Young Company Auditions

Members of the cast from the 2018 production of Twelfth Night In Space.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is holding auditions for our Young Company production of Measure for Measure!

May 6 & 7 @ 5-8 p.m.
Location Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA

Please note: updates will be added to our Auditions page and Facebook event.

What you need to know:

• Auditions are open to those ages 13-18

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

• Fill out this form so we can get to know you:

• Rehearsals and performances will take place at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
650 E Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002

• Intensive rehearsals will be held August 5-16 and performances will take place that weekend, August 16-18.

• Tuition for the 2-week intensive is $375.

• For more information visit


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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