Shakespeare for Social Justice seeks Teaching Artists for programs in California state prisons

Marin Shakespeare Company has provided programming in California state prisons since 2003. We seek Teaching Artists interested in teaching Shakespeare, Acting for Veterans, and Drama for Re-Entry.  We provide ongoing training, curriculum, and support.  The pay rate is $60/hour for teaching hours, plus travel reimbursement.

We particularly seek Teaching Artists who are BIPOC, system-impacted, and/or have experience in Drama Therapy, as well as theatre/Shakespeare directing and teaching experience.

FREE Training Opportunity

If you are interested in learning more about Shakespeare for Social Justice, please join us for a free virtual workshop Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm.  Participants who complete the workshop will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The workshop will cover cultural competency, trauma-informed care, and learning from Returned Artists who have participated in the program.

Sign up here for the December 11, 2021 Workshop:
Questions?  Contact Tina Rutsch at

Additional Trainings for People Interested in Joining Our Team:

Are you an actor, director or theatre teacher who wants to use the power of theatre to help others? Join one of our Shakespeare for Social Justice Instructor Training Workshops to learn about using Drama Therapy and Shakespeare to open minds and hearts.

We receive many inquiries each year from theatre artists and healers who are interested in volunteering with our programs, being hired to work with us, and/or learning from us to start or run a variety of other programs.  We encourage theatre artists who want to volunteer or learn about paid work opportunities to start by participating in one of our Training Workshops. This gives you a chance to learn more about us and our methodology, and for us to get to know you.

Teaching Artists are also welcome to email a cover letter and resume to us at: to enquire about hiring openings.

Next Workshop:  Due to COVID-19, we have not yet scheduled our next workshop.

Last Workshop:
Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2020
Led by Suraya Keating

514 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $375, partial scholarships available, please enquire


Join us for this unique training and explore:

Workshops are facilitated by Suraya Keating, Shakespeare for Social Justice Director, who has over a decade of experience teaching at San Quentin and other programs; Lynn Baker-Nauman, long-time Shakespeare for Social Justice Lead Teacher; and Lesley Currier, founder of Shakespeare for Social Justice.

For more information, phone 415-499-4485 or email

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