Current Audition Information

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company (at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse) holds Equity auditions several times a year and Apprentice Company Auditions in the late Spring/early Summer.

Current Equity & Apprentice Company Audition Listings

Apprentice Company Auditions:

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2020-2021 Apprentice Company:

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company is now accepting general audition video submissions for the 2020-2021 Apprentice Company. Interested applicants should prepare the following:
  • Two contrasting monologues, one of which must be a verse Shakespeare monologue (they can both be Shakespeare, but at least one has to be);
  • 12-16 bars of singing, any style.
Please send video submissions, along with a headshot and resume to:

Please allow 48 hours for a response.

All finalists must be seen in-person for Atlanta callbacks, currently scheduled for March 14th and 15th, 2020. We will begin sending callback invitations in mid-February. PLEASE READ THE “ABOUT OUR APPRENTICESHIP” INFO BELOW BEFORE APPLYING.

Please note, unless otherwise specified, general 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 being seen during Equity auditions.
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.

Please bring TWO copies of your headshot and resume.

Equity Members: To schedule an appointment, e-mail Drew Reeves at .

Non-Equity members 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 or Non-Equity.

About Our Apprenticeship

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse 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 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 the Tavern AppCo Auditions.

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.

For all the Apprentice Company FAQ’s go here!