CSF holds auditions each season in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. We also accept video submissions. Please review the plays being produced in our 2014 season on our mainpage, at this time ALL roles are being auditioned except Mistress Quickly. CSF hires AEA and non-AEA actors on one, two, and three-show contracts.
Friday, January 17th
DENVER General auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO, 80204. 2nd Floor, Purple and Blue Studios.
Saturday, January 18th
BOULDER General auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): University of Colorado, Boulder, Theatre and Dance Department, 2nd Floor Acting Studio.
Sunday, January 19th
BOULDER Callbacks (9am-5pm, by invitation): University of Colorado, Boulder, Theatre and Dance Department, University Theatre.
Both AEA and non-AEA actors will be seen at the general auditions.
Appointments will be taken starting November 25th. Please contact Greg Thorson, Casting Associate, at email@example.com to obtain an audition slot. You do NOT need to send in a copy of your headshot and resume at this time. No phone calls please. DO NOT EMAIL BEFORE 11/25/13.
Please bring with you to the general auditions two copies of your headshot and resume stapled together. Pease prepare two contrasting classical pieces, no more than three minutes total in length. At least one piece should be Shakespeare, in verse. Please consider pieces from plays in our 2014 season.
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Beginning 12/2/13, emailed video auditions will be accepted (either Youtube or Vimeo). Deadline to submit is 12/31/13. Please prepare two contrasting pieces, no longer than three minutes total in length. Actors auditioning by video are encouraged to perform excerpts from the plays in our 2014 season. Please email link (plus headshot and resume) to: Casting Associate, Greg Thorson firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is an equal opportunity employer and encourages actors of underrepresented groups to audition for our season.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeks qualified sound, lighting, scenic and costume designers for its 2014 season. Five years professional design experience in equivalent LORT C houses preferred. Interested candidates should send their application materials and digital portfolio via email to Production Manager Benjamin Seibert at Benjamin.email@example.com
Application Deadline is Nov. 15, 2013.
The CU College of Arts & Sciences seeks a Producing Artistic Director (PAD) for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre in residence on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder. CSF produces a summer season of four to five productions in the beautiful 1000-seat Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the 400-seat indoor University Theatre, an outreach Shakespeare tour to area schools, and a year-round education program. The PAD will be a rostered member of the Department of Theatre & Dance, as a Full or Associate Professor with tenure, as a non-tenure track Artist-in-Residence, or as a University Staff (Professional Exempt) Director. The PAD will teach for the department and contribute to its mission, specifically as it collaborates with CSF.
CSF hires Equity and non-Equity, including students. With a $1.3 million annual budget, it supports the educational mission of CU Boulder through a dynamic partnership with Colorado’s Flagship University. The PAD is the prime steward of the festival’s artistic vision and must lead season selection, hire creative teams, drive donor and patron cultivation, and strengthen communication and collaboration between stakeholders. The PAD is responsible for strategic planning, financial management, fund-raising, contract negotiations, university relations, Board relations, community leadership and representation with national constituents such as the Shakespeare Theatre Association.
Three years’ experience in a leadership position in a professional theatre is required, as well as proven dynamic leadership skills, and the vision and ability to lead the organization with passion, financial integrity and a collaborative spirit. Preferred qualities include a university degree (MFA and/or Ph.D. preferred) as well as 3+ years of teaching experience at the university level. Rank (Professor, Associate Professor, Artist-in-Residence, or University Staff), salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Submit resume, the names and email addresses of three references from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited, and a cover letter detailing interest and addressing the above qualifications to: https://www.jobsatcu.com, job posting F00393.
Review of application will begin October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to the career development of emerging directors. The CSF AD Program pairs 3-5 early career directors who’ve shown interest and aptitude toward the production of Shakespearean or similar classic plays, with professional directors each summer season. The AD will be expected to serve in whatever capacity their respective director shall require, while gaining experience and a valuable perspective on the inner-workings of a professional, American Shakespearean rehearsal process, and serve as a valued member of the festival. AD’s who exhibit particular aptitude and talents during their initial summer production may be considered for future AD, or directing assignments within the festival’s range of programs. This program is open to all applicants, though CU graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance will be given strong consideration. AD assignments are unpaid.
-A cover letter describing your interest in the program
-Professional resume exhibiting BA/BFA degree in Theatre, directing experience, any experience with Shakespearean production (acting, design, dramaturgy), contact information for two references, and an electronic portfolio, if available
Assistant Director application materials should be sent to email@example.com. Applications received after January 1, 2014 will not be considered.
Graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder are encouraged to apply for dramaturg positions for the CSF summer season (application deadline Oct. 18, 2013). Please firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Thank you very much for your interest in working with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. At this time, we have filled all positions for our 2013 season. Please check back in January for our 2014 listings and internship opportunities.
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