"You cannot better be employ'd."
—The Merchant of Venice
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is accepting applications, resumés, and headshots for auditions for the 2020 acting company.
AUDITION DATES, LOCATIONS, AND APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES (subject to change)
September 23, 2019, Cedar City, Utah: Submission deadline—September 9, 2019
September 24, 2019 (SUU Students Only), Cedar City Utah: Submission deadline—September 9, 2019
October 15 and 16, 2019, Chicago, Illinois: Submission deadline—September 30, 2019
October 19 and 20, 2019, New York City, New York: Submission deadline—September 30, 2019
November 4–6, 2019, Los Angeles, California: Submission deadline—October 25, 2019
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN AUDITION, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
The Festival will not be accepting submissions via standard mail; all submissions must be electronic.
Please read the following instructions in their entirety before beginning the application process.
1. To begin the process, please fill out an application by clicking the link below:
2. Once you have completed the application, please email your resumé and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org following these guidelines:
A. Indicate your name in the subject line of your email message followed by your desired audition city.
For example: Will Shakespeare - Cedar City.
B. Attach your resumé and headshot using the following formats (no commas or spaces):
AuditionCity_Lastname_Firstname_resume.pdf. For example: CedarCity_Shakespeare_Will_Resume.pdf
AuditionCity_Lastname_Firstname_HS.jpg. For example: CedarCity_Shakespeare_Will_HS.jpg
C. Ensure that your union or non-union status is clearly designated within the context of your resumé.
D. Please do not send a cover letter or any supplemental materials (i.e., videos or additional photos).
3. Send your resumé and headshot to email@example.com.
The Production Manager (PM) is responsible for overseeing all departmental budgeting, scheduling, staffing, and coordination efforts involved to realize productions on time and within budget. In addition he/she must lead the organization as we adapt and balance to the evolving challenges when resources compete with vision. The PM supervises all stages of the production process, including design, budgeting, rehearsal and performance. The Production Manager, in coordination with the Artistic Director and Executive Producer , is expected to provide solutions to challenges, strategize to achieve middle ground between artistic goals and production demands, and offer leadership strategy to help the entire organization move forward.
The Production Manager, in conjunction with Southern Utah University (SUU) Theatre Arts and Dance Department, USF Facilities, and SUU Facilities, coordinates the use and maintenance of theatre facilities. The Production Manager is a member of the USF senior staff and participates with senior staff in setting policy and ongoing planning.
The Scenery Director oversees all activities of the Scenery and Paint Departments for the Festival. The Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all scenic elements for productions at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The Scenery Director, in conjunction with the Production Manager, recruits and hires all scenic staff, manages budgets, and coordinates schedules within the Scenery and Paint Departments. The Scenery Director, with the SUU Theatre Arts and Dance Department, maintains equipment and performance spaces while protecting the Utah Shakespeare Festival interests during the off-season. The Scenery Director takes a hands-on roll in the planning, construction, and implementation of scenery for the Festival season and for the Festival Educational Tour production.
All 2019 seasonal positions have been filled. Please check back this fall when we open hiring for 2020.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is committed to excellence through diversity.