Auditions Schedule

Shakespeare Royal Oak 2018 Auditions

Sunday, March 11, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, March 12, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mainstage Show:  Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Gillian Eaton. The roles of Benedick and Beatrice are cast, all other roles are open. Rehearsals begin the week of June 26. Performance dates run Thursdays through Sundays, July 26 through August 5. Please sign up for a ten-minute slot online at

Daylight Family Show: World Premiere of The Comedy of Terrible Errors by Don Zolidis, Director TBA. Four Actors with strong improv skill and familiarity with Shakespeare. Rehearsals begin June 11. First Preview tentatively July 10; shows July 28 through August 4. Please sign up for a ten-minute slot online at

Audition Location: Starr Presbyterian Church, 1717 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Map >

Material: Please bring resume and headshot and present either one 2 minute Shakespearean speech, or two contrasting 1 minute Shakespeare speeches.

Limited Equity contracts available under special appearance contract. All performers will receive a stipend.

Water Works will consider Equity and non-Equity actors (as well as Acting Interns if age 18 and above) for all stage roles.

Crew and Backstage Interns may be considered from age 16 and up (with parental permission, if necessary). Actors under age 18 are encouraged to consider our week-long education workshops that include a full performance as a fun alternative.

Water Works Theatre Company presents Shakespeare Royal Oak, Michigan’s premier outdoor theatre event. Since 2001 Water Works has enhanced the quality of life in the community by presenting first class performances featuring local professional artists, and providing unique educational opportunities for youth, all in a dynamic outdoor setting.