2017 General Auditions
We’re excited to announce our 2017 Silicon Valley Shakespeare General Auditions, and YOU’RE INVITED! Here’s what you need to know…
This year, we’re presenting:
The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Doll Piccotto
Hamlet (All-female cast), directed by Angie Higgins
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (by Jeffrey Hatcher), directed by Shawn Andrei
Audition Dates: Saturday, January 21st, 12-4pm, and
Sunday, January 22nd, 5-8pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
What To Bring: Please prepare two contrasting monologues up to 4 minutes long, combined. At least one monologue must be by William Shakespeare. If auditioning for Sherlock Holmes only, monologues may be by any playwright.
Bring your resume, headshot, and calendar to list conflicts. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete the necessary paperwork.
CLICK HERE to sign up for auditions.
Audition Location: The Armory – 240 North Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112 (Parking is available on the left side of the building. All auditions will take place on the 2nd floor.)
We also attend the Theatre Bay Area General Auditions every January and South Bay Regional Auditions every June. Visit the Theatre Bay Area website for more information.
Callbacks are by invitation only.
Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club: February 4th, 11:30am-5:30pm.
The Merry Wives of Windsor: February 11th, 1:00pm-4:30pm.
About the Season
The Merry Wives of Windsor performs at Willow Street Park in San Jose, June 9th-25th (Rehearsals begin May 1st).
Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes perform in repertory at Sanborn-Skyline County Park in Saratoga, July 28th-September 3rd (Rehearsals begin June 12th).
All roles are available. Some actors may be cast in multiple plays. An honorarium of $200 per show is paid to all actors. An additional travel allowance may be available to actors traveling from outside Santa Clara County.
A limited number of unpaid Acting Internships are available each season for emerging artists who are attending college or have recently graduated high school. Acting interns participate in professional mentoring as well as being cast in a production. Learn more about our casting policies here.
Regular rehearsals are held on weeknights with specific call times at director discretion and informed by actor availability. Typically, regular rehearsals begin no earlier than 6pm and conclude no later than 10pm. Some productions may feature one to two special full-day rehearsals on Saturdays and/or briefer Saturday fight, dance, or music calls as needed. Schedule information specific to each production will be provided to actors in advance on a show-by-show basis. Actors will be called only as needed, so not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. Rehearsals will be held either at the The Armory in downtown San Jose or in the performance venue.