Local Auditions and Interviews will be held Wednesday, February 10th from 5:00pm-10:00pm in Holland, Michigan by appointment only. Email Reagan Chesnut at chesnut@hope.edu to reserve a 10-minute audition slot.

HSRT hires a company of approximately 110 people, including performers, directors, designers, technicians, interns and other support and management staff. The acting company this year will be made up of five-seven Equity Guest Artists, five-eight non-Equity company members and eight-ten acting interns. Actors are usually in two-three of the productions. Most of the hiring is completed by mid-April.

HSRT is a non-equity company, employing five-seven Equity Guest’s artists and eight-ten non-Equity actors. Acting interns are recruited from theatre training programs and colleges throughout the country. Acting interns in the past have come from highly ranked schools like Hope College, Webster University, Wagner College, The University of Evansville and Southern Methodist University.

ACTING INTERNS are currently-enrolled students from undergraduate programs. They are cast in main stage and children’s productions. They also work regularly in scenic, costume, lighting or publicity departments. Interns receive a stipend of $800 for the season, free housing, and free college credits in theatre lab.

Application for all performance positions is by audition. HSRT consistently participates in the Midwest Theatre Auditions, in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, HSRT participates in auditions on the east coast, on announcement.

Performers may also submit an unlisted Youtube link (preferred) or DVD, headshot and resume. Please include two-three monologues and two songs.

Email to: hsrtauditions@gmail.com
Mail to: HSRT, 141 E. 12th St., Holland, MI 49423.

Technical and Artistic Openings


HSRT hires staff positions in Arts Management, Company Management, Carpentry, Paints, Props, Costumes, Lighting, Sound, and Stage Management. Employment runs mid-May through mid-August. Staff positions are paid biweekly, commensurate with training and experience.

HSRT also offers internships in Carpentry, Paints, Props, Costumes, Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, as well as an interdepartmental technical internship. Some design assistant opportunities are available for qualified interns. All interns receive a stipend of $800 for the season, free housing, and free college credits in theatre lab.

Please contact Rachael Hasse, Production Manager, or see postings on offstagejobs.com for specific position details. All staff and interns are provided with free campus housing within walking distance of the theatre. Company members have private bedrooms and shared living spaces. 

To apply please send letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
C/O: Rachael Hasse, Production Manager