We are not currently seeking applicants or artists but encourage you to connect with us to stay informed about future opportunities

Island Shakespeare Festival believes that classic theatre belongs to everyone, and we strive for inclusivity and representation of the scope of humanity in our audiences and in our company. We recognize that as a classical theatre company, we primarily produce plays written from a narrow cultural perspective in a very different historical context from our own. We believe the expanse of humanity available in these plays transcends those contexts and we are determined to define space in these stories for the rich variety of humans and experiences that exist in our world today. We invite all artists to submit for opportunities and roles that ignite their creative spirit.

We recognize that most characters we encounter in classic theatre are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns. We invite gender non-conforming, gender queer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for all roles with which they most identify, and which ignite their creative spirit. We will specify when characters have specific gender criteria.

We seek to represent all races and ethnicities on our stage and in our company and invite actors of all racial and ethnic identities to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit.

We will specify when characters have specific racial/ethnic criteria.

We invite actors who identify as differently abled and/or disabled to submit for all roles which ignite their creative spirit. We will specify if characters have specific ability criteria.

We believe the characters that exist in these stories may be portrayed by any and everyone, and invite actors of all body shapes and sizes to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit.

We will specify if characters have specific physical criteria.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Inspired by language developed by Kevin Kantor and Emily Tarquin, adapted for our casting process by Olena Hodges with contributions from Kyle Haden, Mickey Rowe, and K. Woodzick, and others.

Island Shakespeare Festival believes that classic theatre belongs to everyone, and we strive for intersectionality in our audiences and in our company. We invite all applicants to submit for opportunities that ignite their creative spirit.

We invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary individuals to apply for opportunities that ignite their creative spirit.

We invite individuals of all racial and ethnic identities to apply for opportunities that ignite their creative spirit.

We invite individuals who identify as neurodivergent, differently abled, and/or disabled to apply for opportunities that ignite their creative spirit.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Inspired by language developed by Kevin Kantor (they/them) and Emily Tarquin (they/them), adapted for our hiring process by Olena Hodges (she/her) with contributions from Kyle Haden (he/him), Mickey Rowe (he/him), K. Woodzick (they/them), and others.

Currently Seeking:
Administrative Director
Operations Director.