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Hoosier Shakes seeks an African American actor, 20s-40s ish, for the role of Othello.
Pay and perks: Hoosier Shakes provides housing for out-of-town artists, and we are happy to pay our artists a stipend in addition to perks such as a modest per diem, coupons for local eateries, and goodies from both the Hoosier Shakes board and local fan group, our Movers and HoosierShakers! The stipend for the role of Othello is at least $500, with the chance to double that for an actor who is willing to help out the company in other ways (see below).
Other information: We rehearse both shows in our season once per day in four hour increments, and excess time during the day is spent on music rehearsal, dance/fight rehearsal, scene/partner work, and assisting with behind the scenes stuff (i.e. painting, sanding of set pieces, sewing, hot-gluing, props hunting, and more as is needed for the productions.) We are very much an all-for-one and one-for-all company. See a need, fill a need. Everyone pulls their weight and then some. We are a community focused on company. We are a traveling troupe, performing in anywhere from 3-6 different arenas over 3 different towns, and everyone will be needed to accomplish this smoothly and safely. If you are hired, be expected to sing and dance not only as a part of our shows but as a part of our promotional field trips.
Company actors are usually in both shows, which perform every other day in repertory, but in this particular case, the actor would be in Othello only (potentially also an extra in As You Like It, which is already fully cast). To make up for only being in the one show, the pay will be highest if the actor is willing to also assistant stage manage, assist with music direction, or otherwise somehow help out the company in a similarly substantial way while on contract (that is not necessary in order to be cast but will get the actor the highest pay).
June 23-Aug. 4. Performances start July 17. We have one day off per week, and once we hit the ground running, we don't stop til we close.