Freewill Shakespeare Festival
2022 Audition Notice
Audition Dates: Friday January 14 through Monday January 17, please indicate in your submission e-mail if you have a preference of date.
Submission Deadline: Friday January 8th before 5pm MST.
Please send a headshot and CV to: [email protected]
Please title your documents using your first initial and last name, following this example: “D. Horak – General Audition.PDF”
CAEA members: indicate your Equity status at the time of submission. Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Please bring your membership number to the audition.
Covid-19 Protocols and Safety: You will need to present your vaccination record or proof of a recent test in order to enter the building to audition. You are required to wear a mask inside the building but at this time you are allowed to perform unmasked, if you are comfortable, while keeping physically distanced from others. Please note that these requirements may change as restrictions get implemented or loosened.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by David Horak & Measure for Measure directed by Nancy McAlear
Freewill Shakespeare Festival produces the works of William Shakespeare in the outdoor Heritage Amphitheatre with professional Canadian actors, directors, designers and technicians. We are committed to hiring local artists to illuminate in a bold, modern way the humanity of Shakespeare, and explore the relevance of those themes for contemporary audiences.
Rehearsal begins May 9th, 2022
Opening June 16 & 17th
Contract ends: July 10, 2022
If you receive an invitation to audition, please prepare two contrasting pieces, one monologue from Shakespeare and the other piece is your choice of monologue (Contemporary or Classical), song, dance, spoken word, special skill or any performance piece that you would like to share that best shows your talent. Please keep the pieces to less than 8 minutes in total length. Candidates should have a strong handle on Shakespearean text and be able to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions.
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is located in amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home.
We strive to reflect the diversity and strength of Edmonton and welcome applicants of all gender identities, cultures, sexual orientations, ethnicities and abilities.
We are deeply committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and anti-oppressive creative working environment. This commitment is shared by all of our Board members, staﬀ and volunteers.
Please let us know if there are any accessibility needs. If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them including accepting video or online auditions.
For those artists who have barriers to access to any part of our process as laid out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will happily work with you to allow you to show us your artistry in whatever format is easiest and accessible to you.