Be a part of the tradition!

For over six decades, the Shawnee Theatre has dazzled audiences as Indiana’s oldest, continuously-running professional summer stock theatre. We’ve brought theatre artists and performers from across the country to Bloomfield each year. We hold kids camps each summer —exposing kids to the power of the performing arts from a young age. Furthermore, our venue is used by local school children, giving them access to a professional venue for their performances. All of this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

We’re committed to keeping our ticket prices low and we rely on the generosity of people like you — people who have seen first hand the power of the performing arts, people who have seen one show or have seen a show each season and people who truly believe in the mission of our theatre.

You can play a role in our community’s thriving arts scene. As a nonprofit organization, our work is made possible by the incredible support of those in our community. We offer various giving opportunities here at Shawnee Theatre, each with its own impact and benefit. We welcome meeting with you to discuss your interest in Shawnee Theatre and how we can match your objectives to our unique programs.

We couldn’t make the magic happen without you. That’s why we’re asking for your support to continue to keep the magic alive for the next six decades and to ensure everyone in Greene County and it’s surrounding areas have access to professional theatre.


On behalf of the Shawnee Theatre staff and board, those that will see the effect of your donation and those that made the theatre what it is today — thank you!

- Bretteney Beverley, Artistic Director

Individual Giving

Your Gift Matters. When you donate to Shawnee Theatre, you’re supporting locally produced art and education programs that directly impact your community.

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Corporate Giving

Become a sponsor. We offer various sponsorship opportunities here at Shawnee Theatre, each with its own impact and benefit. We welcome meeting with you to discuss your interest in Shawnee Theatre and how we can match your objectives to our unique programs.

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Digital & PRinted Advertising

Shawnee Theatre signage is going digital! Make a splash by advertising with prominent placement in our theatre auditorium, lobby and box office. Your ad will play on a video loop during pre-show, intermission, post-show during our summer season and at all Shawnee Theatre events throughout 2020 – 2021. Reach a captive audience with exposure to over 6,000 audience members throughout the year.
Would you like to promote your business, organization or shout out your special star you can do so by purchasing an ad in our 2021 season playbill? Reach a captive audience with exposure to over 3,000 audience members during the summer season.

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Volunteer

There’s always a way to get involved with Shawnee Theatre. As long as you have a heart for our community, you’re exactly who we’re looking for!

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Other Ways to Give

Think Outside the Box. There are tons of ways to get involved at Shawnee Theatre—we certainly don’t limit people to donating monetarily or volunteering. If you want to contribute to the success of the arts in our community, we won’t argue with you!

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Accepted Payment methods

Donations can be made securely on our website or by mailing a check or money order to:

Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County,
PO Box 22,
Bloomfield, IN 47424

Give Where You Shop

You can support the Shawnee Theatre just by doing your normal shopping on Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com when you shop and a small percentage of each sale will be donated to the theatre — at no extra cost to you.

Rent the Shawnee

Looking for a location to host your next event, fundraiser or retreat? Shawnee Theatre can meet all of your needs.

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* Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Employment & Audition Opportunities

2020 Auditions & Technical Interviews

We are excited that you would like to join the Shawnee family! Shawnee produces high-quality and entertaining plays and musicals that resonate with our audience, our community and our lives. We are committed to employing as many local artists as possible. Additionally, we hire people from all over the country (housing is provided for out-of-state company members). Shawnee strives for an inclusive creative work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID-19

As of April 6, 2020 For the safety of our audiences, our community, actors and staff, Shawnee Theatre is postponing our upcoming 2020 summer season effective immediately.

These moves align with the recommendations and directives of Governor Holcomb, the Department of Health & Human Services, other local officials and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

We would like to thank everyone for all the time and effort put into participating in auditions, callbacks and interviews. We apologize for the delay in our response but this was not an easy decision to come to as most of our staff are working professionals outside of Shawnee and we know everyone is counting on work to survive. However, our priority is the safety of our company members and patrons. Therefore, we can’t ignore the severity and magnitude of this pandemic.

