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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Death and the Maiden

Shakespeare & Leadership: Othello

See Calendar for matinee schedule


Auditions for Summer 2016 Shakespeare on the Common:
Love's Labour's Lost

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is holding auditions for this summer’s production of Love's Labour's Lost directed by Steve Maler to be performed on The Boston Common Summer 2016Love's Labour's Lost will rehearse on the Babson College Campus in Wellesley, MA where CSC is the Theater in Residence. Please note that cast members are responsible for arranging their own transportation and CSC will not reimburse for travel expenses.

Important Dates:

  • First Rehearsal: June 21
  • First Performance: July 20
  • Press/Opening Night: July 27
  • Closing Performance: Aug 7

Members from the casting team will be present throughout this year’s Stagesource auditions in April and will be considering actors seen at those auditions for this production. Please only sign up for a slot below if you do not plan to attend the Stagesource auditions this year.

Audition Information:

This year’s auditions will be held at the following times and locations in Boston, MA and Wellesley, MA.

*Boston Playwright's Theater: 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

  • Monday, 2/22/16: 9:00AM-4:30PM AEA Performers Only*
  • Tuesday, 2/23/16: 9:00AM-5:00PM: Non-Equity

Babson College: Rehearsal Studio at the Carling-Sorenson Theater; 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457

  • Sunday, 3/6/15: 10:00AM-4:00PM: Non-Equity

*AEA Performers without appointments will be seen on any day as time allows.

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a copy of your head shot and resume with your union or non-union status clearly marked. Please prepare one Shakespeare monologue under two minutes in length. If time allows, we may also ask to see an additional contemporary monologue, also not to exceed two minutes.

Sign Up Instructions:

Please fill out the form below and select your top three time slot choices after which you be contacted to confirm your final time slot assignment.

If you have questions or need to cancel/change your audition for any reason, please email auditions@commshakes.org. No phone calls please.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
AEA or Non-Equity* (select one)
Time Slot Choice 1*
Time Slot Choice 2*
Time Slot Choice 3*