Be a part of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival's summer company!
While employed with the Festival, some transportation will be provided by designated drivers in 12 passenger vans between housing, work/rehearsal calls, and performances. Company Management will e-mail the transportation schedule to the entire company the night before in addition to posting it on the call boards in Centennial East and at company housing.
Individual van runs will not be made, so some company members may need to report to rehearsals or meetings earlier than called or stay later than released. It takes thirty-five to forty minutes to walk between housing and campus and about twelve minutes by bike. The city bus is free to Festival employees who have obtained a University ID card.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a proud member of the University Resident Theatre Association. For more than 50 years, URTA has been a leading force in the continued renewal of the American theatre by supporting excellence in professional training of new artists.
The AEA-URTA Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association allows professional theatre to be produced in university settings, offering students the invaluable experience of working alongside, and learning from, professional guest artists.
URTA members elevate the field by embodying the highest quality standards in theatre production and training, and undergo a rigorous peer assessment to assure they are committed to shared principles of professional practice, integrity, and ethics in the recruitment and training of theatre artists. Over the last half century, URTA member institutions have produced tens of thousands of theatre artists who continue to make important contributions to the theatrical and entertainment industries.