“…indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas.”

Austin American Statesman

Texas Shakespeare Festival 2014 Acting Company will consist of 13 men and 5 women and an Acting Intern Company of 5 men and 2 women. Seeking actors with classical and musical training, or experience, to work in a true rotating repertory ensemble.  Actors are cast in at least 3 of the 5 shows.

All actors must sing well enough to sing in the ensemble/chorus of MY FAIR LADY.

Actors receive $350 per week, private dorm housing, eleven meals a week, and limited travel reimbursement. Acting Interns receive $125 a week, shared dorm housing, and eleven meals a week.  Actors perform no technical duties other than full company strike on July 28 and 29.

Contract commitment is May 17 through July 30, 2014.

AUDITIONS LOCATION AND DATES

New York City, New York Auditions
December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th

Chicago, IL Auditions
January 25th, 26th, and 27th

Kilgore, TX Auditions
February 1st

Unified Professional Theatre Auditions
February 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th

HOW TO AUDITION

NEW YORK CITY: For the New York City auditions, submit a headshot and resume (must list an E-mail address), to TSF Casting, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662 or E-mail to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com .

The deadline for submission is November 8, 2013.

CHICAGO: For the Chicago auditions, submit a headshot and resume (must list an E-mail address),  to TSF Casting, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662 or E-mail to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com .

The deadline for submission is January 3, 2014.

KILGORE, TEXAS: To schedule an audition in Kilgore, TX, submit a headshot and resume along with a letter of interest to TSF Casting, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662 or E-mail to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com  or call 903.983.8119 for an appointment.

The deadline for submission is January 28, 2014.

UNIFIED PROFESSIONAL THEATRE AUDITIONS: To audition at the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions, actors must register with UPTA and meet their qualifications. Contact: Michael Detroit at Theatre on the Square in Memphis, TN or www.upta.org

To Submit an Electronic Audition

Submit a headshot, resume, and a DVD or a link to an audition online.  If submitting electronic auditions make sure that they are not listed as private and that they are viewable or linked to be viewable.

 Mail DVD’s to TSF Casting, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662.  Send E-mail containing online links to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com

The deadline for submitting electronic auditions is February 8, 2014.

A Note to Actors Concerning Headshots and Resumes

TSF prefers color photos in portrait (not landscape) format with the actor’s name at the bottom.  All resumes should contain an E-mail address, a telephone number, and the actor’s height.

Audition Content

Each audition must consist of two, one minute contrasting classical monologues, one of which must be in Shakespearean verse (not a sonnet) and approximately 16-32 bars from an appropriate song that demonstrates the actor’s optimum vocal range.

For live auditions each of the pieces should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Electronic auditions, each monologue may be up to five minutes long, may include a full stanza of a song, and include personal, conversational comments. The taped audition should also include a close-up as well as a full-body shot.

Audition Music

There will not be an accompanist available for the auditions.  However, we have provided downloadable selections once the musical has been announced.

You are not required to use the music selections but if you do not have taped accompaniment, or if you would like to use a selection from the musical, we will provide the selections below for your convenience as soon as they are available.

2014 Audition Music Selections – MY FAIR LADY

Click on mp3 files for music selections

Right click and save as link to download: 

Henry Higgins: “Why Can’t the English?” and  ”I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”

Why Can’t the English with accompaniment only

Why Can’t the English  with accompaniment and vocals

Why Can’t the English LEAD SHEET

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face with accompaniment and vocals

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face with accompaniment only

I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face LEAD SHEET

Colonel Pickering: “You Did It”

You Did It  with accompaniment and vocals

You Did It  with accompaniment only

You Did It LEAD SHEET

Freddy: “On the Street Where You Live”

On the Street Where You Live with accompaniment and vocals

On the Street Where You Live  with accompaniment only

 On the Street Where you Live LEAD SHEET

Eliza: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “I Could’ve Danced All Night”

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly with accompaniment and vocals

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly  with accompaniment only

Wouldn’t It be Loverly LEAD SHEET

I Could Have Danced All Night with accompaniment and vocals

I Could Have Danced All Night with accompaniment only

I Could Have Danced All Night LEAD SHEET

Dolittle: “Get Me to the Church on Time”

Get Me to the Church on Time  with accompaniment only

Get Me to the Church on Time with accompaniment and vocals

Get Me to the Church on Time LEAD SHEET

Servants, etc.: “The Servants Song” 

 The Servant’s Song  with accompaniment only

 The Servant’s Song  with accompaniment and male vocals

The Servant’s Song with accompaniment and female vocals

The Servant’s Chorus LEAD SHEET

 

Casting

The Texas Shakespeare Festival operates as a true rotating repertory company, with four consecutive opening nights and performances Tuesday through Sunday. Our company’s strength lies in the concept that an actor plays a variety of roles. All actors are cast in three shows of the four-show repertory.   Acting Interns will be cast in three shows of the four-show repertory and the children’s production.  All roles will be specified in your contract prior to arrival.

Summer Contract Dates

The actors must arrive in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, May 17.

The first full company meeting will be on Sunday, May 18.

Rehearsal dates are from May 18 to June 25.

The acting company is contracted through May 17 to July 30 to allow for a company strike and housing checkout.

Salary

Stipend actors receive a total stipend of $3,500 for the ten-week commitment. Contracts include dorm housing accommodations, some meals and a travel stipend.

Acting Interns receive a total stipend of $1,250 for the ten-week commitment.  Contracts include dorm housing accommodations and some meals.

Housing

The Festival accommodates TSF company members in dormitory housing on the campus of Kilgore College.  A limited number of company members receive a private room.  Other members of the company are assigned one roommate.

 Resumes and headshots should be addressed to:

Casting
Texas Shakespeare Festival
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, Texas  75662-3204

Electronic auditions may be sent to Auditions@TexasShakespeare.com
Call 903.983.8119 with questions.

Electronic and taped auditions are accepted.
E-mail submissions are accepted. Please make sure materials are Micro-Soft Word readable or sent in PDF form.

2014 Summer Season

CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare

NOISES OFF
by Michael Frayn

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by William Shakespeare

MY FAIR LADY
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
directed by Anne Nieman
music direction by Arnold Sherman

and a children’s production, LIONHEART RETURNS, by Jason Richards.

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Questions?

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John Dodd, TSF Managing Director
JDodd@TexasShakespeare.com
903.983.8119
www.TexasShakespeare.com
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