Announcing Round 1 of our 2017 Season Auditions

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is pleased to announce auditions for our 2017 season. We will be auditioning for the first three shows in our season; all roles are open, and we’d like to see all ages and types; gender is not a factor. No experience with acting Shakespeare is required. Below is a brief overview of each show and its rehearsal and performance schedule. Actors will receive a stipend of $150. Download and complete an audition form and then click below to submit your form and schedule your audition.



Callbakcs Will Be Held

Sunday, December 11, 2016

5 pm – 9 pm


Monday, December 12, 2016

6 pm – 10 pm

What We Are Auditioning For

Antony & Cleopatra, directed by Tom Delise

This will be the third of our annual original pronunciation (OP) productions. Experience with OP is not required; dialect and accent experience is a plus, but is also not required.

  • Text work weekend: Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 (10-5 pm)

  • Rehearsals will begin February 4th and most rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays  (7-10 pm), Thursdays (7-10 pm), and Saturdays (10-4)

  • Tech week is Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30 

  • Performances are at St. Mary’s (March 31-April 2, April 7-9, April 14-16, and April 21-23).  There is one student matinee on Wednesday, April 5 – curtain for this show is 10 a.m.  There may be one show at Boordy Vineyards after the show has closed at St. Mary’s 


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Tom Delise

  • Text work weekend: Saturday,  April 29th  and Sunday, April 30th  (10 a.m. – 5 pm)

  • Rehearsals will begin May 20 and rehearsals will be held  Tuesdays (7-10 pm), Thursdays (7-10 pm), and Saturdays (10-4).  A few Sundays will be in lieu of Saturday rehearsals

  • Tech week is Monday, July 3rd  through Thursday, July 6th 

  • Performances: outdoors in the meadow at the Evergreen Museum and Library (9 shows – July 7-9, July 14-16, July 21-23), at St. Mary’s (July 28-30) and at Boordy Vineyards (August 11)


Love’s Labour's Lost, directed by Chris Cotterman

  • Text work weekend: Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 pm

  • Rehearsals will begin June 10th and rehearsals will be held on Mondays (7-10 pm), Wednesdays (7-10 pm), and Saturdays (10-4). A few Sundays will be in lieu of Saturday rehearsals.

  • Tech week is Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27

  • Performances: outdoors in the meadow at the Evergreen Museum and Library (9 shows – July 28-30, August 4-6, August 11-12),  at St. Mary’s (3 shows – August 18-20), and at Boordy Vineyards (2 shows – August 25 and September 1)


Auditions for the fourth play in our season, The Sea Voyage, by John Fletcher, directed by Ann Turiano, will be held at a later date. 


Where Auditions Will Be Held
St. Mary’s Outreach Center
3900 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211
Look for the sign on the building marking the entrance.
There is a parking lot next to the building, but be careful to park only in spots on the church side of the lot; DO NOT park in numbered/reserved spots on the tower side of the lot: you WILL be towed. Free parking is also available on Roland Avenue.


What to Bring

  • 1 copy of your headshot/resume

  • 1 completed copy of the audition form (the form is available on our website)

  • Conflicts you may have (please note that no conflicts are allowed for tech week)

  • Any instruments you play; be prepared to play 15-30 seconds of any selection you are familiar with (playing an instrument is optional)


What to Expect

  • You will NOT be expected to do a monologue

  • You will be asked to work collaboratively with a group of actors to produce a scene – sides to be used are posted on our website

  • You will be asked to sing (optional – 15 seconds of song of your choice)

  • You will be asked to play a musical instrument (optional – short piece of your choice)


Who We Are Looking For

  • We want actors who are willing to be equal members of an ensemble

  • We love to see actors make BIG, BOLD choices

  • We want actors who LOVE THE LANGUAGE and relish speaking it

  • We want actors who are willing to do ALL the necessary text work required by this company

  • We love actors who are comfortable making strong eye contact with our audiences and interacting with them when it is appropriate -- so please don't hesitate to make eye contact with the auditors during the auditions if your text calls for it

  • We want actors who are dependable, responsible, and generous – actors who realize the good of the many outweigh the good of the few, or the one (thank you, Mr. Spock)

  • We want actors who are on time to rehearsals and calls and off-book when requested

  • We want actors who are willing to learn and grow


Who We Are

  • We are dedicated to producing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by employing, as closely as possible, the staging conditions used by Shakespeare and his contemporaries – see below for more information about these staging conditions 

  • We glorify the concept of being an ensemble who works cooperatively together to achieve our artistic philosophy

  • We are EXTREMELY DEDICATED TO THE TEXT -- we work hard on paraphrasing, scansion, analysis of rhetoric, and other text concepts which we believe enables us to produce shows of excellent clarity (don’t worry, we will help you to develop these skills if you are not familiar with this type of work). We are iambic fundamentalists, and we are proud of it!


Thanks for your interest in Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and we hope to see you at auditions!

If you've performed with us in the past, you only need to schedule a slot in the callbacks!


Please complete an audition form.

Callback Sides

These scenes are the sides we'll be using for the callbacks. We will not necessarily use every side during your audition, and you will be considered for all roles regardless of what you read. Copies will be available at auditions.

A&C: I.2

A&C: I.3

A&C: I.4

A&C: II.2

A&C: II.7

Midsummer: II.1

Midsummer: III.1

Midsummer: III.2

Love's Labour's: I.1

Love's Labour's: I.2

Love's Labour's: IV.1

Love's Labour's: IV.2

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This organization is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. 

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