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Actor Training Intern Program 2017

Marin Shakespeare Company’s Intern Program is an opportunity to study and perform as a part of a professional summer theatre company.

The program includes six weeks of classes in skills such as: Shakespearean Acting, Audition/Business of Acting, Stage Combat and Voice. Classes vary each summer and are taught by members of the professional company including Artistic Director Robert Currier. In addition, Interns have numerous opportunities to perform, work backstage, and teach.

Classes: June 6 – August 12, Tuesdays – Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Rehearsals: Additional evenings and weekends.
Much Ado About Nothing   June 23 – July 23
The Three Musketeers   July 28 – August 27
Love’s Labour’s Lost   September 1 – 24.

All Interns will be offered ensemble casting in at least one mainstage play and may gain Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points. In addition, Interns will perform a Showcase of scenes, monologues and stage combat work from the summer classes on Saturday, August 12. Your casting will depend on your available dates, as well as the needs of each production. For Interns who wish to gain experience teaching Shakespeare to youth, there are opportunities to assist at summer Shakespeare camps for youth.

An audition in person or by video is strongly recommended to assure yourself the best possible casting opportunity. Some schools have programs which allow interns to be paid or gain credit through their college or university for work done in conjunction with the Intern Program. We generally accept 8 to 12 Intern students each summer.

Housing is not provided; however in the past we have been able to provide housing as a portion of a scholarship award to one or more Interns per summer. San Rafael is very close to San Francisco and any of the surrounding counties (Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa) are just a short drive to San Rafael.

The fee for the Intern Program is $950, which does not include housing, transportation or personal expenses. Please see the scholarship information attached.

The EMC, or Equity Membership Candidacy program, is offered by Actor’s Equity Association. All Interns may join the EMC program if they wish. EMC members gain points, or weeks, towards eligibility to join Actor’s Equity Association.

To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application or download the application here: Acting Intern Application 17

Click here to pay the $50 application fee using a credit card.

Technical Intern ProgramYoung Company actress

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 Set Design and Construction, Lighting, Prop Design, Scenic Art, Stage Management and/or 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 download the application here: Tech Intern Application 2017


Shakespeare for Social Justice Teacher Training

Are you an actor, director or theatre teacher who wants to use the power of theatre to help others? Join our Shakespeare for Social Justice Instructor Training Workshop to learn about using Drama Therapy and Shakespeare to open minds and hearts.  You will learn how Marin Shakespeare uses Shakespeare and Drama Therapy in California State Prisons and other institutions, and you will learn about opportunities to volunteer at San Quentin, Solano State Prison, Folsom Women’s Facility and other locations.

JANUARY 14 – 15, 2017 in San Rafael, CA
Saturday, January 16   from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 17   from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm in San Rafael, CA.

Cost: $375; partial scholarships available.  Click here to enroll.

For more information or to enquire about scholarships, please call 415/499-4485 or email or visit Social Justice Teacher Training

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.  Cost: $50.

To sign up, call 415/499-4487 or Click here to sign up online.

For audition information and to schedule an appointment click here: Audition Information.

Workshops with Shakespeare Masters 

Director Robert Currier

Artistic Director Robert Currier
Artistic Director Robert Currier has offered Shakespeare workshops through Dominican University of California’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Marin, and the Fromm Institute. For information on upcoming workshops, please call 415/499-4485 or email

Master Classes with Rob Clare
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Stay tuned for details about August Master Classes with Rob Clare.  Rob is a renowned international director, scholar and master-teacher  whose freelance credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company, The UK National Theatre, Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theatre, and India’s National School of Drama.

Learn tips and tools for approaching acting Shakespeare from one of the best.

Past Workshops have also been given by Barry Kraft, long-time Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor, dramaturg and gadfly and Marin Shakespeare actor.

Barry Kraft

For more information, call 415/499-4487.