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
Attn: Casting
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Email submissions also accepted at

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!

Shakespeare LIVE!:

The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is now accepting submissions from Non-Equity actors w/ classical experience for its educational touring company, Shakespeare Live!  (tours NJ, NY, PA, CT), which in 2015 will present A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth.

Rehearsals begin January 5, 2015 and the tour will continue through June 8, 2015.  Actors will be paid weekly, and receive company housing in Madison, NJ.  EMC points are available.  Shakespeare training and performance experience required. SFDC certification a plus.

If interested, please email a video audition (youtube or vimeo format) of two contrasting Shakespeare monologues along with a headshot and resume to, subject: “Shakespeare LIVE! Submission.”  Select applicants will be contacted for in-person call-back auditions in October and November.  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in casting. Actors who will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.