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Welcome to Shakespeare Royal Oak

Since 2001, Shakespeare Royal Oak has presented Michigan's premier outdoor Shakespeare festival with the area's best professional and emerging professional artists, in a one-of-a-kind outdoor summer setting. We also offer education programs for grades 1-8 (KidsAct!) and grades 9-12 (SRO Teen Ensemble). Through the years, we've entertained thousands, and employed hundreds of local artists, many of whom have gone on to succeed in theater, television and film. Our summer students learn creative thinking, empathy, and problem solving skills, as well how fun it is to just make friends and do a show. SRO has received many accolades from community and state leaders, and has garnered its fair share of artistic awards, too. Most importantly, we continue to create a sustaining movement of artistic and community excellence, thanks to our artists, patrons and sponsors. So bring your family and friends to enjoy this experience as we continue making magic in the park for you. Welcome to Shakespeare Royal Oak!

2023 Shakespeare Royal Oak Director Search

Shakespeare Royal Oak Accepting Proposals to Direct 2023 Season 

Shakespeare Royal Oak is now accepting proposals to direct a Shakespeare comedy from local, non-union directors for our 2023 season in the park!
Auditions would be held in March or April 2023, with rehearsals starting at the end of June. Opening night is scheduled for July 27, closing August 6 of 2023. There is no form to fill out, just provide your name and contact information, attach a resume and a couple of visuals to help us see what you see, and then tell us - in your own words - about the play: why it moves you, and describe your vision. Keep it brief and inspiring. Note that we usually trim the Bard for length to keep it under an hour for each of two acts with one intermission. For 22 years Shakespeare Royal Oak has been a home for creative and equitable casting.
Submissions must be received no later than December 10th 2022 for consideration. Final decisions will be made by December 31th, 2022. 
Please send all submissions to by the requested date. Submission must be complete for consideration. Thank you for your interest in working with Shakespeare Royal Oak!
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