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Actors (Old World Wisconsin)

Location(s): Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, Wisconsin

County: Waukesha

Job Title: Actor

Type of Employment: Contract

Special Qualifications: A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Contact: Robert Parker, Assistant Director

Telephone: 262-594-6303

Bargaining Unit: None

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Auditions will be held from 7-8:30 pm Monday, Aug 6, and 7-8:30 pm Monday, Aug 13, at Old World Wisconsin in the Clausing Barn Restaurant, W372 S9727 Hwy 67 Eagle, WI.


Old World Wisconsin is a premier outdoor museum of 19th-century immigrant farm and rural life, located in Eagle, WI (southwest Waukesha County). The museum features more than 65 historic buildings relocated from around the state and represents the material and cultural history of nearly a dozen ethnic groups on 10 farmsteads, an 1870s rural crossroads village, a Visitor Center complex and the Aldo Leopold Environmental History Trail. In addition to speaking with interpreters dressed in period clothing during the operating season from May 1 to Oct 31, visitors can watch farming demonstrations on the site's widespread farmsteads, stocked with many rare breeds of horses, oxen and hogs. The gardens and fields are planted with many heirloom varieties of grains, flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables.

The play is a dramatic, terrifying and surprisingly poignant adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel from 1818. The play is approximately 135 minutes long, including an intermission. "Frankenstein" was written by R. N. Sandburg, based on the novel by Mary Shelley and published by Playscripts, Inc.

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Job Duties

Actors will present 14, 135-minute performances of the play.

Special Notes

  1. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.
  2. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be expected to present proper evidence establishing employability.
  3. State residency required.

Time Commitment

Between Oct 12 and 28, Old World Wisconsin will present 14 performances of "Frankenstein" as part of an evening of dinner theater entertainment that includes a themed buffet dinner.

Rehearsals will begin Sep 4 and take place from 7 to 9:30 pm four evenings a week in Old World Wisconsin's historic Caldwell Farmers' Club Hall, where the performances will take place. Some weekend rehearsals may be scheduled.

In addition to the play, actors will be expected to perform a brief introduction to the show at the Clausing Barn Restaurant and to lead the dinner guests on foot to Caldwell Hall. There will be one performance each Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and two performances each Saturday.

How To Apply

Auditions for Oct performances of "Frankenstein" at Old World Wisconsin will be conducted Monday, Aug 6, and Monday, Aug 13, from 7-8:30 pm. The auditions will take place in the outdoor museum's Clausing Barn Restaurant and will consist primarily of readings from the script. This production calls for men and women to play a variety of characters aged 18 to 40. For more information, contact Robert Parker.

WHEN: Monday, Aug 6, and Monday, Aug 13

TIME: 7-8:30 pm

WHERE: Clausing Barn Restaurant at Old World Wisconsin

For more information, contact Robert Parker.

Robert Parker, Assistant Director
Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Eagle, WI 53119

Phone: 262-594-6303

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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