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FAQ
Frequently
(and infrequently)
asked questions

When are auditions?

Auditions are held in various locations on Oahu in late March or early April (typically at Windward Community College, Leeward Community College, UH Manoa and The ARTS at Marks Garage).

See our audition page for more info. Exact dates and locations will be announced in advance on this site, our Facebook page, in the local papers and through our email list. If you’d like to be on the audition list, please subscribe.

Do you hold mainland/regional auditions?

No. We’re a small, volunteer company. We don’t pay our actors and we don't have the resources to hold auditions outside Oahu. That said, if you’re going to be spending the summer on Oahu anyway (because you're a returning student, say, or you just feel like it), feel free to contact us about setting up a video audition.

Can I work for the Festival?

Sure! Oh, you want to get paid? Not so fast there, buddy. We do pay small stipends to our designers (set, lights, costume). Everyone else works for free.

What's coming up next?

The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival completed the canon (all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays) in 2013, our twelfth season. Since then we've been doing at least two full-length Shakespeare plays each summer, with something by another playwright or something more experimental in our third slot (e.g. She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith in 2014 or the Commedia Rep in 2015).