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Hamlet Auditions

From the Director:

I am directing "Hamlet" for the Shakespeare Festival next summer. Our other production is going to be "Twelfth Night", an exciting bilingual adaptation directed by Ana Maria Campoy. Auditions for both will be coming up in early January, and an announcement about that will be out in the next few weeks. But I want and need to get started casting Hamlet right away. So if you are interested in the part, or know someone who is (or should be), please contact me at pskierst@gmail.coml to schedule an audition. Casting is wide open to people of all gender identifications, races, and ethnicities. It's a part and play I dearly love, and I am looking for a collaborator on an exciting journey. Tell your friends! Spread the word! Thanks!

- Peter S. Kierst

2020 Season Auditions

Auditions for our 2020 season will be held January 4, 5, and 6, 2020 at Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna R. NE. Interested actors should prepare a 1 - 2 minute Shakespeare monologue, Audition appointments may be made at

Seeking men, women, and gender nonconforming actors ages 15-60. This production is open to, and encourages, ethnically diverse actors. Latinx actors are especially sought.

Actors interested in the role of Hamlet should contact Mr. Kierst immediately at 505-977-8729 or

Each summer the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival seeks to form a dynamic ensemble of actors to produce professional quality Shakespeare in the heart of the Duke City. All actors, designers and directors are paid for their work. As of this time, we cannot offer Equity contracts. 

For further information, contact the Festival Stage Manager Donna Barra at