Call for Actor Submissions:

Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island

SBTS 2021 Season: 

Treasure Island, a collective creation directed by Jesse MacLean 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Drew Douris-O'Hara

The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Elizabeth Murphy


Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) rehearsal begins May 25th, 2021, opening July 1st, 2021, and closing September 5th, 2021.


Shakespeare by the Sea performs outdoors in Halifax's historic Point Pleasant Park. SBTS productions run in repertory, with actors appearing in multiple productions. The actor cast in this role will appear in all three shows, casting to be determined. 


We are currently seeking submissions for: 


Jim Hawkins: Treasure Island’s young protagonist: hopeful and longing for adventure. To be played by an adult actor of any gender.


Treasure Island is a collectively created original musical, so experience with writing, comedy, collective creation, singing, and dancing are all considered assets.


Shakespeare by the Sea seeks to create theatre that is inviting, inclusive, and accessible to all. In seeking to gather an acting company that reflects the diverse community we serve, we strongly encourage submissions from artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, and will be prioritizing submissions from applicants who self-identify as members of underrepresented communities. 


Submission Notes:


• Former SBTS company members or those who have auditioned for us recently are invited and encouraged to submit their interest but may not be called in to audition.

• Please indicate in your submission any and all musical instruments you are able to play.

• Actors selected for an audition will be asked to prepare a speech from Shakespeare, sing a song from the musical theatre repertoire a cappella or accompanying themselves. 

• Submissions must include photo and resume in a single PDF. Resumes need not include your measurements.

Applications can be e-mailed to: 


Deadline: Sunday, January 10th at 5 p.m.

For Actors:

We hold general auditions each time we cast a season. The posting will be sent out through the CAEA e-Drive. We look forward to meeting you in the future. 

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The Park Place Theatre | 5480 Point Pleasant Drive
Halifax, NS | B3H 1B5

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