CSC2 2020 Auditions
March – August 2019

Our Boston and NYC auditions are full. To be placed on our waitlist, please email

Please read the full description and commitment of our CSC2 Program before signing up for an audition. We will audition in Boston and NYC in Fall 2019.

CSC2 is an early-career company of eight actors that works with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to further develop skills in classical acting through performance, artistic and professional development, and through different educational and coaching opportunities.

In the spring, CSC2 actors will work as a cohort, learning from a diverse cast of their peers, to perform one of Shakespeare’s plays for a middle and high school audience. CSC2 will convene as a group to review techniques in heightened language, then meet weekly to workshop classical monologues with these topics in mind.

During the summer, CSC2 joins an equity company in small and ensemble roles, and as understudies in CSC’s signature presentation of Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common. As part of a summer mentorship program, CSC2 actors will work with undergraduate acting Apprentices by assisting in workshops on heightened language, and facilitating weekly monologue and scene coaching sessions.

The CSC2 2020 Company will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Bryn Boice, and Free Shakespeare on the Common 2020 will be The Tempest, directed by Steve Maler.

The ideal candidate for CSC2 will be interested in furthering their own training, mentorship/coaching, and occasionally acting as a representative of CSC to our stakeholders. No actors enrolled in any kind of undergraduate or graduate program in the Spring of 2020 will be seen at auditions. CSC is not able to enlist any AEA actor into the CSC2 program. 

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is an equal opportunity employer. Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Questions may be directed to

Boston Auditions

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019: Sorenson Center Theater at Babson College, 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA

New York Auditions

Saturday, November 9 – Monday, November 11, 2019: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue

Our Boston and NYC auditions are full. To be placed on our waitlist, please email

Featured Photo: Lucy Davenport ( Mary Devlin) and Jacob Fishel (Edwin Booth), Our American Hamlet, 2017. Photo by Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots

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