Audition for Shakespeare in Prescott Park




Who can/should audition?
The program/production is open to ages 14-18, with a focus on high school juniors and seniors, specifically early career actors who are planning on or contemplating pursuing a degree in the arts. Younger artists with promise will be also considered.

What is a Shakespeare Intensive?
We'll bring the best possible early career actors together and provide professional-level training with a seasoned director, teaching assistants, workshop leaders and guest artists, text coach, and dramaturg, all within a professional rehearsal and production process.

When will rehearsals be?
We'll rehearse for full days for two weeks July 9th through 23rd. 

When does the show run?
The show runs Sunday afternoons at 3pm July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 and 21.

When and where are auditions and callbacks?
Auditions slots are availble for Saturday, May 28 from 8am-2pm at West End Studio Theatre, with invited callbacks the same day from 3pm-6pm atPPMtv - Portsmouth Public Media.

What does an experience & training program like this cost to be a part of?
As with all of our programming, this event is FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will. There is no payment to be a part of this experience. The only requirement for acceptance in this program is going through our audition process. With the focus being on providing as professional training as possible, there are a limited number of opportunities available. 


7SSC will hold auditions for this summer's Shakespeare in Prescott Park production- The Tempest directed by Joel Colodner, produced in partnership with Prescott Park Arts Festival. All roles are available.


Please prepare a one to two minute monologue from any Shakespeare play of your choosing. Be prepared to take direction on your piece and re-deliver.

Auditions will run in 10 minute time slots from 8:00am - 2:00pm, so please include in your email during which hour you would prefer to be seen. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.



Please email Zhana Morris at as follows:

  • subject line should read "7SSC Auditions - your name" 

  • a preferred hour(s) of the day

  • attached resume and headshot

We look forward to seeing you on May 28th!

NEW THIS YEAR!- Shakespeare in Prescott Park offers a Shakespeare Intensive for early career actors seeking to pursue professional study and careers in the arts. 

Thank you to our site hosts for auditions:

Season Sponsors:


Faith Harrington and Peter Lamb

    Julia's Fund through the Maine                       Community Foundation

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Seven Stages Shakespeare Company  P.O. Box 774  Portsmouth, NH 03802-0774