Get Involved With Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival

Perform, Work, Engage, and Volunteer

More than anything, we want to involve and engage YOU in this Festival! Our core values are engagement, creativity, community, and growth, and we simply cannot succeed without your valuable participation, interest, and support.

Detailed audition and employment information will be posted here and on Pablo Center’s “Career Opportunities” page as it becomes available.

Please contact us at with any questions.


Are you looking to perform? Look no further! We are seeking a mix of local and professional talent of all ages for our Summer 2023 lineup of performances.

New Works: Improbable Fiction

  • Volunteer position
  • Audition: Actor call information coming soon
  • Rehearsals: June through July
  • Performance: July 29 - 30

Merely Players - Young Players Troupe

  • Specifically for ages 16-24
  • PAID positions (nominal stipend)
  • Please see Education page for application


We offer paid stipend positions for production positions for our Mainstage and News Works productions.

Explore all opportunities and apply on our careers page.

Open Positions

Literary - Improbable Fiction

The New Works - Improbable Fiction production will look to engage the following literary creatives:


  • Free to submit. Selected works are stipend
  • Open call for new and original theatrical works
  • Application: Submission deadline is May 1


  • Volunteer position
  • Engage as a script adjudicator and help select and bring the Improbable Fiction productions to life

Writing Coaches

  • Paid position
  • Work alongside a new works production team to help refine our winning scripts


Summer School Teachers & Assistant Teachers

Share your love for theatre, writing, and teaching with the Chippewa Valley's youth. In our summer programming in partnership with area school districts, students grades 3-12 can learn about topics including technical theatre, youth theatre production, Shakespeare's plays and theatre, playwriting, creative writing, and poetry.

  • Altoona School District Programming (Positions have been filled)
    • Paid positions
    • DPI certification is required for teachers. Assistant teachers do not need certification.
    • Schedule: Fridays, June 16-July 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Application: Applications opening soon
  • Eau Claire School District Programming (Positions have been filled)
    • Paid positions
    • DPI certification is required for teachers. Assistant teachers do not need certification.
    • Schedule: Weekdays June 12-30 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 -3:30 p.m,
    • Application: Applications opening soon

Merely Players Artist Mentors (Positions have been filled)

  • Paid position
  • Artist Mentors will guide the Merely Players performance troupe, coordinating meetings, facilitating needs, and mentoring participants

Volunteer & Support

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts," - As You Like It

We invite you to join our merry team! Whether by volunteering to hang up posters, stuff envelopes, table a community event, or simply share your time and energy with us, you support us and our mission and we cannot thank you enough!

Please email us and let us know if you’d like to help, and we’ll find a role for you!

Volunteer with WSF

We also welcome financial gifts and support. If you are so inclined, please click the link to donate, and select “Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival” from the dropdown menu as the cause you’d like to support. Thank you for supporting the arts!