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We cast both Equity and non-Equity actors in our season on a show by show basis. In general, our auditions are by invitation only.

If you would like to be considered for our upcoming season, please submit your picture and résumé by mail only to:

Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

We review every photo and résumé that we receive, and we contact actors individually to schedule auditions based on their experience and training.

General Auditions

There are several ways to audition for our theatre without an invitation. We attend the Washington / Baltimore AEA Liaison auditions and hold Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) in D.C. and New York, Chicago or Los Angeles each year. Please contact Actors’ Equity to find out more information about EPAs.

We prefer to see New York actors during our New York auditions, rather than having them travel to Washington. If you live outside New York or D.C. but plan to be in the D.C. area and would like to be considered for an audition, please let us know when you submit your headshot and resume the dates that you will be in town. We will review your résumé and contact you to arrange an audition if possible.

Our Acting Fellow Company

Each spring, we hold auditions for our Non-Equity Acting Fellowship in New York and D.C. Acting Fellows are contracted for an entire season and act as the ensemble for each of our plays, playing a variety of supporting roles and understudies throughout the season. Learn more.

Please note that we sometimes hire additional non-Equity actors on a show-by-show basis, especially those who are based in the D.C. area.

Thank you for your interest in the Shakespeare Theatre Company.