Audition

Southern Shakespeare Company auditions are open to all – from experienced performers to those stepping on stage for the first time. We are always thrilled to welcome new talent to our productions!

Auditions for adult Equity and non-Equity actors are held periodically throughout the year. (For auditions for Tallahassee area youth, please see our Bardlings program.)

We advocate for diversity throughout our organization and strongly encourage auditions from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Upcoming Auditions

All currently open auditions for Southern Shakespeare Company shows are listed here and on our social media.

Typically, auditions request at least one <60 second monologue suited to the show’s style. Each audition’s requirements will be specified below.

A Town Divided Auditions: August 23-24, 7 pm at Turner Auditorium

Auditions take place at the Turner Auditorium (444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304) jointly with Theatre TCC! (learn more about their season here) and are open to anyone who has an interest in participating.

Those who wish to audition should prepare a monologue or two contrasting monologues not to exceed 90 seconds total.

A Town Divided (February 8-10, 2023) uses stories collected from the Tallahassee community to highlight the complications and miseducation that lead to racial tension and long-term communal divide. The play’s allusion to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet adds to its timelessness: for centuries audiences have witnessed what comes from fruitless feuds based in hate as they watch the tragic fate of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

Roles that will be cast (and their counterparts in Romeo and Juliet) include:

  • Juelle (Juliet): 17 years old, black
  • Rob (Romeo): 17 years old, white
  • Elle (Lady Capulet): Juelle’s mother, black
  • Sarah (Lady Montague): Rob’s mother, white
  • Tyrone (Tybalt): Juelle’s older brother, black
  • Sheriff Joe (the Prince): law enforcement officer, race open

Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra Auditions

Watch this space for updates about these plays’ auditions, which will take place in fall of 2022.

More Info & Contact

If you have further questions about any of the upcoming auditions, please reach out to us on social media or via email.

If you would like to receive email notification about future auditions, please use the button below to submit your name and contact information.

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