Pay Rate: $200 stipend
Audition Date and Time: Video Submission due by Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by 11:59pm (CST)
Audition Location: Preliminary auditions are virtual. Callbacks will be in-person November 12-14, 2022 at The Greenhouse Theater Center
Contact Person Email: manon@chicagoyouthshakespeare.org
Contact Person Name: Manon Spadaro

CALL FOR YOUTH ACTORS (ages 14-19)! Now is your chance to be part of Chicago’s only professional, all-teen Shakespeare company and get paid to do what you love!

Chicago Youth Shakespeare is seeking up to 15 youth actors (ages 14-19*) for the 2022-23 CYS Ensemble and production of Romeo and Juliet

*This opportunity is for young adult actors only.


Material to Prepare:

Please prepare a Shakespeare monologue (any play/role/gender) that is approximately 1-2 min. in length. No sonnets, please!

- VIDEO SUBMISSION DUE BY Tuesday, November 1 at 11:59pm (CST)
- VIDEOS: Please either submit one (1) video file containing the submission (maximum file size: 20MB) - or, if your video file is larger than that, please upload a Word or PDF document that has a link to view your audition video online as either a direct YouTube or Vimeo link, or method *not* requiring the video to be downloaded for viewing.


TO SUBMIT: Please visit https://www.chicagoyouthshakespeare.org/auditionportal.html to complete the audition form and submit your self-tape.

If you have questions, or experience technical difficulties formatting your submission as requested, please email manon@chicagoyouthshakespeare.org. No phone calls, please.

Time Commitment:

- First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 2, 2023
- Weeknights, M-Th 6-9pm
- Sundays, 1-5pm

NOTE: Actors will not be called for more than 3 weeknight rehearsals per week between January 2 and February 10. Times and days are subject to change for rehearsals.

Opening: February 17, 2023 at The Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Center on Halsted

Additional performance dates: February 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and 26; plus up to three local touring dates between February 27 and March 10, 2023 (TBA)

Character Type/Restrictions:

CASTING ALL ROLES.  All types, genders, abilities are encouraged to audition! No prior Shakespeare experience required.

To view the audition submission form, please visit: https://www.chicagoyouthshakespeare.org/auditionportal.html

To learn more about the CYS Ensemble, please visit: https://www.chicagoyouthshakespeare.org/cys-ensemble.html