The American Shakespeare Center Holding Auditions in NY, IL and VA

By | September 22, 2016

American Shakespeare Center Season Auditions

Location: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Staunton, VA

Type: Theater

The American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA) is casting the 2017 Blackfriars Playhouse Summer/Fall Season of rotating repertory. Repertory includes Much Ado about Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher, 3 Henry VI. Contract runs April 24-Nov. 26, 2017.

Also casting the 2017/18 American Shakespeare Center on Tour. Repertory includes Sense and Sensibility, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, and Equivocation. Contract runs June 19, 2017-June 10, 2018.

The American Shakespeare Center seeks classically-trained actors who also are strong singers and musicians. Actors play and sing music before and during all ASC shows.

Auditions will be held by appt. only mid-Oct. in Staunton, VA, late-Oct. in New York, NY, and early-Nov. in Chicago, IL. To submit, email your headshot and resume to Include your full name in the subject line of your email. Submit your headshot in JPG format and your resume in PDF (each file must be no larger than 200Kb). Use your first and last name for the JPG and PDF filenames (e.g. WillKemp.jpg). For more info, visit Casting Equity and Non-Equity actors. Equity LOA. Non-Equity benefits include salary, housing, health insurance.


Seeking—All Roles. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The American Shakespeare Center is looking for actors of all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities. We frequently cast women as male characters and sometimes men as female characters. We cast actors of color in any/all roles. We believe that Shakespeare’s plays tell the stories of all of us and we want our casting to reflect that.

Please see the following pdf for role details:  asc_info

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Staunton, VA
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This casting notice was posted by: American Shakespeare Center

One thought on “The American Shakespeare Center Holding Auditions in NY, IL and VA

  1. Hannah

    Hi! My name is Paige and I’m 16 years old. I’m 5’4 and have a very unhealthy obsession with Shakespeare. I put all my energy into my acting and I think you’d really love what I have to offer you. I live in Virginia and would like more than anything to be a put of your play(:


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