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Shakespeare & Company is committed to engendering an active process, and positive change toward, race equity in its employment and artistry, seeking candidates who will embrace a vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, as well as anti-racism initiatives.

Applicants from groups historically underrepresented groups in theater and theater administration are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Shakespeare & Company is also committed to a COVID safe environment: successful applicants will have completed their COVID vaccination regimen, be tested before they start work, and may be required to test weekly or more. The entire Company will be adheres to local, state, and union safety protocols, where and when appropriate, throughout the season.

Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment and to providing equal employment opportunities. It is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Please check back for more audition opportunties for our 2023 season here.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL TOUR AUDITIONS

Seeking non-Union actors for our 2023 Northeast Regional Touring Production of ROMEO & JULIET

Directed by Kevin G. Coleman

Rehearsal Start Date: Friday, January 6
Tour-run: Early February – Early May

Salary:$684 / week with housing and overnight travel per diems included.

How to Audition

Option 1: In-Person Audition

When: Saturday, August 20
Where: Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St. Lenox, MA

How: Please email Tour Manager khenderson@shakespeare.org for more information about the tour and for an audition slot. In that email, include your headshot / resume in one, combined PDF file.

What: Prepare one Shakespeare monologue (Verse is encouraged, but not required) around two minutes in length. Please choose a piece that you connect with, regardless of character age or gender.

Option 2: Digital Submission

When: Due by Sunday, August 14

What: Prepare one Shakespeare monologue (Verse is encouraged, but not required) around two minutes in length. Please choose a piece that you connect with, regardless of character age or gender.

How: Please email Tour Manager khenderson@shakespeare.org for more information about the tour and for an audition slot. In that email, include your headshot / resume in one, combined PDF file, along with an Unlisted YouTube link to your audition piece. You may be asked to have a live Zoom callback, or invited to a callback at the company in Lenox, Mass. (if able).

PLEASE NOTE: This is an Educational Tour. Teaching experience is a plus, but not required. An interest in teaching is a must.

People of the Global Majority and Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a Paid Non-Equity Tour. If you are a member of Actor’s Equity, we cannot consider you. 

About the Tour

Since 1982, Shakespeare & Company has sent touring productions of Shakespeare’s plays, along with a variety of related workshops, into schools, colleges, large-scale performance venues, and community centers across the Northeast and beyond. These performances reach more than 20,000 students, teachers, and audience members each year.

About the Education Program at Shakespeare & Company

One of the most extensive arts-in-education programs in the northeast, Shakespeare & Company reaches more than 40,000 students and teachers each year with innovative, socially responsive, and educationally challenging performances, workshops and residencies. The program has been nationally recognized as an innovative leader in the field of integrating theater arts into education and teaching Shakespeare. Since the program was founded in 1978, nearly one million elementary, middle, and high school students have taken part. Our program immerses students in the world of Shakespeare and classical theater in active, engaging, and personally meaningful ways.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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