Fern Shakespeare 2020 Season UPDATED

Fern Shakespeare Company

About the project and the company

Fern Shakespeare is holding Non-Equity auditions for its 2020 Season of Rebellion.
Auditions will be held on Saturday 9th from 1:30 – 8:30 and Thursday, November 14th from 2 – 9*. Auditions will be held in 30 minute blocks. To request an audition please email Auditions@FernShakespeare.com with a preferred time along with a headshot and resume.

*A previous audition posting stated auditions would be Sunday November 10th. This has now been changed due to scheduling conflicts.

Other details

The mission of The Fern Shakespeare Company is to promote cultural diversity and to strengthen and serve our community through the works of William Shakespeare, performance and education.

Actors of all races/ethnicities, gender identities, disabilities, and neuro-diversities are encouraged to share their work with us. Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and written with he/him or she/her pronouns. Despite that linguistic limitation, however, Fern Shakespeare casting strives to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. Race/ethnicity is indicated only when specified by the playwright as integral to the character and/or narrative; otherwise, actors of all races and ethnicities are considered for available roles.

Audition requirements

Please prepare 2 contrasting Shakespeare monologues. At least one must be in verse. If you sing please prepare 16 bars of a song A Capella. If you play an instrument please bring it and be prepared to play something so we can see your ability.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Helen Roundhill. Runs February 7th - March 1st (Note: This production will have 10am student matinees.) The role of Juliet is already cast. All other roles available.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Directed by Doug Graham. Runs May 1st - 24th. The role of Dr. Caius is already cast. All other roles available.
Henry IV part 1 & 2
Directed by Jessica Hunt and Daniel Woods. Runs in repertory October 16th - November 22nd. All roles available.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Saturday 9th from 1:30-8:30. Thursday 14th from 2-9

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Union Requirements


Equity Contract

Other Union