November 20, 2019

Audition for Spring Resident Artists

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Contact: Shakesperience Productions

                             (203) 754-2531



Shakesperience Productions, Inc. Announces Auditions for

Professional Actors and Teaching Artists

Waterbury, CT – November, 2019 – Shakesperience Productions, Inc. is seeking to add 1-3 full-time Resident Artists (actors/teaching artists) to our spring 2020 team, with contracts extendable. We expect that all applicants will be experienced, polite, organized, and driven—four qualities which we champion using our critically-acclaimed and award-winning approach.


Shakesperience Productions educates and inspires students, families, and theater professionals through the arts in order to explore social constructs and foster mutual respect for all people. Shakesperience creates innovative, interactive, thought-provoking live theatre programs rooted in classical literature by focusing on the dynamic relationship between the artist and the audience.


Resident Artist (Actor/Teaching Artist Position) 

Minimum Duration: March 9th – May 15st (or June 12th, based on casting) 

Duties include: 

1.)    Teaching/Performing Shakesperience’s interactive workshops. Topics might include: Shakespeare, Folklore, and Mythology.

2.)    Teaching Saturday morning Acting Intensives and residency programs

3.)    Writing lesson plans, answering education-related questions, and ensuring compliance with Common Core and state standards

4.)    Performing in at least one of the following touring productions: The Reluctant Dragon, The Sword in the Stone, and Macbeth.

Note: Tour includes driving company van, loading, unloading, pre and post show talkbacks with students, and routine maintenance of set, props, and costumes. Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Tour begins and ends each day at company headquarters in Waterbury.

5)     Other duties as tasked.  

**Musical instruments (guitar, piano), movement, stage combat, technical theater experience a plus.

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Waterbury, CT for the duration of the contract. Owning a car is not absolutely necessary, but is highly suggested. Housing is provided. Resident Artist pay is $330 per week, paid bi-weekly. Non-Equity. EOE. 


Audition Information

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

From 1 to 3 PM

Shakesperience Productions, Inc.

117 Bank Street

Waterbury, CT


Email to schedule an audition appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits.

Please come prepared with a headshot and resume (stapled, 8×10). Bringing an additional Teaching Artist resume is not required, but is encouraged. Audition will consist of 2 contrasting 1-minute monologues, one classical and one contemporary. Classical monologue should be in verse.

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