Hello to all Shakespearean hopefuls out there! 

Are you interested in expanding your experience and skill in performing Shakespeare’s works?
Are you looking for a paid theatre opportunity this summer? 

Are you seeking a welcoming professional creative community?

Will Kempe’s Players has you covered.

WKP is proud to present Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors as our 2022 Summer Season! 

This year WKP will be holding HYBRID auditions, with our first round happening live via Zoom, February 9th and 11th, 6:45-8:30 pm, by appointment. Sign up here to book your audition slot!

We will email you the Zoom link after you register for your audition slot. 

(If these dates do not work with your schedule please contact WKP production via email at ProductionWKP@gmail.com and we will work with you and your availability.)

We ask that all auditioners be prepared with the following:

-Performance resume and headshot (any recent photo is acceptable). This should be emailed to us ahead of time at WillKempesPlayers@gmail.com

-Two contrasting Early Modern monologues. Anything Shakespeare or any other playwrights from the same era will fit into the “Early Modern” category.  If you bring us one in verse and one in prose, we’ll be even more tickled. 

-“Something fantastic”: This is your opportunity to showcase your own individuality. Share with us a demonstration of a skill that makes you feel confident. This can range from singing 16 bars of a song you love, to a short dance that brings you joy, to a juggling routine, to sharing a story about your passions! WKP wants to see what makes you unique and most importantly, we want you to have fun!

Callbacks will be held IN PERSON Wednesday, February 16th upstairs in the conference room at the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St, Troy, NY 12180) by invitation starting at 6:30pm. You will hear from us via email regarding callbacks by Sunday Feb. 13th. We will be following appropriate protocols to keep everyone COVID-safe.

Titus Andronicus

Table-read for this production will take place the last week of March and rehearsals will begin shortly after.

The Comedy of Errors

Table-read for this production will take place the last week of March and rehearsals will begin shortly after.


All onstage roles for both of these productions are currently open. 

Please email ProductionWKP@gmail.com for more information if you are interested in any offstage production role.

Performance Dates  

(Shows perform in rep. each weekend)


9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 30th, 31st


6th, 7th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th

Performance Locations

Prospect Park (Troy, NY)

Hubbard Hall (Cambridge, NY)

Sand Lake Center for the Arts (Averill Park, NY)

WAMC’s The Linda (Albany, NY)

Music Haven Summer Festival (Schenectady, NY)

We are anticipating a fantastic year of WKP productions. With our 2022 Summer Season already fully booked, we now need you and your talent. Please reach out if you have any questions, comments, or concerns to WillKempesPlayers@gmail.com

-All participants for WKP’s 2022 Summer Season must provide proof of full vaccination at the time of callbacks and this includes the booster.-

-WKP is not currently an Equity company. Please contact us with any questions.-

-WKP is currently only hiring people aged 18+. Anyone younger than 18– stay tuned as we will be announcing some fantastic educational opportunities this summer.-

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