Artists

GENERAL AUDITIONS NOTICE

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival has been producing the works of William Shakespeare in repertory on Treaty 6 territory on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River since 1985, attracting over 10,000 visitors provincially, nationally, and internationally annually to our summer festival. To learn more about our past productions and company mandate visit shakespearesask.com. 

We will be holding General Auditions on FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 and SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, in Saskatoon. Artistic Director Kayvon Khoshkam and General Manager Melanie Rogowski will be in attendance.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from BIPOC, racialized and gender diverse artists, as we continue to improve how we serve all voices. With a mandate to celebrate Saskatchewan artists we are particularly interested in hearing from artists living in or with deep roots in Saskatchewan.

The 2023 season will be announced in late 2022.

Who is Eligible
Individuals who reside in Saskatchewan are invited to submit their headshots and resumes for general audition consideration. Out of province individuals may submit by tape if requested.

Artists who are members of the Canadian Actors Equity Association will be given audition priority. Non-member artists will be seen when and if spaces are available. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre, and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Actors cast in any production , whether members of CAEA or not, will be engaged under a CTA contract.

How to Submit
Please email your headshot and resume to auditions@shakespearesask.com with “GENERAL AUDITION SUBMISSION” in the subject line.

All submissions (for both audition dates) must be received by August 5. Only successful applicants will be contacted with an audition time slot by no later than end of day Monday, August 8.

Audition Requirements

  • One Shakespearean Monologue (no longer than 3 minutes).
  • One piece of the artist’s choosing, regardless of discipline or structure. This could include, but is by no means restricted to, a contemporary monologue, a song, movement, comedy, instrumentation, etc. Whatever you feel best showcases you. (no longer than 3 minutes)

*There will be NO accompanist present.

If you have limited availability for the audition days, please include that information in your submission for ease of scheduling. We will do our best, but may not be able to accommodate all requests.  

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 Safety Policy
Everyone working with the company is expected to be fully vaccinated (if they are medically able). Please be aware of this requirement before you submit a request for an audition.

Emerging Artist Program

Please check back in September for info about our 2023 emerging artist program.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE

  • Julie Ann WristonChair
  • Tre BynoeTreasurer
  • Rick EwenSecretary
  • Vic DuboisPast Chair

MEMBERS AT LARGE

  • Dustin Anderson
  • Lorna Callbeck Cross
  • Matt Josdal
  • Jessica McDonald
  • Laura Negraeff
  • Peter Robinson

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