakespeare 2018: Hamlet
April 27, 5-10PM
April 28, 10AM-6PM
April 29, 10AM-6PM
(Calbacks May 6, 7 & 14)

Audition Requirements

Prepare one Shakespearean monologue up to 2 minutes in length. Optional: You will have an additional minute and a half to share your strongest musical talents. There is a folk singer character in The Winter’s Tale. Please bring your own instrument, accompanist or pre-recorded music on a phone or other digital player. Bring three copies of your headshot and resume.

The Apprentice Company is a training and showcase program. Apprentices pay tuition and receive intensive professional training, then perform in the Shakespeare in the Park shows. Minimum age: 13. (more)



Auditions will be held at: Nashville Public Television (click for map)

Full and fair casting consideration will be given to ethnic minorities, women, seniors and actors with disabilities.

All actors must have local housing. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival does not have housing for out-of-town actors.

If you cannot attend in person, video auditions are only acceptable if you can be available for callbacks. Submit your video links to <Link Removed>. (Please do not send video files. Upload your video to a sharing service like YouTube, and send a link. Video submission deadline: April 14)


General questions about auditions? Contact Robert Marigza

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