Auditions are must better in person, but if you can't make it to these auditions, you can submit an MP4 video to us at

Shakespeare on Main Street will hold auditions for its 2017 summer production of “Hamlet: 2017,” on Sunday, Feb 5, 2017.

The play will be set in modern day, drawing the audience to explore how Shakespeare’s words are relevant to today.  The key themes behind Hamlet are the price of vengeance, effects of deception, madness and the consequences of corruption. The themes that Shakespeare expresses in Hamlet are just as relevant to today’s society, perhaps even more so.

Actors, aged 18 and up, wanting to audition should prepare a one-minute monologue from the play, or a comparable monologue. It does not need to be memorized – just well prepared. We are a community theatre company, so non-equity actors need not audition.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 5, from 1pm to 3pm at Drum Journeys of Earth Rhythm Hall, Building 5, 2nd Floor, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Rutland VT 05701.

 If unable to attend any of these auditions, you may submit an MP4 video, or a YouTube video and send MP4 file or YouTube link to  

 For further information, please contact Artistic Director-Gary Meitrott, at 802-282-2581, or

Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont is a nonprofit (501c3) organization and depends largely on public donations to stage our productions. It is dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation of language and the performing arts, and enriching our community by presenting accessible, quality community theatre that educates, inspires and entertains people of all ages across mid- and southern Vermont.  For more information, log on to

Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501-C) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare to Vermont audiences.  We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions.