Auditions and Jobs


The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is seeking actors for our matinee production of Romeo and Juliet. This production is an intermissionless, 110-minute version performed for school groups throughout the region. A desire to share Shakespeare with underserved audiences is a must. Rehearsals begin February 10 and are held from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., with an opening date of March 10. The final performance is on April 29 and most performances are scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m.

The roles being cast are: Benvolio/Watch; Tybalt/Friar John/Watch; Paris/Gregory; Friar Lawrence/Abram; Prince; Montague/Musician; Lady Montague/Page; and Peter/Sampson/Apothecary.

Auditions will be held on December 16 and 17 from 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., and will be held at our studio space at 206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland. CSC is committed to diversity in our casting and encourages actors of all races, abilities, and gender identities and expressions to audition. Actors with musical instrument proficiency are especially desired.

Compensation for this engagement is $275 per week during the rehearsal period, and $75 per performance (maximum five performances per week).

For the audition please prepare a short Shakespearean monologue, 16–20 lines maximum. To schedule an appointment, please submit a headshot and resume (PDF files) as well as a preferred audition time to Kyle Rudgers, production manager, at Please send any questions or requests for further information to that address as well. No phone calls, please.



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Founded in 2002, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the leading classical theater company in Maryland. CSC is one of the six largest theater companies in the state. This vibrant, exciting arts organization serves Baltimore and points surrounding with innovative mainstage seasons, a vigorous education program that serves students in the theater and in the classroom, and a substantial community engagement effort.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has three venues. Its indoor performances are presented at the 265-seat Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, with a thrust stage uniquely designed for Chesapeake Shakespeare performances. Next door to the theater will be the Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, with offices, classrooms, rehearsal space and an alternative performance area. CSC’s outdoor venue is located in nearby Ellicott City, Maryland. This 275-seat outdoor theater is home to CSC’s summer performances and educational programming.