2021 Season

Silicon Valley Shakespeare is accepting audition submissions for our summer podcast series!

ShakesPod: Shakespeare abridged series

Titus Andronicus
The Comedy of Errors
Richard III

Audition Deadline:

April 1st

How to submit:

Please email Artistic Director, Angie Higgins at angie.higgins@svshakespeare.org the following to be considered for the ShakesPod summer series:

  • Headshot and resume
  • A 2-3-minute audio recording of a multi-character scene from any of the three selected summer plays (please remember to slate). We are looking for actors who have a strong handle on playing multiple characters, so have FUN with it! Casting decisions will be made directly from these submissions.


Actors will be notified of casting by April 15th.


The Shakespeare abridged podcast series will have a limited number of rehearsals (2-3) and will schedule recording dates May-June based on actor availability. The series will be released throughout June-August, 2021.

Participation in podcast episodes is voluntary and is part of SVS’s free-to-the-public programming.

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.


About Casting

A limited number of 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.

About Rehearsals

Regular rehearsals are held on weeknights, with specific call times at the director’s discretion and informed by actor availability. Typically, regular rehearsals begin no earlier than 6pm and conclude no later than 10pm. Some productions may feature special full-day rehearsals on Saturdays and/or briefer Saturday fight, dance, or music calls, as needed.

Schedule information specific to each production is provided to actors in advance, on a show-by-show basis. Actors are called only as needed, so not all actors are called for every rehearsal. Rehearsals are held either at a rehearsal hall in San Jose or at the performance venue.