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The Great River Shakespeare Festival is Minnesota’s largest professional Equity theater outside of the Twin Cities and has enjoyed unprecedented success since its 2004 inaugural season. Employing nearly 100 people at the peak of the season, GRSF presents its six-week long season of rotating repertory from late June to early August in the 460-seat mainstage theater on campus at Winona State University.

A professional acting company of 16 actors plus 90 designers, directors, technicians, apprentices and other staff come from around the country to present four productions in repertory, education programs, concerts and other events over a 6 week summer season. Continue scrolling to learn about professional employment opportunities including Equity and non-Equity contracts as well as technicians, designers, and administrative staff.

Technical Interns and Apprentice Actors

To apply for technical internships in all areas, visit grsf.org/intern

To learn more about and apply for the Apprentice Actor Training Program, visit grsf.org/apprentice

Professional Employment

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to aarony@grsf.org





Equity & Non-Equity Auditions

The 2020 company will be 8 Equity, 6 non-Equity and 2 Acting Fellow contracts. In addition, the Apprentice Actor Training Program will bring 14 early career professional actors from training programs across the country to study with the company.

Submissions for the 2020 season are now closed. Please check back in fall 2020 for information about the 2021 season.