Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Auditions will be viewed by: Director: Jim Warren
NSF Artistic Director: Denice Hicks
First Rehearsal August 3, Opening August 27, Closing September 20, 2020
Audition preparation instructions: Please slate your audition either at the beginning or end. Perform 90 seconds of Shakespeare (two short contrasting pieces that showcase versatility), at least one verse piece preferred. Optional: 16 bars of a song (one minute or less) acapella, self-accompanied, or with pre- recorded accompaniment.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions in lieu of live EPAs locally at the theatre in Nashville, TN.
Seeking video submissions from Equity members only.
Local TN area Equity actors are strongly encouraged to submit.
SM & ASM positions are not available, but submissions for future employment will be accepted.
All roles are any ethnicity, any gender. Male and female characters may be played by actors of differing genders from the characters.
There is one AEA contract anticipated to be cast among the available roles:
OLIVIA / VALENTINE (20-40)
MARIA / SEBASTIAN (20-30)
MALVOLIO / CAPTAIN / ANDREW (25-60) TOBY / ANTONIO (25-60)
ORSINO / MUSICIAN (20-40)
Video submissions only. Please upload your video to a sharing platform such as YouTube, and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12, 2020, along with your headshot and resume. Visit nashvilleshakes.org/audition for additional information.