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  • General crew opportunities
  • Volunteer usher

Volunteer crew positions available for productions may include: Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Run Crew, Head of Props, Light Board Operator, Sound Board Operator, Set Construction crew, and Front of House Manager.

To be considered for a crew position, you should have previous experience, access to reliable transportation, and be available and willing to attend rehearsals and work on the campus of WOU. Preference will be given to applicants who possess significant educational or community theatre experience.

To be considered for a crew position, please send an electronic resume or list of experiences to director David Janoviak ( Please also be sure to indicate what crew position(s) most interest you. Applicants selected for consideration will be contacted to arrange an interview time.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in ushering or assisting in other methods of support for the company. Please send an email to  expressing your level of interest and availability for volunteer opportunities.


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Acting positions

  • Hamlet general auditions CASTING COMPLETE
  • Hamlet female role CASTING COMPLETE


Auditions for Valley Shakespeare Company’s summer production of Hamlet will be held on Friday, April 5th from 6 – 10PM and Saturday, April 6 from 1 – 5PM. Auditions will be held in the Math/Nursing Building (Room 108) on the campus of Western Oregon University. The mission of VCS is to present free outdoor Shakespeare on outdoor stage in front of Rice Auditorium with a cast and crew of students, community volunteers and guest professionals.

Actors should prepare a single verse monologue (2 minutes or less) to present on Friday night. Cold reading will follow the monologue presentation on Friday, and callbacks will be held on Saturday afternoon. Strong preference will be given to actors who are available for both audition days; however, actors may attend just one day if unavoidable.

Rehearsals will be held Monday – Friday nights from 6 – 10PM beginning June 17 on the campus of Western Oregon University (WOU). Performances will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 25, 26, 27, 28 and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 1, 2, 3 on the Leinwand Outdoor Stage on the Campus of WOU. All performances will begin at 7:30PM.

The roles of Hamlet and Claudius have been precast with guest professionals. All other roles are available at this time. Roles are not bound by original gender: females may be cast in roles written for males and visa versa.

For more information or questions, please contact David Janowiak (Director) at


WHAT: Auditions for one female role (Gertrude or Female Polonius) in “Hamlet”

WHERE: Valley Shakespeare Company (affiliate of Western Oregon U.)

Math/Nursing Building (Room 108)

On the campus of Western Oregon University

345 Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth OR 97361

WHEN: March 16th noon-3pm


REHEARSAL TIME FRAME: June 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019

PRODUCTION DATES: July 25th – August 3rd, 2019

PAY: $2,000 (no AEA contracts available at this time)

CHARACTER CASTING: One actress to play Gertrude or female Polonius

  • Please email 1 head shot and resume when requesting appointment
  • Two contrasting Shakespearean monologues (at least one in verse)
  • Not to exceed 3 minutes
  • Sides will be available at audition

*video submissions considered if unable to attend