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December 21, 2018

Self Tape Request: Shakesperience Productions

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Shakesperience Productions, Inc. Announces Auditions for
Professional Actors and Teaching Artists

Shakesperience Productions, Inc. is seeking to add THREE full-time Resident Artists (actors/teaching artists) to our spring 2019 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 1st – May 31st (or June 13th, 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 Jungle Book, The Sword in the Stone, and Romeo and Juliet.

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 $325 per week, paid bi-weekly. Non-Equity. EOE.

CASTING:

The Jungle Book

Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling, Adapted by Emily Mattina and Peter Mulholland

(Note: Role division is subject to change)

BALOO, SHERE KHAN, & OTHERS

BAGHEERA & OTHERS

MOWGLI, KAA, & OTHERS

The Sword In The Stone

Based on the novel The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Adapted by Emily Mattina

(Note: Role division is subject to change)

ARTHUR

MERLIN & MR. P

KAY, GWENEVERE, THE COLONEL

Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare, 1-hour adaptation created by Emily Mattina and David Richmond

(Note: Role division is subject to change)

JULIET & BENVOLIO

ROMEO, SAMPSON, & A CAPULET

NURSE, MERCUTIO, LORD MONTAGUE, & APOTHECARY

TYBALT, PARIS, PRINCE, FRIAR JOHN

LORD CAPULET & FRIAR LAWRENCE

Email Info@ShakesperienceProductions.org with headshot and resume to receive self tape instructions.

Callback is Monday, January 14th at Shakesperience Studio in Waterbury, CT. Applicants will NOT be considered if they are unable to attend the callback.

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