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AUDITION FOR OUR 
2023 SEASON

We're thrilled to be in our second decade of offering free, professional theatre to audiences in Northeastern Pennsylvania and we’re delighted to be making use of our brand new black box venue, The Shakes Space for this exciting summer of work.

 

We’re therefore seeking a company of versatile performers to take on this momentus 12th season.

2023 CASTING CALL

We aim to offer a positive, accessible audition process that serves every actor applying, let us know if you have questions at casting@scrantonshakes.com

 

Our 2023 casting process will take place entirely online. Applications close March 22 at 5pm EST. 

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Follow the steps below to submit your application.

STEP

1

Read our casting notice carefully and choose materials to prepare.

STEP

2

Prepare your self tape & upload to YouTube, Vimeo or similar platform. Please slate at the start of your video. 

STEP

3

Click 'START APPLICATION' to:

  • Submit the link to your self tape.

  • Upload headshot and resume.

  • Answer a few questions.

2023 SEASON


Scranton Shakes is thrilled to be unveiling another season of free, professional theatre for audiences in Northeastern Pennsylvania - all happening in our brand new black box, The Shakes Space! We’re therefore seeking a company of versatile performers to take on this exciting 12th season. Productions include:

MAINSTAGE

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
OTHELLO

RENT

 

YOUTH ENSEMBLE

TWELFTH NIGHT
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL

 

Rehearsals and performances will take place in Scranton, PA.

Maximum 6 week non-equity contract between June 12th 2023 and July 24th 2023

 

We’re still committed to everyone’s safety and wellbeing even as we we edge further away from the wider effects of the pandemic. Subsequently, we are seeking to cast a tight repertory company to perform in multiple productions in a rolling rep. There may also be some performers hired for less shows, or who are contracted as inter-disciplined artists with other responsibilities to keep our company numbers at a minimum. 

 

Stipend varies from $200-$1500 depending on duties. Also Included:

  • Round trip transportation to Scranton from NYC or Philadelphia

  • Housing; private bedroom with WiFi and central AC

  • Gym access

  • Swimming pool access 

  • Some meals*

 

Our auditions are open to everyone. Anyone who submits will be seen and considered by our creative team.

In regards to the breakdowns below, the character descriptions are taken from their respective scripts and should be considered as a starting point,  they are not carved in stone.  We seek to reflect an accurate representation of the world we live in; we fully intend to cast broadly in regards to race/ethnicity, gender and identity, body type, and ability.

 

While we appreciate characters may be listed and written in a binary format with he/she pronouns, we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for any roles they most identify with. 

 

All candidates will be required to provide an accurate headshot, an up-to-date resume and will be asked to submit a self taped audition from pre-selected material. You will have the opportunity to highlight roles of interest to you in your application. 

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or to let us know how further we can support your application at casting@scrantonshakes.com

BREAKDOWNS

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED SUPPORT?

Breakdowns

READY TO AUDITION?

Prepare your self tape audition with any material that fits the descriptors below. Please include all of the following elements in your tape:

1. A Shakespeare Monologue

2. A Musical Selection
 

32 bars (or under a minute) in the same style as our shows. Material from shows in our season is acceptable.

DEADLINE: MARCH 22 by 5PM EST

No longer than 2 minutes.

Not a singer? We're casting a repertory company and expect that people will have varied strength in their talents. Please give everything a go or we many not be able to consider your application! 

Audition Sides

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED SUPPORT?

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or to let us know how we can further support your application at casting@scrantonshakes.com

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