2022 Season Auditions

Silicon Valley Shakespeare is accepting submissions for the following roles in their 2022 season.* 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

Open roles: 

• Prince/Peter
• Lady Montague/Apothecary
• Balthasar/Gregory/Rosaline
• Abram/Page (Acting Trainee position, for more information visit

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Open roles: 

• Pompey
• Provost
• Julietta
• Ensemble (Acting Trainee position, for more information visit

Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen  

Open roles: 

• Elinor Dashwood
• Margaret Dashwood

*Please note that filled roles were offered to actors cast in our 2020 season that was postponed due to COVID-19.

Silicon Valley Shakespeare is committed to the safety of its artists and patrons. As such, we will be requiring all artists and patrons to be vaccinated and will be following CDC guidelines. We are also signatories on Theatre Bay Area’s COVID-19 protocols.


Interested actors, please submit the following to Artistic Director, Angie Higgins, at angie.higgins@svshakespeare.org by January 15th .

• Headshot (or recent photo)/Resume 

• Video submission:
-Please do a slate to begin – introduce yourself (full name) and which shows you would like to be considered for. 
-Please mention or include with your email any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal time period. Conflicts on performances not allowed. (Please see the schedule below.)
-Perform a 2 minute Classical monologue. If you do not have a classical monologue prepared, a contemporary monologue is acceptable with an additional cold read of a classic side linked
-Please title your video firstnamelastname_SVS2022 (ex. janedoe_SVS2022) and upload in an unlisted YouTube link or GoogleDrive. Here is a video explaining the steps to do that.
-Upload your self-tape by Jan. 15th, 11:59pm PT. Please email your audition link as part of your submission to
Video Audition Tips 

Per Diem Total: Selected actors will be paid a total of $225.


All actors who submit for generals will be contacted in a timely manner by January 22nd. Those actors who are called back will be asked to submit provided sides via video. 

Rehearsals & Performances:   

Romeo and Juliet

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin April 25 and will take place in San Jose and Willow St. Park.
Performance Run: June 3-19 (11 performances)

Measure for Measure

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 13th and will take place in San Jose (SVS office) and Sanborn Park.
Performance Run: July 29-Sept. 2 (11 performances in repertory)

Sense and Sensibility

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin June 15 and take place in San Jose (SBMT warehouse) and Sanborn Park
Performance Run: Aug. 5-Sept. 4 (11 performances in repertory)

Casting Notes:

Silicon Valley Shakespeare is deeply committed to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their casting process and productions. We actively practice non-traditional and color-conscious casting in all our productions. We seek and highly encourage all actors to submit, regardless of race/ethnicity, disability, body type, age, orientation, or gender/gender identity.