Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NCShakes and Festival Stage of Winston-Salem to hold local auditions

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (NCShakes) and its affiliate theater Festival Stage of Winston-Salem will be holding Equity Principal Auditions for their upcoming seasons Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, at the offices located at 807 W. Ward Ave. in High Point.
NCShakes will be auditioning for its MainStage production of Romeo & Juliet. Festival Stage will be auditioning for its productions of Hatchetman, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, 33 Variations and Proof. Each company operates as an independent theater under a LORT ‘D’ contract with Actors’ Equity Association.
Equity actors have the option of auditioning for both companies if they so choose by stating this intent at the time of registering to audition. Auditionees for NCShakes must prepare a two-minute classical monologue. Festival Stage auditionees must prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue. Actors must bring a resume and 8 x 10 headshot. Call-back dates will be announced at the time of audition. NCShakes and Festival invite actors of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities to audition.
Auditions will be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 1 to 2 p.m. Equity actors without appointments will be seen as time permits.
To schedule an audition, call the NCShakes/Festival Stage offices during regular business hours at (336) 841-2273. Additional audition information is available on the NCShakes website; click on ‘About NCShakes’, then ‘News’ and look for the audition listing. Additional information about Festival Stage is available on the website in the News section.
For further information about the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, call (336) 841-2273 or visit For further information about affiliate company Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, call (336) 841-2273 or visit

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