NDSF 2022 auditions begin Feb. 6; apprentice info session Jan. 20

Author: James Comerford

NDSF 2022 auditions take place February 6 & 7, 2022!

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Don’t miss your opportunity to join the venerable Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival! Locally focused but with an international reach, NDSF returns in full force this coming summer, featuring a new Professional Company staging of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Chris Anthony, alongside a new Touring Company production of All's Well That Ends Well, directed by Scotty Arnold.

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival features both professional and student talent working alongside each other, and performs annually for thousands of visitors from across the United States, as well as several international regions. The Festival features Broadway and Tony Award-winning actors, and world-class artists from the Cleveland Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Old Globe, the Public Theater, Canada’s Stratford Festival, and many others from New York to Los Angeles.

In addition, local adult actors will be invited to audition for roles in this year’s Professional and Touring Companies. “I'm delighted to continue the tradition of casting undergraduates, grad students, recent graduates, and local pros, together with artists from Broadway, Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond," says Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Click here to register for your audition, and for information about roles and audition requirements. Production staff and technical interviews will take place in February. Video auditions by invitation only, please; email NDSFAuditions@nd.edu to request a video audition. 


  • In-person appointments for all students, recent graduates, and local (Michiana area) actors will close Feb. 5 at 5:00 p.m. (or when filled). 
  • Video auditions for all members of Actors' Equity Association will close Feb. 8 at 5:00 p.m. 

Audition Info: 

NDSF 2022 Apprentice Program info session: January 20, 2022

Don't miss the opportunity to enrich your professional career! The Apprentice Program is a key component of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Apprentices work side-by-side with career professionals in a theatrical setting, and hail not only from our home campuses at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College, but other universities and colleges across the United States. Many former Apprentices enjoy careers in acting, design, production, and administration. Paid positions are available at both the professional and apprentice levels.

Apprentice Program Info Session: 

  • WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, IN