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For more information please contact:

Luther Hanson
(916) 558-2173


2019 Season

This is the 54th season for the Festival, and in contradiction to the adage that says you cant teach an old dog new tricks, this old dog is a-changing. After 35 years outside, Summer 2019 will be indoors. With air-conditioning! And picnics, too.

We are inviting anyone who has every played on the outdoor stage to return and enjoy this first year of air-conditioing. We are also inviting anyone who has never played on the outdoor stage to join us in the glory of air-conditioning.

Auditions will be Monday, April 29 from 7 - 10 pm for all newcomers. Please sign up below for a monologue audition slot. Please bring a prepared monologue from any Shakespeare (except 12th Night), 60 - 90 seconds long. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to that time slot and sign in. Actors will be seen in the order in which they sign in.

On Tuesday, April 30, from 7 - 10 will be auditions for all who have worked with the festival in the past. There will be readings from the scripts.

Call backs will be on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 - 10, Saturday, May 4 TBA.

SSF’s 2019 season opens on June 28 (12th Night), and July 5 (Shakespeare in Love). They will then play in repertory through July 28.

Actors of all ages and ethnicities are welcomed. All roles are open, save Malvolio, which has been precast with Luther Hanson.

Our policy

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. SSF does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations.

We are unable to provide housing assistance, commuting expense reimbursement, or stipends to actors as we are a local festival. In addition, upon being cast in any production at SSF, you will be required to register for 3 units in a Theatre Arts Performance class at the first rehearsal. Do not register prior to auditions - enrollment does not guarantee casting.