We love our volunteer usher corps! These dedicated volunteers enjoy the theatre experience and share that passion with our audiences. We’re recruiting ushers now for our weekday morning school matinees, as well as our evening and weekend mainstage performances. Ushers help seat our patrons and also share the history of our award-winning theater, a Baltimore landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cheerful, friendly, positive people who love theatre enjoy this volunteer opportunity. Ushers get to wear our spiffy CSC red scarves and see our plays for free. Training is provided. Send us an email to get started as we prepare to open our 2017-2018 season.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is seeking actors for two upcoming productions:
- Its weekday school matinees of Romeo and Juliet. This production will be an edited, one-act version, followed by a talkback with the actors.
- The title role in Alice in Wonderland.
Auditions for these shows will be held simultaneously so there is no need to make two appointments.
Auditions will be held on Nov. 20 from 3pm-9pm, and Nov. 21 from 1pm-7pm, and will be held at our studio space at 206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, MD.
These are paid opportunities.
For the audition please prepare a short Shakespearean monologue, 16-20 lines max.
To schedule an appointment, please submit a headshot and resume (PDF files preferred) as well as a preferred audition time to Kyle Rudgers, production manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any questions or requests for further information to that address as well. No phone calls, please.
For Romeo and Juliet:
Rehearsals begin: Monday, Feb. 122
Performances: March 13-May 9
Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday, 10-3. Performances will be Monday-Friday beginning at 10am.
Actors with musical instrument proficiency (guitar, violin) will get priority.
For Alice in Wonderland:
Rehearsals begin March 19
Performances: April 27-May 27
Rehearsals held generally in the evening and on weekends. There will be weekday matinees for this production and a possible extension through June 3.
Posted on September 12, 2017
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is holding auditions for the part of IRA ALDRIDGE in our production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet.
Red Velvet is a historically-based drama centered around the performance of Ira Aldridge in Othello at the Covent Garden Theater in 1833. It will be directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap.
We are looking for an African-American male who can play Ira Aldridge both as a 26-year-old passionate about his craft and as an ailing 60-year-old. The ideal candidate will have facility with both contemporary language as well as Shakespearean language.
For the audition, please prepare a contemporary monologue as well as a Shakespearean monologue with a combined length of no more than 5 minutes. This is a paid opportunity.
Red Velvet will begin rehearsals on Dec. 18, 2017, and, after a break for the holidays, resume rehearsing on January 2, 2018. Rehearsals are generally Monday-Thursday, 7:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, and Sunday 6pm-10pm. Tech begins on January 27, 2018, and the show opens on Feb. 2, 2018, running through Feb. 25. Performances are generally Thursday-Saturday, 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Note that there will also be some performances at special times, including some 10am weekday matinees for school groups.
To sign up for an audition, or for further information, please submit a recent headshot and resume to Kyle Rudgers, Production Manager, at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
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