Audition Information Marin Shakespeare Company 

General Auditions for our 2017 summer season were February 10, 11 and 12, 2017 with Callbacks February 18, 19 and 20.

We are holding additional auditions for AEA members only on Monday and Tuesday February 27 and 28. Please phone 415-499-4485 for an appointment. Auditions will be held at 514 Fourth St. in San Rafael.

Please make sure to read the information on this page carefully.

What to Prepare: Equity actors please prepare two contrasting monologues, total 3 min. max. at least one Shakespearean; non-Equity please prepare one Shakespearean monologue, 2 min. max. Bring photo/resume to the audition, as well as the Audition Form.  You can also fill out the Audition Form at the auditions; do not return it to us in advance. We will also see a short example of any special talents (singing, juggling, musical instrument, etc.) Please prepare to use your full voice; ours is a large outdoor amphitheatre.

MSC Audition Info and Audition Form 2017

Out of town actors wishing to audition in San Rafael before February may send photo/resume to: along with information about when you would be available for an audition appointment. At the Artistic Director’s discretion, an appointment may be scheduled after your resume is received.

Video submissions will be viewed; we are particularly interested in actors with extensive outdoor Shakespeare experience. Limited housing for out of town AEA actors is available. Please be aware that you are more likely to be considered for casting if we can meet you in person. For video auditions, send a link to  Please include your headshot/resume in the same email as your audition video, and indicate whether or not you would need Bay Area housing if cast.

2017 Summer Season

Much Ado About Nothing
Rehearsals begin May 30
Performances June 23 – July 23

The Three Musketeers
Rehearsals begin June 27
Performances July 28 – August 27

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Rehearsals begin August 1
Performances September 1 – 24

Rehearsals are generally Tuesday through Fridays from 5 to 11 pm, plus Saturdays & Sundays from 10 or 11 am to 8 or 9 pm. There will be some afternoon rehearsals Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. You will not be called to every rehearsal.

Mandatory Tech Rehearsals from noon to midnight.
: Tues/Wed, June 20/21
MUSKETEERS: Tues/Wed, July 25/26
LOVE’S LABOUR’S: Tues/Wed, August 29/30

Performances are typically Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. There will also be 11 AM Student Matinees of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST the last three Fridays in September. Please see the schedule for specific performance dates.

Actors may be cast in one, two, or three productions.

Contracts & Stipends:
Marin Shakespeare Company has a Letter of Agreement contract; we hire up to twelve AEA actors during the season; the salary will be a minimum of $483/week. We cast the remainder of the company from non-AEA actors; the non-AEA stipend is $850 per production; you may gain EMC (Equity Membership Candidacy) points. Paid teaching work is also available; we draw many teachers from our company.

Professional Actor Training – Summer Intern Program:
Are you college age or older and interested in a career as a professional actor? Marin Shakespeare’s Professional Actor Training Intern Program allows Interns to take classes with company members (acting, audition, combat, voice, other skills) and master teachers. Interns can gain EMC points. We generally accept 8 – 12 Interns per year. There is a $950 fee; full and partial scholarships and some free or low cost housing are available.To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application or Acting Intern Application 17

Technical Theatre Internships:
Are you a high school student or young adult interested in the technical side of theatre? Join our Technical Intern program. Attend hands-on classes in Artistic Direction, Stage Management, Set Design and Construction, Lighting, Prop Design, Scenic Art, Costume Design, and House Management. Tech Interns will be paid a small stipend, and are expected to complete at least 60 hours of instruction and production assisting over the course of the summer.
For more information contact
To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application or Tech Intern Application2 017

Design, Production and Front-of-House Positions:
To apply for a design, production or front-of-house position, please send your resume and brief cover letter to: We no longer accept applications by mail. We are looking for a Stage Manager, carpenters, costume designers, house managers, assistant stage managers, and various other positions.

Marin Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 4053
San Rafael, CA 94913

Our Audition Workshop took place Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

Audition Workshop: One of our summer mainstage Directors will offer insight on auditioning for outdoor Shakespeare festivals plus one-on-one feedback on your audition piece. A great way to prepare for Marin Shakespeare Company General Auditions. Class size strictly limited to 12 students. Cost: $50. To sign up for the Audition Workshop, click here.

We are no longer accepting sign-ups below.