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Shakespeare & Company announces its 2019 Season Auditions for Actors

Actors sought for 2019 season in Lenox, Massachusetts: 12th Night and Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare; The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. 2019 season rehearsals begin April 30th; final production closes October 13th; each production within the season has shorter, specific production dates incorporated below.  All rehearsal and performance dates are in 2019. All roles that are listed as "pre-cast" have been cast without auditions; * for pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. 

Equity contracts pending: LORT D; SPT 4; SPT 9. $400.00 to $700.00 per week. Equity members will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting. Familiarity with Shakespeare & Company's training methodology and familiarity with Stage Combat is a plus. All roles will be understudied.  Callbacks will be announced and scheduled at auditions. Shakespeare & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all persons are encouraged to apply.

At the auditions: Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows and/or Producing Associate, Ariel Bock;

Other Personnel: Managing Director, Adam Davis; General Manager, Stephen Ball

Available roles (see * above):

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare - 5/28-8/4, LORT D in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats)

  • Sir Toby Belch: Male, 50s
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Male, 50s
  • Malvolio: Male, 40s
  • Olivia: Female, 30s

All other roles in TWELFTH NIGHT are pre-cast* without audition; most performers in TWELFTH NIGHT will be contracted to perform in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR as well (see below).

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare - 7/9-9/1, LORT D, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats)

  • Fenton: Male, 20s
  • Slender: Male, 30s/40s
  • Doctor Caius: open to interpretation / gender / age
  • Mistress Ford: Female, 50s
  • Mistress Margaret Page: Female, 40s/50s
  • Mistress Anne Page: Female, 20s/30s

All other roles in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR are pre-cast* without audition; most performers in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR will be contracted to perform in TWELFTH NIGHT as well (see above).

THE WAVERLY GALLERY by Kenneth Lonergan - 4/30-7/14, SPT 4, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats)

  • Gladys Green: pre-cast* without audition
  • Howard Fine: Male, 50s, a psychiatrist
  • Daniel Reed: Male, 20s, a speechwriter
  • Ellen Fine: pre-cast* without audition

TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies - 8/20-10/13, SPT 4, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats)

  • Sarah Goodwin: pre-cast* without audition
  • James Dodd: Male, 30s, a freelance journalist
  • Richard Ehrlich: Male, 55, a photo editor

Audition dates, times and locations

For appointments and/or other information: e-mailcwheeler@shakespeare.orgor call(413) 637-1199 x.140weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM. Please prepare two short contrasting monologues for presentation and bring a picture and resume, stapled together. 

BOSTON AUDITIONS RESCHEDULED.

Due to the Winter Storm we have rescheduled our Wednesday, February 13th, Boston MA auditions to Monday, February 18th: 1 - 5 PM by appointment. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting.

Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue #1-C, Somerville, MA 02143

Report to the green room for B-4/B-5 on the lower level 

Monday, March 4th, Lenox MA: 1:30 – 5:30 PM by appointment. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting.

Shakespeare & Company Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240

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Tuesday, March 5th, Lenox MA: 1:30 – 5:30 PM by appointment. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting.

Shakespeare & Company Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240

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Thursday, March 7th, New York, NY: 12 PM to 4 PM;Equity members will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits (appointments NOT available at NYC auditions).

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8thAvenue, New York, NY 10018

Room 16-J / 16-L, 16thfloor; check in at #16-J upon arrival 

Monday, March 11th, Lenox MA: 10 AM – 2 PM and 3 PM - 6 PM by appointment. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting.

Shakespeare & Company Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240

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Wednesday, March 13th, Boston MA: 2 - 6 PM by appointment. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits; Non-Equity actors may audition at any time that an Equity member is not waiting.

Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue #1-C, Somerville, MA 02143

Report to the green room for B-4/B-5 on the lower level

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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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