Each year, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival hires professional actors, technicians and production staff to mount the main stage season. The Festival holds auditions for actors and interviews for all other positions; both are by appointment only.

Casting Details and Auditions: 

Thank You!
We appreciate your interest in working with us.

All actors are welcome to submit headshots and resumes at any time of the year. We also accept video auditions. If sending a video, please include a Shakespeare monologue, a contemporary piece and a song (if you sing.) CLICK HERE to email resumes, cover letters and/or upload auditions to YouTube and provide a link. Submissions may be made at any time of the year. Helpful information about the company may be found by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of submissions received, we cannot respond personally to your submissions.

Audition postings for EQUITY (AEA) actors are listed at Please consult the AEA website for Idaho Shakespeare Festival audition opportunities.

Non-EQUITY actors are also regularly considered for Idaho Shakespeare Festival roles.

Hunchback of Notre Dame Onstage Chorus Auditions

Idaho Shakespeare Festival is seeking singers for this summer’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

This is a volunteer position but chorus members will receive 2 comps to Hunchback and admission to the hillside for the other shows in the season.

The chorus will be onstage for the duration of the show with minimal staging and will be singing with music.

PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING: All singers MUST be members of an existing community choir, be strong vocalists, have good sight reading skills, live locally, be over 19 years of age and be able to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule. Members of Actors Equity are not eligible for consideration. ISF is looking for all ranges: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Men are strongly encouraged to attend.

Auditions will be held at the Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton Street in the Loft.
Audition times: Saturday April 8, 10 -1 and 2-5 with sign up beginning at 9 in the lobby and Sunday April 9 from 1-5 with sign up beginning at 12.
At sign up, you will be able to select an time slot for that day’s auditions.
Please prepare a legit musical theater or classical piece no longer than 3 minutes.

If cast, you must be available for one of the following schedules:

Chorus A

  • Friday, June 9th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Saturday, June 10th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Friday, June 16th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Saturday, June 17 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, June 29th 6-12PM – Rehearsal
  • Friday, June 30th 8PM – Performance
  • Saturday, July 1st 8PM – Performance
  • Sunday, July 2nd 7PM – Performance
  • Tuesday, July 4th 8PM – Performance
  • Wednesday, July 5th 8PM – Performance
  • Saturday, July 8th 8PM – Performance
  • Sunday, July 9th 8PM – Performance

Chorus C

  • Friday, June 9th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Saturday, June 10th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Friday, June 16th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Saturday, June 17th 6-9PM – Rehearsal
  • Saturday, June 24th 12-5PM – Rehearsal
  • Thursday, June 29th 6-12PM – Rehearsal
  • Brush Up TBA in August
  • Friday, August 11th 8PM – Performance
  • Saturday, August 12th 8PM – Performance
  • Wednesday, August 16th 8PM – Performance
  • Saturday, August 19th 8PM – Performance
  • Sunday, August 20th 7PM – Performance
  • Tuesday, August 22nd 8PM – Performance
  • Wednesday, August 23rd – Performance
  • Thursday, August 31st – Performance
  • Friday, September 1st – Performance

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