General Auditions

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be holding General Auditions for the 2019 Season (Comedy of Errors directed by Joshua Beaudry and As You Like It directed by Anita Smith) and beyond in Saskatoon on October 31st and November 1st, 2018.  Please note those dates may change as venues are confirmed.  We are accepting resumes and headshots from actors interested in auditioning for our 2019 festival productions. 

With a mandate to celebrate Saskatchewan artists we are particularly interested in hearing from artists living in or with deep roots in Saskatchewan.  We also highly encourage diversity and gender parity in submissions and have plans to serve these voices.  

Artists whose work is familiar to Artistic Producer Will Brooks are encouraged to submit and express interest but may not be required to audition.  Artists who have worked with the festival recently are always encouraged to get in touch to keep us informed of their particular artistic interests.

Please forward resumes and headshots in PDF format to

Only those artists receiving an audition will be contacted.

Rehearsals will begin May 31st and the shows will begin Previews July 3 running through to August 18, 2019.  

Submission deadline for actors is no later than October 8th at noon but artists are always encouraged to get in touch earlier.

Emerging Artist Program

For the past several years through funding support, the University of Saskatchewan Drama Department and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan have had the opportunity to engage in a program to hire University of Saskatchewan Greystone students and recent graduates as part of our festival.

In 2018 we were able to have four positions total in the areas of acting, stage management, wardrobe and directing. In 2017, four positions in production management, design, acting, and music. In 2016 we were able to have six positions total in the areas of acting, stage management, design, music, wardrobe, and technical theatre.  

We are now calling for submissions from students and recent graduates (within three years) for positions in 2019. At this time, we don’t know how many positions are available until funding is confirmed.  The intent of this program is to give candidates a chance to sit down with our Artistic Producer, Will Brooks, to begin a connection with the company, to discuss the work that would best suit the candidate’s educational and professional development, and for the successful candidates to gain the experience in a professional environment.

There is the ability to apply for both existing positions in the organization as well as positions created to suit the needs of successful candidates.  Areas can include but are not limited to:

• Design Assistantship

• Acting

• Administration and Management

• Musician

• Props Assistantship

• Stage Management Apprentice

• Backstage

• Wardrobe

• Front of House

• Box Office

• Dramaturgy and research

• Assistant Direction

• Production Management Assistantship

• Festival Management

Productions for our 2019 Season are Comedy of Errors and As You Like It.

We highly encourage diversity and gender parity in submissions and have plans to serve these voices.

To apply, please forward your resume and headshot (or portfolio) as is appropriate to your focus.  Also include a letter detailing the positions and work focus you are interested in and how that experience will further your artistic, educational, and professional goals.  Please send all of this in PDF format to Kristi Friday at

We will endeavor to meet with all applicants October 29-30 at the John Mitchell Building.  Performers will be required to present two monologues with at least one being Shakespearean.  

Rehearsals will begin May 31st, 2019 and the shows will begin previews July 3, 2019 running through to August 18, 2019.  Many of the positions will begin working in the winter as our processes are underway.

Submission deadline is no later than October 2nd, 2018 at noon.



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