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Free Shakespeare in the Park operates under a LORT D, LOA contract, and employ a mix of Equity and non-Equity actors. Shakespeare on Tour is a non-Equity program. The Shakespeare Festival holds open auditions for both programs in December and posts upcoming auditions through Theatre Bay Area. Actors may also send a head shot and résumé to the attention of Rebecca Ennals, Artistic Director, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, PO Box 460937 San Francisco CA 94146 or

Our 2019 season auditions will be held December 2 (non-Equity) and 3 (Equity), 2018. Please email your headshot and resume after November 7, 2018 to request a slot. You must attend auditions in person to be considered.

Please keep in mind that the Shakespeare Festival is unable to process requests for auditions through the mail, nor do we accept video submissions for first-time auditions. Please also note that the Festival does not provide housing for actors outside the Bay Area. We are strongly committed to using local Bay Area talent.