Announcing our 2020 Season of Shakespeare Under the Stars!

We are excited to announce our 2020 season of Shakespeare Under the Stars!

The Tempest
Directed by Peg Duffy
June 24 – 28, July 1 – 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Kit Thomas and Luke Dowling
July 15 – 19 & 22 – 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Young Company’s The Tempest
Directed by Hannah Simms
August 14 – 16 @ 7 p.m.

Check out our Auditions page for information on auditioning for this season!
Other work opportunities will be posted on the Staff Opportunities page!

Auditions for Mainstage – POSTPONED

Auditions have been postponed until further notice. Please visit our website and Facebook page for most up-to-date information.

We are still accepting video auditions. Please be in touch with our Production Manager, Ezekiel Baskin (ezekiel.baskin (at) if you’re interested in submitting a video audition.

Preparation: We’re looking for a 1-2 minute monologue, ideally Shakespeare or other heightened text.

Questions? Please be in touch with our Production Manager, Ezekiel Baskin, at ezekiel.baskin (at)

Young Company

Hampshire Shakespeare Company Young Company Summer Intensive

The Tempest
Directed by Hannah Simms

August 3 – 7 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
August 10 – 12 @ 10 am – 5 p.m.
August 13 @ 3 – 10 p.m.
August 14 @ 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
August 14 – 16 @7 p.m.

All rehearsals and performances will be on the Hampshire College campus.

Tuition for the 2-week intensive is $425

Monday, May 11 & Tuesday, May 12
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Emily Dickinson Hall, Hampshire College
Amherst, MA

Prepare your best monologue for the audition.
It does not have to be Shakespeare–we want to hear your best work!

For more information, visit our Auditions page.

Summer Theatre Workshops

Our summer 2020 workshops will run July 6th through July 31st for week-long sessions.

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All workshops are held at the Williston Theatre in Easthampton. Lunch is included.

Workshops take place from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, for groups between the ages of 6 to 8 and 9 to 13.

Every Friday there is a free performance for the public at 4 pm of the performance participants have created using theatre, improvisational games, and movement.

Tuition is $375 per session.

To register , please complete a registration form for each child in your family who would like to attend. 

Upon receipt of a completed registration form and full payment, Hampshire Shakespeare will hold a spot in the selected workshop. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation will be sent to families via e-mail except by special request. Payment and mailing instructions are on the registration form. For more information, call 413-642-6707 or email

Work With Us!

We have several positions open to work on the 2020 Season of Shakespeare Under the Stars, but here are the ones we’re hiring for now!

Get Involved!

Love fundraising or publicity? How about sewing or painting? Or just want to take tickets at performances? It takes a lot of work to get our season off the ground and we’ll have a number of positions (both volunteer and some with a small stipend) posted soon, but in the meantime, let us know if you’re interested in helping out and what you might like to do!