1. An audition is a job interview. Please dress
accordingly. Please also dress in clothes and
shoes that allow you to move.
2. We require memorized monologues for our
auditions (12 - 15 lines in length.) Please take time
to prepare your monologue. No one is good at
memorizing Shakespeare the night before an
3. Make sure to bring us your headshot and
resume. If you don’t have a professionally taken
headshot, bring a clear full-face photo. If you don’t
know what to include in a resume, contact us and
4. We will ask you to look us in the eye when you do
your monologue, because our performance style
includes a lot of audience contact. If this makes a
difference in your preparation, please take it into
5. Our productions include live music. If you sing or
play an instrument, come ready to show off your
6. We do cross-gendered casting and doubling of
roles. If you come to a callback, be prepared to
read anything, even if you think it’s outside of your
7. Please familiarize yourself with the company
before you audition. Read our company history and
performance philosophy on the website. If at all
possible, attend a performance. We may do
Shakespeare in a way that is new to you! Check the
“upcoming performances” section of our website for
opportunities to see shows.
8. We are an actor-powered theatre company.
Actors make up the board of company
administrators, and actors in our casts perform
production duties. We are looking for people with
an interest in and willingness to participate in all
aspects of theatre production.
9. Make sure that you bring your calendars and
conflicts for the production periods to the audition.
This is very important, since sometimes conflicts
factor in casting decisions.
10. Our company has an existing ensemble of
regular company members who act in our
productions as part of their role as members of our
board or repertory company. We also do very small
casts (the average size being 9 - 11 actors).
Please remember that you are auditioning to join
our ensemble for these productions, and the laws of
probability dictate that not everyone who auditions
can be cast. If you are not cast with us this time
around, please return for future auditions. We love
to meet people who are enthusiastic about
11. Our casting notices may be unlike others you
have experienced in situations like university or
community theatre. Because the offer of a role also
includes the offer of a paid stipend, we do not
publish one cast list, but approach actors
individually. Once all casting offers have been
accepted, we contact all auditionees to let them
know that casting is complete.
12. Please come to auditions ready to have fun!
We want you to do well. The more outstanding
auditions we have, the higher quality productions we
can put on, so make our job difficult. See you at
|Auditions for our Summer 2013 Production of Troilus
and Cressida will be held on
Saturday, June 15th from 1pm to 4pm at:
Dog Story Theater
7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The production will begin rehearsals June 24, and
has performances at several touring venues on
August 3, 8-11, and 15-18, with a final performance
on September 13.
All acting positions receive paid stipends, and gas
allowances to help with travel to rehearsals.
Rehearsals take place at St. John’s United Church of
Christ in Grand Rapids, MI.
Auditionees should prepare a 12-15 line
Shakespearean monologue. The auditions will also
include cold readings from the place. Please bring a
resume and headshot (or other full-face, clear photo)
to the audition. We recommend that you serve a
spot to auditions so that we can make the most of
your time. Please schedule an audition by calling
616-850-0916 or e-mailing katherine@pcshakepeare.
If you have any questions, please contact Executive
Director, Katherine Mayberry at
*PLEASE REVIEW OUR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
AND GUIDELINES BELOW BEFORE PREPARING
YOUR AUDITION PIECES.
|Interested in Auditioning?
|the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Kelly Knoll as Rosalind
in As You Like It
Steven Schwall and Janna Rosenkranz working in our
donated rehearsal space at the Western Michigan
Academy of Arts and Academics in Spring Lake, MI.
Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare company