Teen Touring Company A Unique Acting Opportunity

2017: KING LEARado

Directed by Jackson Currier and Luisa Frasconi

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KING LEAR is an action-packed drama exploring family dynamics, loyalty, speaking truth to power, and madness both real and feigned.

The Teen Touring Company is a unique opportunity for teenagers (age 13+) to create and tour a 75-minute Shakespeare play. Students work with a professional director, and then perform on tour at schools and senior centers for three weeks each Spring.

The Teen Touring Company will perform at 12 to 15 venues. Students will be expected to miss three days of school for in-schools performances; a complete performance schedule will be available at the auditions.

Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm – San Rafael – Opening Night!
Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 pm – Deer Park, 646 Canyon Rd., Novato
Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 pm – AlmaVia, 515 Northgate, San Rafael
Monday, March 6 at 7:30 pm – San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd., San Anselmo
Tuesday, March 7 at 8:15 am – Hamilton Elementary School, 5530 Nave Dr., Novato
Tuesday, March 7 at 1:30 pm – Tomales High School, 3850 Irvin Rd, Tomales (cancelled)
Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 pm – The Tamalpais, 501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae
Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm – Springfield Place, 101 South Ely Blvd., Petaluma
Monday, March 13 at 8:30 am – Bahia Vista Elementary School, 125 Bahia Way, San Rafael
Monday, March 13 at 1:30 pm – Hillcrest Middle School, 725 Bloomfield Rd., Sebastopol
Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 am – Brookhaven Elementary, 7905 Valentine Ave., Sebastopol
Wednesday, March 15 at 1:15 pm – St. Isabella School, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael
Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 pm – Drake Terrace, 275 Los Ranchitos Rd., San Rafael
Monday, March 20 at 7:00 pm – San Rafael – Closing Night!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Marin Ballet, 100 Elm, San Rafael

Sunday, December 18, 2016
from 1 – 3:30 pm
Marin Ballet, 100 Elm, San Rafael


To sign up to audition, contact the Education Director at 415-499-4487 or education@marinshakespeare.org. You may also just show up on the day of auditions, but we prefer to know you are coming in advance. For the audition, please prepare to perform a Shakespearean monologue of 1 to 2 minutes, from any play. We prefer that you memorize the monologue, but it is acceptable to read it if you prefer. You will be participating in warm-up exercises and other group acting activities. You will also be given scenes from the play to read; you will have time to look over any scenes before you are asked to read. We strongly encourage all actors to plan to attend both days of auditions. If you cannot attend both days, or cannot attend auditions, please let us know. Typically, everyone who auditions is cast.

Tuition: $550

You may pay tuition before, at, or after Auditions. Need-based scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; please call if you have any questions.

To pay the tuition using a credit card, go to Teen Touring Company Enrollment.  You may also mail a check to: Marin Shakespeare Company, P. O. Box 4053, San Rafael, CA 94913.

Call 415-499-4487 if you have questions or to sign up to audition.

January 9 – March 2, 2017
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

You will not be called to every rehearsal. Please be prepared to list all your rehearsals conflicts at the time you audition.

Rehearsals will be held in San Rafael.

Booking Performances

Interested in bringing the Teen Touring Company to your school or community center for a free performance? Contact Marin Shakespeare Education Director at 415-499-4487 education@marinshakespeare.org

Click here for more information on programs for schools.

Click here to see Discovery Guides with information to help classroom teachers prepare students for performances.

Click here to see photos from Teen Touring Company productions since 1997.