General auditions for the 2015 season have concluded. For additional questions, call 501-852-0702.
AST holds general auditions for Equity, non-Equity, and intern actors each year at our home in Conway, Arkansas, as well as in Chicago, Illinois. The Conway auditions typically take place in November, while the Chicago auditions can be anytime from October to December. We also accept video submissions through December 1st of each year. Callbacks happen in January, with casting following shortly. The 2015 season includes: The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Fiddler on the Roof, and an adaptation for young audiences of As You Like It.
Rehearsals for the 2015 season will begin May 12, with the first show opening on June 5. Shows will continue in repertory until June 28. For actors coming from out of town, housing will be provided. All acting positions are paid, and actors are eligible to join and earn points in the Equity Membership Candidate program.
AST is a professional Equity theatre operating on an URTA Tier 1 contract. We will be casting actors of a variety of ages and ethnicities–all are encouraged to apply.
AST accepts submissions from designers and directors interested in working with us on our summer repertory seasons. Please e-mail your resume and your portfolio (if available) to Producing Artistic Director Rebekah Scallet at email@example.com. You may also submit hard copies of your information to Rebekah by sending them to Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, UCA Box 5136, Conway, AR, 72035. AST also offers internships in design areas. Please see the “Technicians” section below for more information.
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre relies on a talented team of interns and staff members to make its performances possible. If you’d like to contribute to AST’s mission of bringing engaging Shakespearean acting to Arkansas, read about our summer internships below or click here to view our summer staff positions.
In addition to the responsibilities listed below, all interns will participate in set-up, changeovers, strike and may be asked to participate in other projects as necessary. This year’s internship session runs from May 12, 2015, to July 3, 2015. Interns will be paid $1,000 plus a housing stipend.
Description: The Properties Intern will assist the Props Master in gathering, construction and alteration of all props. Additionally, the Properties Intern will be responsible for running and maintaining props during the run of the shows. The AST summer season will consist of three mainstage shows and one children’s show. The ideal candidates will have experience in basic tool usage, prop assemblage and run crews.
Description: The Paint intern will assist the Charge Artist in painting scenery and drops for our summer repertory season.
Paints internship applicants must:
Description: The Electrics Intern will assist the Master Electrician with the hanging and focusing of all season lighting plots. The intern will also run the lighting board for some or all productions.
Electrics internship applicants must:
Description: Sound Intern will assist the Sound Engineer and Master Electrician. Sound intern may have opportunity to engineer one of our shows, depending on experience.
Sound internship applicants must:
Summer Staff Positions
Summer Staff Positions
Description: The Master Electrician’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) overseeing the crew of electricians and assisting the Lighting Designer in the hang, focus, and maintenance for the summer productions.
Master Electrician applicants must: