Applications will be accepted electronically only, by e-mail to info@qldshakespeare.org (if electronic submission is not possible, please contact QSE at the same e-mail address well in advance of the deadline to request an alternative).

Make sure that your application includes ALL required documentation, or it cannot be accepted. Each of the following should be a separate document, ideally JPEG for the headshot and PDF for other documents. Applications should include:

●      your headshot (ideally A4 size / high resolution)

●      your acting CV

●      a one-page cover letter, as a separate attachment (ie not in the body of the e-mail) that:


o    clearly states whether you are auditioning for the Core Ensemble, Apprentice Program, or both

o    includes contact details; specifically mobile and home phone numbers and an e-mail address

o    indicates if you have a preference for a particular audition time

o    details why you would like to work specifically with QSE

o    assesses your strengths and challenges as an actor

o    if you have specific time restrictions for your initial audition on November 28th or 29th, please make these explicit in the cover-letter, otherwise we cannot guarantee you a specific time.

And additionally, for applicants to the Core Ensemble:

●      a non-acting CV or a short description of your non-acting experience that outlines your administrative, managerial, marketing and/or computer skills

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS.

Once we have received your application we will send you an e-mail acknowledging receipt, along with information about QSE and our 2021 activities. Your audition time will be e-mailed to you on or by November 23rd.

If you have questions, please e-mail QSE at info@qldshakespeare.org or leave a message on 0411 172 390.

Crucial Dates

In order to be accepted into the Core Ensemble or the Apprentice program, you must be available for the following dates in 2021:

• Initial company meeting: Sunday January 24th 7-10pm.

• Residential Training Intensive at Stradbroke Island: February 1st through February 7th (dates include travel days).

• Regular Advanced Training: 6-10pm Wednesday nights from February 10th to March 31st, with a public sharing the week after Easter (must be available evenings April 6th–10th).

• Members of the Core Ensemble must have general availability on Sunday evenings for meetings. While not held every week, many Sunday evenings are taken up with business, artistic, and production meetings (currently the first and third Sunday evenings from 6-10pm are set aside for this purpose).

• Apprentices and NEW Core Ensemble members: training in voice and acting on the weekends of February 13th/14th, 20th/21st. and 27th/28th from 9am to 5pm on each day.

For Core Ensemble Members: Rehearsals are generally held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday during the day. Rehearsal and performance periods for 2021 are likely to be May 29th – September 6th and September 25th – November 29th. Please note that although QSE encourages its Core Ensemble members to gain experience through other performance opportunities, priority must be given to QSE artistic activities throughout the year.

More detailed information about 2021 activities and events, including a detailed calendar, will be available prior to the audition.