Audition Information Marin Shakespeare Company 

General Auditions for our 2018 summer season were held:

Friday, January 26
Sunday January 28 and
Monday January 29

with Callbacks:
Sunday February 4 and
Monday February 5.

Online sign-ups are now closed, but we are still accepting applications for the summer Intern Program.



Auditions will be held at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre on the campus of Dominican University in San Rafael; the address is 890 Belle Avenue.  In inclement weather, auditions will move indoors to 514 Fourth St. in San Rafael.

Please make sure to read the information on this page carefully.

What to Prepare: Equity actors please prepare two contrasting monologues, total 3 min. max. at least one Shakespearean; non-Equity please prepare one Shakespearean monologue, 2 min. max. Bring photo/resume to the audition, as well as the Audition Form.  You can also fill out the Audition Form at the auditions; do not return it to us in advance. 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.

We offer an Audition Workshop on Monday, January 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

One of our summer mainstage Directors will offer insight on auditioning for outdoor Shakespeare festivals plus give one-on-one feedback on your audition piece. This is a great way to prepare for Marin Shakespeare Company General Auditions. Class size is strictly limited to 12 students. Cost: $50. To sign up for the Audition Workshop, click here.

Audition Information and Form 2018

Please sign up for your Audition slot below; scroll down to see all three audition dates:

Out of town actors wishing to audition in San Rafael before January 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.

Video submissions will be viewed; we are particularly interested in actors with extensive outdoor Shakespeare experience. Limited 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, 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.

2018 Summer Season

Rehearsals begin April 17
Performances May 18 – July 8

Shakespeare’s Will
Rehearsals begin May 22
Performances June 8 – July 8

Rehearsals begin June 12
Performances July 13 – August 5.

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.

Mandatory Tech Rehearsals from noon to midnight.
Tues/Wed, May 15 & 16
Shakespeare’s Will: Tues/Wed, June 5 & 6
Pericles: Tues/Wed, July 10 & 11

Please see the calendar for specific performance dates.

Actors may be cast in one, two, or three productions.

Contracts & Stipends:
Marin Shakespeare Company has a Letter of Agreement contract; we hire up to twelve AEA actors during the season; the salary will be a minimum of $503/week. We cast the remainder of the company from non-AEA actors; the non-AEA stipend is $875 per production; 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 may 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 Acting Intern Application 2018

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 Tech Intern Application 2018

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 Stage Manager, carpenters, costume designers, house managers, assistant stage managers, and various other positions.

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