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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

Don't forget to sign up for our Thunderclap: on Giving Tuesday (December 2), it will broadcast our goal of raising $10,000 in one day as part of The Hancock Family Holiday Challenge to thousands of people. If you haven't signed up yet, click the button below to help amplify our voice.

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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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. 


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

House Manager
Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) seeks a House Manager for its production of Phèdre, with the possibility to extend to the remaining three shows of the 11th season.

House Manager responsibilities include managing at-event box office, ticketing, and Will Call; welcoming and providing superior customer service to ASP’s patrons; training ushers; handling all seating issues and patron concerns or complaints; communicating with stage management and the building manager; displaying and selling merchandise and concessions pre-show and/or during intermission; having a working knowledge of ASP’s mission and programs and representing them to ASP’s patrons; and sending Front of House reports for each performance.

Phèdre will run from November 19 to December 7th at First Church in Boston. The House Manager is required to attend all performances, arriving one and a half hours prior to curtain (with the exception of weekday student matinees, for which the House Manager arrives one hour prior to curtain) and completing responsibilities at approximately two hours past curtain. The full schedule for the run is available here.

Prior Front of House experience and/or familiarity with OvationTix CMS is preferred, though applicants with customer service experience in another field are also encouraged to apply. We are looking for an applicant with excellent customer service skills; strong attention to detail; an upbeat and calm demeanor; and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and creatively think and problem solve on one’s feet.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to Lindsay Williams at lindsay [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org. No phone calls please.

Technical Director
Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) seeks a Technical Director to work on four productions during the 2014-2015 season. ASP is a fast-paced, dynamic, and creative environment with a Resident Acting Company who perform in various spaces around the city of Boston. From the Strand Theatre in Dorchester to a storefront in Somerville or a warehouse in Chelsea, we find and then occupy a venue. We transform the building, room, warehouse, high school auditorium, or raw space and create the world of the play. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, the ability to track, and manage a lot of moving pieces, the flexibility to work with an array of personalities and in a variety of settings, will enjoy working collaboratively, and will have a commitment to the mission of ASP. This is a seasonal position with time off between productions and reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include the following:
-Communicate with scenic designers and determine in consultation with the production manager, the technical requirements and budgetary feasibility of scenic designs.
-Determine construction methods, mechanics, materials and schedule for the implementation of all scenic elements of each production.
-Produce working/construction drawings as needed.
-Plan, schedule, supervise and assist the construction, load in, tech and load out of all productions.
-Help promote a safe, healthy and clean work environment by example.
-Supervise, schedule and manage an over hire carpenter crew.

-Working knowledge of scenery; structural design and engineering; safe construction practice and process.
-Proficiency in CAD, theatrical rigging, stage carpentry required.
-Strong collaborative, organizational, time management and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
-Ability to bid accurately and execute designs with in a specific schedule.
-Flexible, focused and well-organized team player.
-Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required.

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.


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.


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.