Marin Shakespeare Company
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
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 info@marinShakespeare.org
To sign up for the Audition Workshop with Director Lesley Schisgall
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: management@marinShakespeare.org.
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
Plays & Schedule:
Rehearsals begin June 2.
Performances June 26 - July 26
Rehearsals begin July 6
Performances July 31 - August 30
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.
RICHARD III : Tues/Wed, June 23/24
DON QUIXOTE: Tues/Wed, July 28/29
CYMBELINE: 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. There will be some Thursday evening performances
in September. There will also be 11 AM Student Matinees of CYMBELINE
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
For more information contact management@marinShakespeare.org.
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: management@marinShakespeare.org.
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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