In-Person Workshop: The Art of the Audition with Allyn Burrows - October 7 to 8 | Playbill

In-Person Workshop: The Art of the Audition with Allyn Burrows - October 7 to 8


Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA


MaConnia Chesser

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The Art of the Audition with Allyn Burrows

Have a Shakespeare audition coming up and want to feel more prepared? Actors know that auditions are a specific skill in themselves, and that having a strong audition is half the battle to getting that job. Whether you want to dust off an old piece, have a new Shakespeare audition speech you’d like to hone, or even if you have never auditioned with a Shakespeare text before, this workshop is for you. Come spend two days with Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and a group of fellow actors to craft your next Shakespeare audition. This workshop will include practical feedback on your own work and valuable insight into the business of casting.

DATES: October 7 & 8, 2023

SCHEDULE: 10am to 6pm each day


LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company, Lenox MA**

HOUSING: Single occupancy dorm rooms available for $50 per night

INSTRUCTOR: Allyn Burrows (he/him)

Scholarships available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists. Alumni and union discounts also available.

**Email [email protected] if have questions about traveling to Lenox. Shuttle service available from bus/train stations and Albany and Bradley airports.


Allyn has been Shakespeare & Company’s Artistic Director since 2016. He was an artistic associate here for several years and acted in numerous productions, including King John (King John), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Henry V (Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Henry IV, Part 1 (Hal), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Betrayal (Jerry), The House of Mirth (Lawrence Selden), Love’s Labours Lost (Berowne), Macbeth (Macduff), and The Compleat Works of Shakespeare. He was the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston for seven years.

Directing credits there include Romeo & Juliet, Pericles, Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile, Richard II, and The Tempest. Acting credits for ASP include The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), Henry VI Part 2 (Gloucester and Jack Cade), Henry VIII (Henry VIII), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Hotspur and Pistol), Timon of Athens (Timon), All’s Well that Ends Well (Parolles), King Lear (Kent), Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio), and Richard III (Duke of Clarence). Recently in the Boston area, he has performed in productions of Can You Forgive Her at the Huntington Theatre, Breaking the Code at Underground Railway Theatre, Shipwrecked at The Lyric Stage, Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming at Merrimack Repertory Theater, and Five by Tenn, at Speakeasy Stage. He was the 2006 Elliot Norton Award recipient for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five byTenn and a 2011 IRNE Award Winner for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. He has worked at a number of theaters around the country, including Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, and The Walnut St. Theatre. Television credits include The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Against the Law, and he can be seen in the films Don’t Look Up, The Company Men, Julie& Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.


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