shake & stir, one of Australia’s leading contemporary touring theatre companies, is holding auditions for its 2021 QLD in-school touring seasons.

shake & stir provides a professional, dynamic, fast-paced, inclusive and rewarding work environment and this position is a fantastic opportunity for talented young performers of any gender and from all ethnic backgrounds with a passion for Shakespeare and a keen interest in performing for young people.

Auditions will be used to cast January 2021 – November 2021 in-schools touring with contract lengths ranging 2 months to 12 months.

Due to Covid-19, this round of auditions will take place online, with actors submitting their filmed pieces via a secure link. Experience/relevant actor training is highly desired but sheer talent a great attitude trumps all.

TO APPLY FOR AN AUDITION: Please send a current headshot and acting CV to auditions@shakeandstir.com.au.

You will be contacted should the Artistic Directors request for you to submit an audition, with instructions as to how to upload your video files. If you have auditioned for shake & stir in the last 24 months, there is no need to re-apply for another audition, you will be automatically considered.

Please note that these are not general auditions and not all applicants will be asked to submit a filmed audition. 

Applicants need to prepare one Shakespeare piece (1 min, own choice) and one contemporary monologue (1 min, own choice). Pieces should be contrasting and demonstrate your dramatic range and skills. shake & stir looks for actors with fantastic physicality, great vocal skills, contagious enthusiasm and endless energy and drive. Easy!

All applicants must be 18+ years old and possess a current QLD Working with Children (Blue) Card and a QLD drivers license, with a good driving history.


CALLBACK AUDITIONS: Will be held in October/November, instructions to follow.

A NOTE ON MAINSTAGE CASTING/NATIONAL TOURING shake & stir receives many enquiries about auditions for main stage productions and national touring. While these auditions are usually by invitation only, those performers auditioning for in-school touring, who show particular talent and/or potential, may be considered for future main stage and national touring.