MSF 2020 MainStage Season

Auditions for the 2020 MainStage Season consisting of Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Charley's Aunt will be held: 

March 2 & 3 in Chicago, 10 AM  - 6 PM

Chicago Equity Office

557 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL

Audition slots for Chicago Auditions 

will be set through AEA’s Casting Call


March 7 in Detroit, 10 AM – 5 PM

Old Main Rm. 4413

4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI

(please enter on the Hancock side)


March 8 in Jackson, 9 AM – 4 PM

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall

215 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Audition slots for MI are set by email:

If you have a preferred time, let us know, 

we can try to accommodate.

We do not accept digital submissions.


Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues

totaling 3 minutes

Be prepared to 16 bars if asked – any style

Please bring 2 copies of H/R


11 week contracts

June 2, first rehearsal / August 16 closing performance

AEA: $448/wk

Non-AEA: average $300/wk

Non-local company members are offered housing

4 bedroom (2 bath) climate controlled apartments  


The roles of Henry and Falstaff have been cast

Casting will be complete by March 20.

Do not call the office.

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival practices inclusive casting, we welcome artists all ages, gender identities, and races. Actors will be evaluated on their clarity of choices and language and the needs of the productions.  

MSF Touring Company

Hiring is complete for the 2019-2020 MSF Touring Company.   

Thank you for your interest.