Current Audition Information
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company (at The Shakespeare Tavern) holds General, Equity and Apprentice Company Auditions in the late Spring/early Summer.
Current Equity & Apprentice Company Auditions: We are holding General Auditions April 28 for shows performing September 2015-March 2016. We are also now accepting applications for our 2015-'16 Apprentice Company.AEA members may contact for an appointment. Non-union actors may submit cover letter, headshot, and resume to . May 25th is the final deadline for submitting. Non-union actors should indicate if they are interested in consideration for the Apprentice Company. For complete information on the professional Apprenticeship click "Apprentice Company" on the left hand sidebar.
Season Equity Auditions
Please note, auditions take place in Atlanta only. Only serious inquiries need request audition appointment time. Headshots and resumes are required in advance for non-Equity interested in an audition spot. Email to or ATTN: Casting 499 Peachtree St NE Atlanta GA 30308
Where: The Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree Street NE
Park in the Emory University Hospital Parking Deck, located directly in front of our front doors or in the lot on the corner of Peachtree and Renaissance Parkway. You must pay at both these lots. DO NOT PARK BEHIND OUR BUILDING
What: Audition appointments are five minutes long. Please prepare two brief contrasting monologues: one by Shakespeare and one comedic monologue (the Shakespeare monologue may be comedic only if the other monologue is not comedic). So that's: one Shakespeare, one non-Shakespeare, one comedic, one non-comedic. Mix & Match. Singers may prepare 16 bars of an a cappella song.
Please bring TWO copies of your headshot and resume.
Equity Members: To schedule an appointment, e-mail Drew Reeves at .
Non-Equity members (and Apprentice Company hopefuls) will be seen as time allows if no other Equity Member is waiting to audition. Please contact Drew with your headshot and resumé to be considered for a window of time to be seen.
When scheduling an appt, please mention if you are Equity, Non-Equity and/or interested in the Apprentice Company
About Our Apprenticeship
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern offers an eight-month Apprenticeship for post-education, professional actors. It is designed for new professional actors and actresses bridging the gap between post-secondary professional acting training and the rest of their professional careers. Interested candidates might have an interest in modern Shakespeare performance or interest in the life of a resident actor in an ongoing artistic ensemble, or have never had any particular training in Shakespeare at all.
The by-audition-only Company of eight actors begins the season in August and continues to the end of April. Exact start and end dates always tba until July.
The Apprenticeship involves intensive acting training and performance in main-stage Tavern shows as well as training in back stage/front of house support for artistic and management staff. Areas of study include Voice, Text, Original Practice, Movement, Dance, Madrigal, Fight, Clown, Linklater and Alexander Technique, and Structure of the Verse as well as lighting, stage management and marketing. Performance on the Tavern stage is part of the package- most apprentices leave the program with two Main-stage entries on their resume. The 2014-2015 Apprentices will also tour two Theatre for Young Audiences titles to Atlanta Metro area schools: “Shakespeare: the Language That Shaped a World” and “Shakespeare for Kids! Romeo & Juliet.” The total hourly commitment varies by week and month. Those hours will be a combination of daytimes, weekends and evenings. Apprentices may also understudy significant roles in the regular season and are used as support staff in different areas of the Company such as concessions, Education, Costuming, and Publicity.
A very flexible work schedule is an absolute requirement. ASC is a Equal Opportunity Employer Paid position. Equity Member Candidate Program points available. Apprentices can join EMC through this program.(TYA tour weeks are not considered eligible EMC weeks.)
In-depth information on the Apprentice Company will be available at Equity General Auditions.
To be called back for consideration as an Apprentice, you must be seen at Tavern Equity General Auditions. 2015 Call back are May TBA.
Also, make sure you try to see a Tavern performance between now and your audition. We have a unique performance style that is important to our training program.
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