New Play Festival: Night of Shorts

– December 2nd from 1 pm to 4 pm

– December 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm

2024 Knoxville Shakespeare Season

Auditions for all three of our Knoxville Shakespeare productions will take place together on February 24th and 25th. Auditions are by Appointment only. Email to reserve your spot today!

  • Knoxville Shakespeare on The Hill: Much Ado About Nothing
    • Mabry Hazen Historic Home
    • May 2024
    • Directed by Allison Crye
  • Knoxville Shakespeare at Ijams: Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Ijams Nature Center
    • July 18th-August 11th, 2024
    • Directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt (R&J); and Laura Beth Wells (Midsummer)
  • Auditions consist of 2 contrasting monologues,
    • Preferably both with metered language, although 1 classical, and 1 contemporary is okay too.
    • Time: 60-90 seconds,
  • Music
    • A song– if you can carry a tune at all, we’d love to hear you sing a little. Radio tunes over musical theatre style. (Cannot sing? No big deal!)
    • Musical Instrument– if you play an instrument you have access to, come play a little tune for us.
  • Technical Interview:
    • If you would like to be considered for set design, lighting, sound, carpentry, props, or costumes, we’d love to talk to you. Feel free to bring any portfolio examples you may have, if any.
  • List of Conflicts
    • Please be sure to bring any and all known conflicts you may have from the day of audition through August 11th so we can best place you.

While this audition is for all three Knoxville Shakespeare productions for 2024, we do, from time to time, need to hold special auditions. However, attending this audition, or submitting a video audition, offers you first position in filling any roles that become available later.

We encourage all hopeful auditioners to join us. Shakespeare may seem scary, but we promise, you’ll find a place with us. If you would like some more information about our company, please check out A Word About Our Practices.

Tennessee Stage Company is a company– meaning we audition each year for multiple plays, generally casting the performers who audition in the same year, in multiple shows. We have folks who have joined our company year after year for 30 years and others who have just started their journey as performers. We have an internship program that offers a multi-year track; students are paid a stipend for the season and generally choose a technical focus such as lighting, sound, set construction, costuming, props, marketing, or stage management. For more information, feel free to email or

Location of Auditions and Parking

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