2020 Season of Shakespeare Under the Stars

The Tempest
Directed by Peg Duffy
Performances: June 24th-28th, July 1st-5th

Directed by Kit Thomas & Luke Dowling
Performances: July 15th-19th, July 22nd-26th

Sign up for an audition slot at

Auditions will take place at the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, March 25th – 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: The Workroom (downstairs level), Northampton Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, March 26th – 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Mainstage Theatre, Emily Dickinson Hall, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002

Preparation: We’re looking for a 1-2 minute monologue, ideally Shakespeare or other heightened text, but please don’t let a lack of prepared monologue keep you from auditioning! We are happy to see you come and read even if you don’t have a monologue prepared!

Video auditions will be accepted if you can’t make the in-person dates – please be in touch with our Production Manager, Ezekiel Baskin (ezekiel.baskin (at) if you’re interested in submitting a video audition.

Callbacks: If needed, callbacks will take place on Sunday, March 29th, from 2:00-6:00 PM, at Emily Dickinson Hall, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002. Invitations to callbacks will be sent out following the second day of auditions.

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

Young Company Auditions

The Tempest
Directed by Hannah Simms
Performances: August 14 – 16 @7 p.m.

Monday, May 11 & Tuesday, May 12
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 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!

7 thoughts on “Auditions

  1. I would love, if someone would send me the audition information for the upcoming 2016 auditions.
    And whether you will be taking video submissions or out of state actors.
    Thanks you!

    Alaska Jackson

    • Hello, Alaska,
      Thank you for reaching out to us. We will be announcing information about our upcoming 2016 auditions after we have selected directors, a process which will complete in mid-January. We anticipate that the auditions will take place around mid-March, and we do plan to accept video submissions from out of state actors. If you have any further questions, please email us at
      Thank you,
      Sara Berliner
      2016 season producer

      • Wonderful, I would love to know those exact dates in March when you will start accepting video auditions and when you stop accepting auditions Will you be out in Los Angeles at all doing auditions? And if not, where do I send in my video submission?

        Thank you!

        Best, Alaska Jackson 702.238.8119

        On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Hampshire Shakespeare Company wrote:

        > Hampshire Shakespeare Company commented: “Hello, Astrid, No, you do not > have to be a prior member of the company to audition. Auditions will likely > be in the third week of March, more information to be announced by the end > of this week.” >

      • Hello, Alaska! Although we have not officially announced this yet, our main audition sessions will be happening in Boston and Amherst. We will be accepting video submissions at, along with a resume. We ask that your video begin with a brief introduction of yourself, and present 18-20 lines of Shakespearean text, preferably memorized. The camera should be far back enough that your body is visible, and since the productions may be movement-heavy, you are encouraged to make strong physical choices. You may be asked to provide additional information as a callback.
        The latest day to submit video auditions will be March 14th, but we will be accepting them starting immediately.

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