Audition Update: Northern CA – Marin Shakespeare Company

Marin Shakespeare Company in San Rafael will hold auditions for its 2014 season on February 7, 8 & 9, with callbacks on February 15 & 16. The season includes As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and An Ideal Husband. Up to ten AEA actors will be hired. There is pay for non-union actors. Equity actors should prepare two contrasting Shakespearean monologues, total 3 minutes max; non-Equity, please prepare one Shakespearean monologue, 2 minutes max. Bring photo & resume. They will also see a short example of any special talents (singing, juggling, musical instrument, etc.) To sign up for an audition slot, please contact or (415) 499-4488.

Out of town actors wishing to audition in San Rafael before February 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. They are also accepting videotaped auditions although you are more likely to be considered for casting if they can meet you in person. They are particularly interested in actors with extensive outdoor Shakespeare experience. Some housing for out of town AEA actors is available. Complete details, including rehearsal and show schedule, contract information, intern program and more can be found HERE. AEA info is available at


Ready for a road trip? Marin Shakespeare Company in northern California is producing King John the summer.

David Hirzel, wordwright

Shakespeare’s tragedy “The Life and Death of King John” is seldom staged, so the current performance at San Rafael’s Shakespeare Marin may be one of the few times you will ever have to see it.  Don’t miss it!  This play, as directed by Lesley Schisgall Currier, is full of surprises and all the passion, action, wit and betrayal that we have come to know and expect from the Bard. Not only that, it ends on a high note, with the crown of England finally bestowed upon the rightful heir to the throne.

The kings of England and France each declare the other usurper to the throne of England.  They are both right and wrong.  Their armies and their families clash, unite in marriage, part from each other under threat of excommunication from an emissary of the Pope.  Innocents are caught up in the machinations; loyalties shift and shift again. …

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