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Marin Shakespeare Company Audition Information

General Auditions for the 2015 season will take place February 13 - 15, with Callbacks on March 1 and 2. All auditions are at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre; parking is in the lot at 890 Belle Avenue. In case of rain, auditions will relocate to an indoor location on the Dominican University campus.

Friday, February 13: 10 AM to 5 PM - AEA only
Saturday, February 14: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, February 15: 10 AM to 5 PM

Our Audition Workshop will take place Monday, February 9 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Corte Madera Town Center Community Room.

To sign up for an audition slot, please contact or 415/499-4488.
To sign up for the Audition Workshop with Director Lesley Schisgall Currier, click here.

2015 Summer Season

To schedule an audition appointment by phone or email, please tell us your name, whether or not you are a member of Actor’s Equity Association, your preferred audition date and time, your email address, and phone number. We will contact you to confirm your appointment, with email as our preferred communication tool. In the event you need to cancel or change your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Equity actors please prepare two contrasting Shakespearean monologues, total 3 min. max; non-Equity please prepare one Shakespearean monologue, 2 min. max. Bring photo/resume to the audition. 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.

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.

We will also accept videotape auditions; we are particularly interested in actors with extensive outdoor Shakespeare experience. Some 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, we prefer that you 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.

Plays & Schedule:


Rehearsals begin June 2.
Performances June 26 - July 26

Don Quixote

Rehearsals begin July 7
Performances July 31 - August 30

Richard III

Rehearsals begin August 4
Performances September 4 - 27

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.

Tech Rehearsals:

CYMBELINE : Tues/Wed, June 23/24

Tues/Wed, July 28/29

RICHARD III: Tues/Wed, Sept. 1/2
All from noon to midnight.


Performances are typically Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm, and Thursday evenings in September. There will also be 11 AM Student Matinees of RICHARD III the last three Fridays in September. Please see the schedule for specific performance dates.

Specific schedules will vary depending on whether actors are cast in one, two, or three productions.

Contracts & Stipends:

Marin Shakespeare Company has a Letter of Agreement contract; we hire up to ten AEA actors during the season; the salary will be a minimum of $456/week. We cast the remainder of the company from non-AEA actors; the non-AEA stipend is $750 per show; 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 Click for the Acting Intern Application PDF

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 Click Tech Intern Program Application PDF

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 Tech Director, carpenters, costume designers, house managers, assistant stage managers, and various other positions.

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



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