Hampshire Shakespeare Company is holding an additional round of auditions for the 2018 Season of Shakespeare Under the Stars of Twelfth Night and Othello.

Auditions will be held in the Amherst Room at the Jones Library in Amherst.

Please prepare one monologue and bring your headshot & résumé if you have one. You can sign up for an audition slot using the link below, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Performers who are people of color and/or trans are strongly encouraged to audition.

Callbacks will be on April 7.

If you are unable to attend the auditions: we are also taking video submissions. Please send a video of one monologue to along with a copy of your headshot and résumé.

Young Company

Young Company Auditions will be held on April 7 and April 10. Callbacks will be held on April 11.

Please contact for more information.



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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