South Dakota Shakespeare Festival announces auditions for 2014 season

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 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


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