Auditions for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” will be held early next month.
The festival seeks non-Equity performers for its second outdoor season of free Shakespeare in Vermillion’s Prentis Park. The festival seeks professional actors, actor/musicians and teaching artists from the Great Plains region and nationally to form an ensemble-based Shakespeare company for a four-week contract in Vermillion. All positions are paid. Actors coming from out of town will be eligible for local housing and a travel stipend.
Local auditions will be held Saturday Feb. 1, from 1-4 p.m., at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on the University of South Dakota campus, in Vermillion.
Sign up on the callboard at USD Theatre, call (605) 622-0423 or e-mail Chaya.Gordon-Bland@sdshakespearefestival.org to schedule an appointment.
Prepare one or two contrasting Shakespeare monologues. Musicians should prepare a brief song. Bring a picture and resume. Callbacks will be held at USD Feb. 2, by appointment.
The rehearsal period will take place from May 19-June 12 at the Warren Lee Center, while the festival itself will be held June 13-15 in Prentis Park.
For more information about the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, visit www.sdshakespearefestival.org.