Island Shakespeare Festival 2020 Summer Season
Island Shakespeare Festival
About the project and the company
Our mission is to provide accessible classical theatre, realized for a contemporary audience.
ISF is a Pay What You Will company located on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. Please take a moment to check out our website (www.islandshakespearefest.org) to have a sense of who/what we are. Our FAQ page might be of particular interest. You can view photos from past seasons and learn more about who we are on our Facebook page and Instagram (@shakespeareisle).
Island Shakespeare Festival believes that classic theatre belongs to everyone, and we strive for inclusivity and representation of the scope of humanity in our audiences and in our company. We recognize that as a classical theatre company, we primarily produce plays written from a narrow cultural perspective in a very different historical context from our own. We believe the expanse of humanity available in these plays transcends those contexts and we are determined to define space in these stories for the rich variety of humans and experiences that exist in our world today. We invite all artists to submit for opportunities and roles that ignite their creative spirit.
You can find more information, character breakdowns, and sides here.
Please prepare one short Shakespeare monologue in verse, as well as any sides provided. We may ask for sides after we see your monologue, and are holding space throughout the day for brief callbacks.
Please bring 2 copies of your headshot and resume.
Our 2020 season includes:
Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Santiago Sosa (he/him): Santiago has a text-based approach to Shakespeare, and this production will focus on the quick wit in the language. Design will be a fairy-tale silhouette built from modern pieces, and books, lots of books.
Titus Andronicus, directed by Scott Kaiser (he/him): This production will use abstracted violence, movement, and metaphor to allow the audience to fill in what they don’t see. A contemporary silhouette, use of masks, minimal set, etc, will allow a focus on the words.
Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted and directed by Erin Murray (she/her) with artistic associate/dramaturg K. Woodzick (they/them): This production of Cyrano will investigate otherness today. The character of Cyrano will be played by and as a trans/non-binary person. The world of the play will be 1640’s France, with costumes and set representing the spectacle of the time, but we will find contemporary allusion in the new adaptation and in the sound design for the production.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All roles are open.
Location of Audition
TPS Studio C
Please prepare one short Shakespeare monologue in verse, as well as any sides provided. We may ask for sides after we see your monologue, and are holding space throughout the day for brief callbacks. Please provide two copies of your headshot and resume.
Preferred method of submission
December 17/18, 2019
Contract (union or other)
$1200/$2400/$3600 (1/2/3 show contracts) $1200/$2400/$3600 (1/2/3 show contracts)
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Please fill out audition form and sign up form, linked above.
Open to All
Website specific to project
Sides or script location