VERMILLION — The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival seeks non-Equity performers for its second outdoor season of free Shakespeare in Vermillion’s Prentis Park. The Festival seeks professional actors, actor/musicians and teaching artists from the Great Plains region and nationally to form an ensemble-based Shakespeare company for a four-week contract in Vermillion.

All positions are paid. Actors coming from out of town will be eligible for local housing and a travel stipend.

The festival will present “Taming of the Shrew” at the Prentis Park in Vermillion June 13-15. Rehearsals begin May 19.

Local auditions will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-4 p.m. at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on the University of South Dakota campus, in Vermillion, South Dakota. Sign up on the callboard at USD Theatre, call (605) 622-0423, or e-mail to schedule an appointment

Please prepare one or two contrasting Shakespeare monologues. Musicians should prepare a brief song. Bring a picture and resume. Callbacks will be held at USD Feb. 2, by appointment.

For more information about the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, visit

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