Friday, April 12 @ 5 – 9 p.m. at Room L-3, Cleveland Hall, Mt. Holyoke College
Saturday, April 13 @ 12 – 4 p.m. at the Blanchard Great Room, Community Center, Mt. Holyoke College

Callbacks will be on Sunday, April 14 @ 5 – 9 p.m.

Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute Shakespeare monologue.
People interested in auditioning for female roles in Taming should also prepare at least 30 seconds of a rock song.

Please sign up for an audition slot here:

About the Shows:

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Noah Tuleja
Performs June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7
King Henry V is all in favor, and to this end he invades France. A good war? A just war? One of Shakespeare’s most beloved history plays offers us a most ambiguous hero, a dubious cause, against-the-odds victories, and one of the most rousing pre-battle speeches ever penned. Join us as we head “Once more unto the breach, dear Friends,” with this streamlined, small cast, ensemble production of King Henry V.

Based on William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
Performs July 17 to 21 and July 24 to 28
Katherina Minola is a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet together [and] consume the thing that feeds their fury.” Shakespeare’s passionate love story and searing critique of gender roles is turned here into a fresh and politically relevant rock musical. Adapted by Toby Vera Bercovici with music & lyrics by Old Flame.

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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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