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Seeking Actors

Please prepare a video submission of two contrasting classical monologues, one of which being Shakespearean. Video auditions are accepted as an UNLISTED YouTube link.

All roles are open and paid a stipend to the actor upon completion of last performance.

Cleveland Shakespeare Auditions

Auditions - Video Submission

Callbacks - In Person                                                                                  

Video Auditions are accepted as an (UNLISTED) YouTube link

Upload a video of two* contrasting monologues.

*If only auditioning for a single production, only one monologue is needed per audition.


Ensure auditions channels are set to UNLISTED (not private)

Have all materials ready when filling out Audition Form



5:00 pm EST

Sunday, March 17


Google Form: 

  • Resume & Headshot

  • Audition Video Link

  • Contact/Audition Info

  • Conflict Sheet

(By Invitation Only)

In-person callbacks will be held during the afternoon of March 23 and/or evening of March 25.

March 23 & March 25

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Commitment to Diversity

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is fully committed to the goal of diversity in art. We are well-known  for our practice of non-traditional  casting,  having welcomed actors of  all likes in roles traditionally reserved for white males (particularly leading roles). We put on stage a host of actors who do not look like traditional Shakespearean casts, and whom young minority audience members may identify as role models.


Over the last 21 years, our goal is to provide the many underserved populations of greater Cleveland with culturally rich experiences right in their own neighborhoods. In order to achieve this goal, we do something no other theatre in Northeastern Ohio does – we offer FREE ADMISSION to all of our touring productions. This allows all individuals, regardless of background, income or zip code, to experience live storytelling, community engagement, history, art and creative enjoyment in their own communities.

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