Audition Information Marin Shakespeare Company 

General Auditions for our 2020 summer season will be held January 26 – 28, 2020

with Callbacks February 2 – 4.

Sunday, January 26 – 1 to 10 pm: AEA and non-AEA.
Monday, January 27 – 1 to 10 pm: AEA EPA.
Tuesday, January 28 – 1 to 2 pm: AEA Men’s Dance Call. 2 – 3 pm: AEA Women’s Dance Call.
Tuesday, January 28 – 7-10 pm: AEA and non-AEA (Shakespeare onlyy; no accompanist.)

Walk-ins are welcome.

We are also accepting applications for the 2020 summer Intern Program.

Info & Audition Form 2020

Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition!


What to Prepare for Season General Auditions: 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. Musical Theatre actors please prepare a song and bring sheet music in your key, no charts, for the accompanist.  AEA actors are not required to attend the AEA Dance Auditions; we will also be dancing at Callbacks.

Audition Workshop on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.  Click here to Enroll.

Our Artistic Director Robert Currier 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; 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.  There is no absolute deadline to submit, but we encourage you to send your submission no later than our General Auditions, if possible, for your best consideration.

2020 Summer Season

Troilus and Cressida
Rehearsals begin June 2, 2020
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals from noon to midnight Tues/Wed, June 23 and 24
Performances June 26 – July 19

Monty Python’s Spamalot – back by popular demand!
Rehearsals begin June 30
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals from noon to midnight Tues/Wed, July 21 and 22
Performances July 24 – August 23

Romeo and Juliet
Rehearsals begin July 28
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals from noon to midnight Tues/Wed, August 25 and 26
Performances August 30 – September 27

Rehearsals are generally Tuesday through Fridays from 5 to 11 pm, plus Saturdays & Sundays between 10 am and 9 pm. There will be some afternoon rehearsals Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 1 – 5 pm. You will not be called to every rehearsal.

Please see the calendar for specific performance dates.

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

Contracts & Stipends:
Marin Shakespeare Company operates under an AEA Letter of Agreement contract; we hire up to twelve AEA actors during the season; the salary will be a minimum of $513/week. We cast the remainder of the company from non-AEA actors; non-AEA actors are reimbursed and 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 2020

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 2020

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 AEA Stage Managers, Props Designer, Scenic Artists, carpenters, costume designers, house managers, and various other positions.

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