Teen Touring Company A Unique Acting Opportunity


Directed by Jackson Currier
Assistant Directed by Luisa Frasconi

ROMEO AND JULIET is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.  Its teenage protagonists fight, fall in love, and make difficult decisions — all while speaking some of the greatest poetry ever written!

The Teen Touring Company is a unique opportunity for teenagers (age 13+) to create and tour a 1-hour+ version of a 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 performs 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.  All students who sign up will be cast; please plan to attend auditions to determine your role.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
514 Fourth Street, 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.


Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Tech week starts Sunday, March 3.  Opening Night is Friday, March 8, and Closing is Sunday, March 24.

First Rehearsal – Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Mandatory Parent Meeting – January 16 from 6:30 – 7:00

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 at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm – Open Rehearsal at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 pm – AlmaVia Senior Residence, San Rafael
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm – Springfield Place Senior Residence, Petaluma
Tuesday, March 12 at 8:30 am – Aspire Public School, Oakland
Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30 pm – St. Isabella’s, San Rafael
Thursday, March 14 at 7:15 pm – The Redwoods Senior Residence, Mill Valley
Friday, March 15 at 8:55 am – Miller Creek Middle School, San Rafael
Friday, March 15 at 1:15 pm – Hillcrest Middle School, Sebastopol
Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 pm – Deer Park Senior Residence, Novato
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm – Drake Terrace Senior Residence, San Rafael
Friday, March 22 at 8:30 am – Kent Middle School, Kentfield
Friday, March 22 12:50 pm – Davidson Middle School, San Rafael
Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 pm – Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael
Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm – The Tamalpais – CANCELLED due to quarantine
Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm – 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael

Tuition: $600

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.

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.