We will keep all submissions from those who were invited to submit callback materials on file for consideration for next year. Similarly, designers and technicians who were interviewed or contacted about possibly joining Shawnee this summer will be kept on file for consideration for next year.

At Shawnee Theatre, we come together to share a laugh, to grapple with difficult issues, and to grow as a community. It’s heartbreaking when we can’t provide our community with that space. We eagerly look forward to bringing wonderful live entertainment and theatre to our audiences at the earliest appropriate time.

We know this is a difficult time to be an artist but don’t forget why you fell in love with theatre and performing. Take this time to rest, read/watch new plays and musicals and pick up a new skill. Our advice is to do one thing everyday that pertains to your career and makes you a better artist. Lastly, even as uncertain as everything may seem at this moment this too shall pass. Best of luck to everyone and a special shoutout to graduating seniors, remember this is only a roadblock in your career, it will pass, and you’ll be stronger because of it.

If any 2020 graduating seniors or working professionals are interested in working with us, please email your headshot, resume or portfolio. We have some exciting things in the works for the winter and spring seasons.

We will continue to post any updates and additional information on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and this website
. Thank you for your understanding, and please take all personal precautions for the health of your family, friends and neighbors. God bless!

Actors

Local General Auditions for the 2020 Season will occur February 24th, 2020. Please see the information below regarding casting breakdowns, how to schedule an audition appointment, and preparation for the auditions. We do not audition in New York at this time. Actors can send headshots and resumes to auditions@shawneetheatre.org.

Audition Requirements

  • Please prepare a one (1) minute contemporary monologue.

  • If you wish to perform a monologue and a song, you have one (1) minute thirty (30) seconds to perform the monologue and 16 bars of a song.  Musical accompaniment will be provided.

  • If you’d like to be considered for Million Dollar Quartet, please come prepared to demonstrate your proficiency on piano, guitar, drums &/or upright bass in the style of the show – feel free to use a Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley song. A piano will be provided, please bring all other instruments to the auditions.

  • Make sure the beginning and ending of your selection are clearly marked on the sheet music and organized. Make sure your music is in the correct key as our musician will not transpose music.

  • Please do not exceed the above allotted audition times.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to warm up and let the Audition Manager know you have arrived.

  • If additional materials are needed, you’ll be contacted.

Video Submissions accepted by Friday, March 6th.

  • Please prepare a one (1) minute contemporary monologue.

  • If you wish to perform a monologue and a song, you have one (1) minute thirty (30) seconds to perform the monologue and 16 bars of a song.

  • If you’d like to be considered for Million Dollar Quartet, please come prepared to demonstrate your proficiency on piano, guitar, drums &/or upright bass in the style of the show – feel free to use a Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley song.

  • If you feel comfortable, you may submit a 30 second dance reel.

  • Please include a copy of your headshot and resume with your submission.

  • If additional materials are needed, you’ll be contacted.

  • You must email your video as a YouTube link (public or unlisted) to auditions@shawneetheatre.org.

  • On YouTube, please make your video setting Public or Unlisted, not Private (as we can’t share those with the rest of the artistic team.)

  • DO NOT send the actual file. Video files will not be downloaded or watched.

  • DO NOT send the file via WeTransfer or any other file-sharing service.

If you have any questions &/or concerns email us at auditions@shawneetheatre.org.

Emerging Actor? Please email us at auditions@shawneetheatre.org for more information about our Young Artists Program.

2020 shawnee audition form

DESIGNERS & TECHNICIANS

All designers and technicians should submit a letter of introduction, resume and references (a minimum of two references). We encourage people who are talented, self-motivated and have a diverse skill set to apply. As needed, we will schedule interviews with designers and technicians to review their portfolio and discuss the needs of the coming season. Send materials to auditions@shawneetheatre.org.


Don’t forget all applicants have to fill out the 2020 Shawnee Theatre Audition Form link above.

Emerging Designer or Technician? Please email us at auditions@shawneetheatre.org for more information about our Young Artists Program.

Playwrights

Due to a change in policy, we are not accepting unsolicited material at this time.

Contact

phone
812-384-3559
address
616 E Furnace Rd
Bloomfield, IN, 47424
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