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Hancock Family Challenge 2014

This season, our friends The Hancock Family have agreed to support ASP for ONE FINAL HANCOCK FAMILY CHALLENGE!

Click here for a message from Sarah Hancock.

If ASP can raise $100,000 between November 25 - January 15, The Hancock Family will match it 2-to-1 with a gift of $50,000. ASP has the opportunity to raise $150,000, funds which will provide critical support for ASP's artistic work and education programs throughout the Boston area all year!

This means for every $2 raised, ASP will receive an additional $1 from The Hancock Family...they have upped the ante for this last hurrah, and we need your help to meet the challenge.

We invite you to join ASP for this incredible campaign! Please help with a donation of any size this season.

Click here to make a donation online. Donations can also be made over the phone at 617-776-2200 x225 or by mailing a check or money order to:

ASP - The Hancock Family Challenge
191 Highland Avenue, Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Sign Up To Usher

Sign up to volunteer usher and see the show for free! Volunteer ushers arrive one hour before show time and help house management with program stuffing, seating patrons, merch and concessions sales, and post-show clean up.

If you'd like to usher, please enter your name and the name of anyone you are signing up to usher with you and select your top choice performances below.

Please leave shows you aren't ready to sign up for blank.

We will get back to you once we have set your performance date.

Why Get Involved?

Actors' Shakespeare Project welcomes those of all backgrounds to join in our mission of bringing Shakespeare's words into the voices, bodies and imaginations of our community.

One could argue that words have no meaning until they are heard and understood, and we work to strengthen that community foundation by keeping it energized through relationships with each other, our audience, the youth and adults who participate in our education programs, and this city.

We are always looking to bring new members into our community and there are a number of ways to get involved whether by seeing a play, attending an event, taking a class, subscribing, volunteering or donating. We cherish the opportunity to work with you.

Please take a moment to explore the opportunities to get involved with our company or, get in touch if you have an idea of your own. 

Become A Donor

Your tax-deductible donation will give us the resources we need to sustain our ardent desire to bring you top-notch Shakespeare in intimate local spaces.  If you would like to discuss the options for giving, please contact us at any time.  Our donors are listed in the Honor Roll in the programs and your gift is tax-deductible.

Make your check out to the Actors' Shakespeare Project
191 Highland Avenue
Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143

Did you know we encourage donating shares of stock to ASP? This is a great way to make a difference while enjoying a tax deduction of the full appreciated value of the stock donated.  Please contact us, and we will supply you with the necessary documentation and walk you through the process. 

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Volunteer

Volunteers are a crucial part of our oganization. We have volunteers help with everything from fundraisng to postering. Please email us and let us know how you'd like to help!

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Looking to usher and see an ASP production for free? Sign up here. 

Jobs

Thank you for your interest in Actors' Shakespeare Project. We are currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

Board Operator
Actors' Shakespeare Project seeks a Sound Board Operator for our current production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and Stage Managed by Cassie M. Seinuk, load-in begins Monday, December 22, 2014. Tech begins January 3, previews begin January 6, opening is January 10, closing is February 1. We have two 10 out of 12s, plus afternoon rehearsals during previews. Performances are Thursday-Saturday nights, plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There are six 10am student matinees scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays for this production. The venue is the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and is accessible via public transportation.

Work closely with the designers to program the board, maintain lighting and sound equipment, perform dimmer check, run the sound board during the performances, and assist with general show maintenance. Minimal experience required, but must be a quick learner, have attention to detail, and be able to follow directions under tight deadlines in stressful situations. This is not a position for someone looking to show us they can be a designer but for someone genuinely interested in learning more tech skills or putting their skills into practice.

Please send resume and letter of interest to Heather Stern, heather [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org.

Stage Management Intern
Actors' Shakespeare Project seeks a Stage Management Intern for our current production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and Stage Managed by Cassie M. Seinuk, load-in begins Monday, December 22, 2014. Tech begins January 3, previews begin January 6, opening is January 10, closing is February 1. We have two 10 out of 12s, plus afternoon rehearsals during previews. Performances are Thursday-Saturday nights, plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There are six 10am student matinees scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays for this production. The venue is the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and is accessible via public transportation; however the venue is not a typical theater space and applicants must be ready for a whole new experience. Interns will help the Equity Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager with line notes, props & costume tracking, being on book & running lines, preset & clean up of space, and will help the ASM run backstage during the run of the production. This is an excellent hands-on opportunity.

No prior stage management experience is necessary but a sincere interest in learning the skills of stage managing or production management is a necessity. Applicants involved in other aspects of theater but interested in learning how every department works are welcome. We are looking for someone with up-beat & calm energy, the ability to multi-task & prioritize & think on one’s feet, ability to think on one’s own & take direction well, patience, discretion, and motivation.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to Heather Stern at heather [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org. No phone calls please.

For additional internship opportunities, click here

For volunteering opportunities, click here.

For audition information, click here.

Internships

Actors' Shakespeare Project internships offer hands-on experience and a glimpse into what it takes to run a professional theater company. Interns are exposed to every aspect of theater management from rehearsals and production to marketing and community outreach.

Our interns become vital members of our community, gain practical experience and are encouraged to explore various aspects of theater management and production.

We offer flexible internships with each department of our company. Applicants should be passionate about the arts and eager to learn the strings and contribute to our ever-expanding theater company.

ASP offers the following internships on a semester or show by show basis:

  • Theater production
  • Artistic operations
  • Stage management
  • Design
  • Development/fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Event planning
  • Education/advocacy
  • Directing
If you are interested in an internship with ASP please fill out our internship application or send your resume and cover letter to: 

Mara Sidmore
Director of Education Programs, Projects & Partnerships
mara [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org
617-776-2200 x224

In your cover letter please be sure to explain why you are applying for an internship with our company, what goals you would like to accomplish as an ASP intern and what your long term career goals are. Please also mention if you are looking for an internship for school credit.

Auditions

Actors' Shakespeare Project 2014-2015 season

There are no upcoming auditions scheduled at this time. Auditions are made through our website and StageSource. Please check back for our upcoming audition announcements.