MSF 2019 MainStage Season

Auditions will be held in February for our 2019 MainStage Season consisting of Shakespeare's KING LEAR, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, and Edmond Rostand's CYRANO DE BERGERAC.


Monday, February 4 in Chicago

Chicago Equity Office

557 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60661


Tuesday, February 5 in Chicago

Chicago Equity Office

557 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60661


To schedule an audition slot for Chicago – you must follow the directions on AEA’s Casting Call. Chicago auditions are scheduled by AEA. Walkin-ins welcome as time permits.



Saturday, February 23 in Detroit

Old Main of Wayne State University

480 W Hancock St

Detroit, MI 48201


Sunday, February 24 in Jackson

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall

215 W. Michigan Ave.

Jackson, MI  49201


To schedule an audition slot for Detroit or Jackson, please email Kimberly at

Please give your location/day preference and if you have a general time preference, we will do our best to honor it.


Please prepare


2 contrasting Shakespeare monologues, together totaling no more than 3 minutes.  


Please be prepared, if asked, to sing 16 bars, acapella, music type your choice, that shows off your vocal range.  Casting is not dependent upon singing ability.

Please bring 2 headshots/resumes- one for each director.

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.  


The MSF will be hiring 8 actors who will perform in all three shows.  

The roles of Lear, Gloucester, Kent, Edmund, Edgar, Cornwall, Cyrano, de Guiche, Le Bret, and Christian are cast.

Contracts are for 11 weeks: 

move in: June 3

first rehearsal: June 4

first preview: July 11

closing performance: August 18

AEA contracts are under LOA-LORT ($412/wk plus pension/benefits)

non-AEA contract averages $250/wk

Housing available for all company members whose homes are outside 50 miles from rehearsal hall.

Rehearsals are held in Jackson, MI

Performances are held in two locations:

Jackson, MI Baughman Theatre

Canton, MI the Village Theatre

We do not accept digital submissions.

Casting will be complete by March 20th.


MSF Touring Company

Hiring is complete for the 2018-2019 MSF Touring Company.   

Thank you for your interest.