The cast of The Amen Corner, photo by Scott Suchman
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Shakespeare Theatre Company!
Shakespeare Theatre Company has a mission of creating, preserving, and promoting classic theatre for all audiences. To uphold our mission, our casts must reflect the community we serve so that all audiences feel seen, heard, and represented. Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to equity, diversity, and intersectional inclusion. As such, STC welcomes performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, races, ages, as well as performers with disabilities to our stages.
To ensure we stay true to our mission and values, Casting hopes to demystify the casting process and invite the acting community to connect with us through one of our various access points.
Please scroll down for information on how to share your materials via our STC ALL IN portal, submit yourself for consideration for one of our upcoming productions, or get in contact with a member of our team. Casting is excited to get to know you and your work!
STC ALL IN
Welcome to the STC ALL IN program! Casting is excited to introduce a new access point for actors looking to collaborate with STC. The STC ALL IN portal is a new way to submit yourself for consideration for future programming at STC. While we will continue our established forms of outreach, we wanted to offer another avenue for the acting community to express interest in working with us. By filling out the form below, actors enter themselves into a growing performer database. Through self-submission, actors help us to cast a wider net during the audition process for our upcoming productions, allowing us to include more voices in our sessions.
Along with the creation of the STC ALL IN database, we are excited to share that as a part of this program, we will be holding a series of general auditions with our acting community. We at STC, are a huge proponent of general auditions as they are a way to connect with theater makers and explore text without the high stakes of being attached to a production. By submitting this form and participating in STC ALL IN, artists can elect to be considered for a general audition with Resident Casting Director Danica Rodriguez and be added to the list of actors we hope to meet in the coming year.
We will be holding general audition sessions multiple times throughout the year, so we thank you for your patience as we build this list and reach out to the performers who have submitted their materials. We hope this program continues to build mutually beneficial relationships between the artists, the theatre, our office, and the greater artistic community. Please spread the word about STC ALL IN, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Please see the “STAY CONNECTED” menu below for information on how to submit to this program via mail.
Should you have any questions about STC ALL IN, please feel free to email CastingShakespeare@ShakespeareTheatre.org
The first round of STC ALL IN General Auditions will take place virtually during the last week of May 2022. Anyone who has submitted through the STC ALL IN portal will be considered. If you aren’t chosen for our May session, there will be additional generals throughout the year.
If you’ve seen a breakdown elsewhere, please review the dates as those auditions may have already passed, or we may be accepting submissions through that site only.
Please continue to check this space for updates as this page will be updated regularly! We also encourage you to share your information and materials through the STC ALL IN portal to be considered for future projects.
For more information about our current season, please click here
We encourage you to stay connected with us via our social media, website, and the STC ALL IN portal, as these channels will be updated regularly and share what’s up next for Casting at STC.
Casting also attends the Washington/Baltimore AEA Liaison auditions and holds Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) in D.C. and New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles each year. Please contact Actors’ Equity Association to find out more information about EPAs.
Should you prefer to send your materials via mail, please find instructions below. All materials sent to us, no matter the method, will be reviewed by casting. We then will reach out to actors individually based on the project we are working on.
Please send your headshot/resume to:Shakespeare Theatre CompanyATTN: CASTING516 8th Street SEWashington, DC 20003
And as always, should you have any questions along the way, please feel free to email CastingShakespeare@ShakespeareTheatre.org
Danica Rodriguez (she/her/hers) is the Resident Casting Director at Shakespeare Theatre Company. She began her casting career in television working at Marc Hirschfeld Casting and Warner Brothers Television Casting NY, then pivoting to Off-Broadway theatre, joining The Public Theater’s casting department before moving to Washington, D.C., to join STC in her current position. In her tenure as a casting professional, Danica has worked on dozens of mainstage productions and workshops/developments in New York, New Hampshire, and D.C. Danica’s core values of generosity, advocacy, and equity led her to her role as founding trainer and educator for Broadway for Racial Justice’s Casting Directive, as well as projects connected to Netflix, LALIFF, JAG Productions, and The Civilians. She has recently been named a 2021 TCG Rising Leader of Color and continues to uplift voices of the global majority in her work. Danica holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Film & Media Studies from Dartmouth College.