Classical Actors Ensemble announces auditions for the 2019 season, including:

The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
directed by Joseph Papke
performing in Twin Cities parks, June 21 – July 21
rehearsals begin week of April 29

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Randall J. Funk

Arden of Faversham
by Anonymous
directed by Joseph Papke
performing in repertory September 6 – 29
rehearsals begin mid-July

We are seeking adult, non-union men and women of all ages.
Teens 16+ are welcome as interns and ensemble members.
We are especially seeking actors who play musical instruments and actors of color.
Stipends paid to non-ensemble performers, $250-800, varying by project/role.

Please prepare at least one brief monologue (90 seconds or under) from an English play circa 1590 – 1642
that best shows your skill with heightened text.  It may befit you to have a second, contrasting piece.
Please bring a headshot/resume.
Auditions will be held Saturday, February 16 in Minneapolis.
You can sign up for an audition slot here
If all audition slots are full, or if you are unable to attend on the 16th and would like to be considered, please send your headshot and resume by email to auditions at