2022 MTA Unified Shakespeare Auditions Company Info Sheet
Information will be updated as needed
Descriptions listed as:
Name of Company
Bard & Bourbon
Artistic Director Katie Merriman, and Rick Bingen
Mission: To produce clear, relatable, and fun productions of classic plays for a diverse modern audience. Respect the text, respect each other, respect your limits. Real bourbon is consumed by one pre-designated actor per performance during Bard & Bourbon shows. Company members must be 18+ and actors in drinking roles must (obviously) be 21+. Non-drinking roles are available, including main roles, and non-drinking actors are a valued part of the company. No actor will ever be required to drink if they do not wish to do so. Extra safety measures are in place surrounding alcohol consumption including limits on the number of drinks that may be consumed during a rehearsal or performance.
Rehearsal/Performance: 5-6 weeks of rehearsals (including tech), 3-4 hrs/rehearsal, 4 days/week; 1-2 weeks of performance
Pay: $300 minimum stipend plus profit sharing
Fleeing Artists Theatre
Artistic Director Alexander Metalsky
Mission: Through our theatrical productions and our community outreach programs, the Fleeing Artists will foster meaningful dialogue throughout the Kenosha area pertaining to artistic expression and theatrical innovation. With our eye always focusing on quality, we will be the Haven for artists to create the art they are passionate about. We will be hosting auditions for STOP KISS in late winter, with rehearsals and performances at Inspiration Studios in mid-April.
Rehearsal/Performance: 6 weeks
Pay: Between $50 - $300 (depending on position)
Optimist Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park
Executive Director Susan Fry
Mission: Optimist Theatre is seeking artists for Shakespeare in the Park 2023.
Rehearsal/Performance: Rehearsals are Monday-Friday, 6-10pm for 5 weeks beginning late May, then 10-14 weekend matinee performances June-August.
SummerStage of Delafield
Artistic Director Dustin J. Martin
Mission: To provide unique ways to present performing and visual arts experiences, arts educational experiences, and community outreach programs. Currently, they are not mounting a Shakespeare production in 2023 but plan to do so in 2024.
Rehearsal/Performance: Generally 6-8 weeks of rehearsal. Currently all performers are volunteers, but they are looking to change this in the upcoming seasons.