Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. We cast both Equity and non-Equity actors in our season on a show by show basis. If you are interested in being considered for our upcoming season, headshots & resumes may be sent to:
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Email submissions also accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure that your resume includes your current e-mail address and phone number (and/or agent information), the names of directors with whom you have worked, as well as the theatres where you have performed. Actors also MUST specify AEA status on your resume and in the subject line of your submission (“AEA Actor Submission” or “NON-EQUITY Actor Submission”).
Please be aware that each year there are many more submissions than we can accommodate, and the artistic staff has found it necessary to limit who we see based upon our needs each year. If we are interested in seeing your work for a particular production, we will notify you. The Shakespeare Theatre also attends the New Jersey Theatre Alliance combined auditions, and holds annual Equity Principal Auditions both in Madison, NJ and New York – dates will be posted both on our website and the AEA website. For early career actors, we also encourage you to explore our training opportunities, including the Apprentice Company, the Next Stage Ensemble, and Shakespeare LIVE!.
Equity Principal Auditions
Please prepare a 2-minute Shakespeare monologue, OR 2 monologues (one Shakespeare) not to exceed 3 minutes combined. Monologues may be chosen from our season if desired. Remember to bring your stapled headshot/resume and AEA card to the audition.
By Appointment: Wednesday, February 26th at our theatre (36 Madison Avenue) in Madison, NJ from 10am-6pm, lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm. Please leave a message at (973) 845-6785 to schedule a timeslot - calls will be returned in the order they came. AEA members without an appointment will be seen as time permits.
Open Call: Friday, February 28th at the AEA Audition Center in Manhattan (165 West 46th St, 16th floor) from 9:30am-5:30pm, lunch 1pm-2pm. No calls, please.