Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Audition 10 to 13 Year Boys on May 6 for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions on Saturday, May 6, to cast a male, juvenile actor between 10 and 13 years old with strong language skills to play John Webster in the upcoming production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The character is described as a street urchin who aspires to be an actor, loves blood and gore and will grow up to be an accomplished and gruesome Jacobean playwright.

Interested children should email a resume of any experience and a photograph to Cait Robinson, assistant director, at The deadline for consideration is May 3.

The young actor must be available for all rehearsals of this production, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Rehearsals begin August 4. He must also be available for all performances of the show, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and include some weekday student and public matinees. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE will be performed in the Playhouse’s Marx Theatre September 2 – 30, 2017. For further information, visit the Playhouse website at

The resume and photo must be emailed again even if they have been sent in the past. A good quality school or family photograph is acceptable. The resume must include exact birth date and height, as well as an email address and telephone number. Those selected to audition will be contacted by telephone or email to schedule specific times and will receive scenes to prepare for the audition. Audition location and other details will be provided when appointments are made.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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