Interactive Shakespeare Performer

Astoria, NY 11103

Job Details


EMIT (Educational Mobile Immersive Theatre) is seeking non-union interactive/classical performers for our upcoming immersive production of Romeo and Juliet. This show is being crafted for both school groups and the general public. Our shows are designed to create a highly exploratory and accessible environment for learners of all kinds. EMIT works to create this experience through the intersection of classical text and improvisation. Actors with skills and experiences in these areas, as well as actors who are comfortable working/performing for students, are highly encouraged to apply. We encourage you to check out our work at

We are a company that promotes diversity; we will consider actors of any gender and ethnicity for the following roles:




Understudy Track 1: Juliet, Lady Capulet, Tybalt, Prince, Nurse, Benvolio

Understudy Track 2: Romeo, Mercutio, Friar, Paris, Lord Capulet

Ensemble auditions will be held in 45 minute slots and are by appointment only. Auditions will be held at Wingspan Arts, located 630 9th Ave, Suite 602 on Sunday, February 3rd, 11:30am-6:45pm. To be considered for an audition slot, please send a resume that includes any educational work with students, headshot, and two professional references in either education or theatre to Please prepare a one minute cut of a classical monologue (verse preferred) and wear clothing you are comfortable playing with the group in.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

We rehearse at the NY Foundling (590 6th Ave, Manhattan). Actors will not be called for all rehearsals. School performances and public performances will be hosted by The Shakespeare Forum at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 on the Upper East Side.


Tuesday, March 5, 7:00p-9:30p

Thursday, March 7, 7:00p-9:30p

Saturday, March 9, 10:00a-2:00p

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00p-9:30p

Thursday, March 14, 7:00p-9:30p

Saturday, March 16, 10:00a-2:00p

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00p-9:30p

Thursday, March 21, 7:00p-9:30p

Saturday, March 23, 10:00a-2:00p

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00p-9:30p

Thursday, March 28, 7:00p-9:30p

Saturday, March 30, 10:00a-2:00p

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00p-9:30p

Thursday, April 4, 7:00p-9:30p

Saturday, April 6, 10:00a-2:00p

Sunday, April 7, Tech, 11:00a-7:00p (El Barrio’s Artspace)

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00p-9:30p (NY Foundling)

Thursday, April 11, 7:00p-9:30p (NY Foundling)

Sunday, April 14, 4p-10p, Tech/Public performance (El Barrio’s Artspace)


Monday, April 15th, span of day 9:00a-3:00p

Tuesday, April 16th, span of day 9:00a-3:00p

Wednesday, April 17th, span of day 9:00a-3:00p

Thursday, April 18th, span of day 10:00a-10:00p (to include an evening public performance)

Friday, April 19th, span of day 10:00a-10:00p (to include an evening public performance)

Upstate School Performance: 2 dates TBD between May 20 and May 31


Each actor will be paid an initial stipend of $500.

Each understudy will receive $30 per attended rehearsal (approx. 5 rehearsals) and receive $100 per covered performance day.

Please note: Additional performances may be added in the case of a school booking an in-school performance not at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109.  The pay scale for in-school performances is as follows:

1 show day: $100

2 show day: $150

3 show day: $200



March 5, 2019 – May 30, 2019





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