Audition at STC

Auditions

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.

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...
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Upcoming STC ALL IN Auditions


STC ALL IN General Auditions take place throughout the season and we're excited to continue to connect with more theater artists this year. Anyone who has submitted through the STC ALL IN portal will be considered. As there are many actors who have submitted through the program, if you haven't heard from a member of Team Casting right away, please don't fret! We're working diligently to meet with as many actors as we can.

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.

Currently Seeking


Shakespeare Theatre Company is excited to hold their 2024-25 Seasonal EPA this month! Please check out the EPA Notice below for further information on the roles available this season.

New York EPAs will be held on 4/10 at the Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St, New York, NY 10036

For more information and to sign up for an audition slot, please connect with Actors’ Equity.

D.C. EPAs will be held on 4/16 and 4/17 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Please review the available slots for the Washington, D.C. EPA via the submission form below to sign up. Sign-ups are open through April 15, 2024

 

AEA members may only sign up for one slot. You will receive a confirmation email before the day of your audition with all further details. Should you need to cancel your appointment, please email drodriguez@shakespearetheatre.org to let us know.

Non-AEA members cannot sign up for a scheduled audition at this time. They will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Non-AEA actors may submit your materials and choose Non-AEA Appointment List with the corresponding date they anticipate coming in. Pending availability, we will hopefully see folks on this list during the EPA.

We will not be accepting video submissions at this time.

Stay Connected


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 Company
ATTN: CASTING
516 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

And as always, should you have any questions along the way, please feel free to email CastingShakespeare@ShakespeareTheatre.org

About STC Casting

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.