Audition Information Marin Shakespeare Company 

General Auditions for our 2019 summer season will be held:

Musical Theatre Auditions:
Friday, December 7 – AEA priority 10 am – 5 pm; AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm

Shakespeare Auditions:
Wednesday, December 12 – AEA priority from 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday, December 13 – AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm
Thursday, December 13 – AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm

With Callbacks:
Tuesday, December 11 from 10 am to 10 pm – Musical Theatre Actors
Sunday, December 16 from 9 am to 10 pm – Shakespeare
Monday, December 17 from 6 – 10 pm – Shakespeare

Auditions will be held at 514 Fourth St. in San Rafael.
Walk-ins are welcome.

We are also accepting applications for the 2019 summer Intern Program and encourage potential Acting Interns to attend General Auditions, if you are in the Bay Area.  Please see information below about the Audition Workshop on Monday, December 3.

Please sign up for your Audition slot below; scroll down to see all four audition dates:
Info & Audition Form 2019

Friday, Dec 7  Musical Theatre General Auditions
AEA Priority 10 am – 5 pm
AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm
*Please choose a slot on this day if you are auditioning for the musical and the Shakespeare plays, OR if you are auditioning exclusively for the musical.

Wednesday, Dec 12  Shakespeare AEA Priority Auditions
10 am – 5 pm

Thursday, Dec 13 Shakespeare General Auditions
AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm

Friday, Dec 14 Shakespeare General Auditions
AEA and non-AEA 6 – 10 pm

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 and 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.

Info & Audition Form 2019

Musical Theatre actors please prepare a song and bring sheet music in your key, no charts, for the accompanist.  Dance auditions will be held at Callbacks.

Please prepare to use your full voice; ours is a large outdoor amphitheatre.

We offer an Audition Workshop on Monday, December 3 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 your Shakespeare monologue 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.

Out of town actors wishing to audition in San Rafael before December may send photo and 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.

2019 Summer Season

Measure for Measure
Rehearsals begin June 4, 2019
Performances June 21 – July 21

A zany Tony-award winning musical to be named in the Spring!
Rehearsals begin June 25
Performances July 26 – August 25

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Rehearsals begin July 30
Performances August 30 – September 29

Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition!

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.
Measure for Measure
Tues/Wed, June 18 and 19
The Musical: Tues/Wed, July 23 and 24
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Tues/Wed, August 27 and 28

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 $516/week. We cast the remainder of the company from non-AEA actors; the non-AEA stipend is $900 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 Info & Application 2019

Technical Theatre Internships:
Are you a high school student or young adult interested in the technical side of theatre? Join our Technical Intern program. Work alongside professionals in Set Design and Construction, Lighting, Prop Design, Scenic Art, and House Management. Tech Interns will be paid a small stipend, and are expected to work on the run crew for at least one summer production.
For more information contact
To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application or Tech Intern Info & Application 2019

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 an Assistant Stage Manager, carpenters, costume designers, house managers, and various other positions.

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