Auditions Summer 2019

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Auditions for our 2019 summer season are coming up!
If you are interested in auditioning, everything you need to know is listed below.

When: March 23 at 7pm
Where: The Elder building acting lab
What to have prepared: Please bring 2 contrasting classical monologues (drama and comedy in the Shakespearean style) and at least 14 bars of a song (can be accapella, but it is HIGHLY encouraged, nay suggested, that if you can play your own instrument to bring it and wow us).
In addition: please be prepared to stay and do some cold reads with fellow auditioners.
What else to bring: a headshot and resume

Everything you need to know:

Please know your conflict dates and potential schedule problems ahead of time. We will not be able to accommodate much in the way of changes once our production schedule starts. We hit the ground running and don’t stop til we close. Students, local artists, and professionals from all over the nation are welcome to audition.
Hoosier Shakes does provide housing for out-of-town artists, and we are happy to pay our artists a lovely stipend complete with perks such as a modest per-diem, coupons for local eateries, and goodies from both the Hoosier Shakes board and local Fan group, our Movers and HoosierShakers!
Casting is expected to be finalized no later than 2 weeks after auditions.
We also accept video auditions with the same requirements for physical auditions and can be sent to Please send in materials no later than March 23.

Information in regards to hired actors:

– Our season dates are June 23rd – August 4.
– Shows open on July 17.
– We rehearse twice a day, in four hour increments, and excess time during the day is spent on music rehearsal, dance/fight rehearsal, scene/partner work, and assisting with behind the scenes stuff (i.e. painting, sanding of set pieces, sewing, hot-gluing, props hunting, and more as is needed for the productions.)
– We are very much an all-for-one and one-for-all company. See a Need, Fill a Need. Everyone pulls their weight and then some. We are a community focused on company.
We are a traveling troupe, performing in anywhere from 3-6 different arenas over 3 different towns, and everyone will be needed to accomplish this smoothly and safely.
– If you are hired, be expected to sing and dance not only as a part of our shows but as a part of our field trips.

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