Saturday, April 23, 2016

audition notice - General Auditions - Southwest Shakespeare Company's 2016 / 2017 Season - May 1st, 2nd, 7th & 9th


All Roles Are Open For The 2016-2017 Season
Equity and non-Equity roles are available
We are committed to non-traditional casting in regards to gender and  ethnic background.

Casting is for all plays in the season as well as the touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Our 2016-2017 is comprised of OR, by Liz Duffy Adams, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Swan Song by Patrick Page, and Pride@Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Daniel Kramer - performance dates are below.

Directors, Assistant Directors, Stage Managers, Set Designers, Costume Designers, Painters, Running Crew, Interns, Administration.

If interested in any of the positions mentioned, please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to Please note, this is an Open Call- no appointments are needed.

Southwest Shakespeare Company is a long established professional theatre company in Arizona.
A 22 year old company founded by Randy Messersmith and Kevin Dressler, Southwest Shakespeare is based in Mesa and performs at the Mesa Arts Center.

We hire professional actors and designers for our season at the Mesa Arts Center, along with a tour of a Shakespeare play that travels throughout Arizona to schools, theatres, and community centers.
We seek to cast in non-traditional ways and make the plays accessible, vibrant, and exciting and language based.

May 1, 12-4 pm; May 2, 5-8 pm; May 7, 12-4 pm; May 9, 5-8 pm

Please prepare two monologues, one being a piece from Shakespeare. Due to time constraints, you may be asked to perform only one monologue. Maximum of three minutes for both pieces.
We will use your time wisely and keep auditions moving at a steady pace.

Auditions are at 55 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

by Liz Duffy Adams
September 2-17, 2016

The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
October 15 – 29, 2016

by William Shakespeare
January 13 – 29, 2017

Much Ado about Nothing
by William Shakespeare
January 13 – 29, 2017

Swan Song
by Patrick Page
February 24 – March 11, 2017

Pride @ Prejudice
By Jane Austen, adapted by Daniel Elihu Kramer
March 24 – April 8, 2017

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