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Audition Notice: 2019 Mainstage

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ summer Shakespeare productions in Forest Park are one of the cultural gems of St. Louis. Playing to thousands of residents and visitors every night, they offer world-class artistry and an unmatched spirit of community in one of America’s greatest urban parks. This summer, the Festival offers up one of Shakespeare’s most dazzling and delightful comedies about the very different ways that we love and want to be loved.

Open auditions for the 2019 Mainstage production of Love’s Labour’s Lost will take place December 14-16, 2018.  The director is SFSTL executive producer Tom Ridgely.  We are committed to casting a diverse company. We invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for roles they most identify with.

There will be live music in the show. While not a requirement for any specific role, we are seeking actors who also sing and/or play musical instruments, especially ones interested in Armado, Costard, Holofernes, Moth, Nathaniel, Dull and Jacquenetta.

Auditions: December 14 and 15, 2018, 9AM – 7PM
Callbacks: December 16, 2018, 9AM – 4PM
First Rehearsal: April 30, 2019
First Performance: May 29, 2019
Closing: June 23, 2019

AUDITION PREP:  A reader will be provided at the audition.  See 2019 Audition Notice & Character Breakdowns for information on roles being auditioned.  Click here to download audition sides.

BRING: Two copies each of your headshot and resume.

AUDITION LOCATION: 17 S. Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119



Directors who are interested in working with us should submit their credentials to Directors are generally selected well in advance and must possess experience directing classical text.


Designers interested in working with us should submit their credentials to