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Shakesperience Productions, Inc.

Shakesperience was founded in 1996 by Emily Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham, with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts. The non-profit theatre company is headquartered on Bank Street in the heart of downtown Waterbury, Connecticut. There are two main components to the current fabric of Shakesperience’s programming: first is the Public Season, consisting of a tour of shows for adults and families throughout the Northeast; Shakespeare In Library Park; and the Spring and Fall Festivals of Theatre. Secondly, there is the Educational Season, that reaches over 70,000 students a year by visiting schools throughout Connecticut and the Northeast. Within this Educational Season is the residency wing, which includes our acclaimed Acting Intensive Series in Stratford, Guilford, and Waterbury, private acting classes, and custom Residency Programs. The Shakesperience studio serves as rehearsal space, classroom space, and performance space. Shakesperience is a fiscally responsible company whose management believes that the economic and cultural climate, and indeed the future of theatre, call for well-thought-out use of multi-purpose spaces. Therefore, every inch of our facility is put to excellent use and creative capacity. Because of our downtown location, Shakesperience is poised to collaborate with many other for-profit and non-profit organizations; its headquarters also serve as a meeting place and community outreach base. Many of the staff and resident artists serve in a volunteer capacity for art, culture, education, and service organizations. This is but one outcropping of the Shakesperience Approach to creation through collaboration. To see who we support, and who supports us, and to do so yourself, visit our support page at

Award-winning professional theatre hiring immediately. Seeking Stage/Company Manager worthy of Shakesperience’s dynamic staff to manage touring outreach repertory programs and the summer tour of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Duties include, but are not limited to, interdepartmental coordination organizing the staffing and travel details of tour, detailed reporting and recording, working closely with Artistic Director, and scheduling and running rehearsals, production meetings, auditions and performances.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience, clean driving record, experience teaching/working with all ages,… Continue reading

Hiring Stage/Company Manager Immediately.  Multifaceted professional resident theatre staff needs stage/company manager for touring performance and education programs. 40% Stage Management, 40% Company Management, 20% Other. Repertory company, performances include summer tour of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Positive attitude, self-motivation and administrative and organizational skills, valid driver’s license mandatory. Some combination of experience with teaching, and/or Shakespeare and/or touring highly encouraged. Contract April 1 – August 15  $365-$385/week, plus housing. Potential for year-round contract extension. Non-AEA. EOE. … Continue reading

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Shakesperience Productions, Inc. is pleased to offer internship opportunities this fall. There are Stage Management, Artistic Direction, Administrative, and Technical Internships available. Interns will help support our exciting fall season which includes studio productions of Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory and an original adaptation of the Christmas Carol, and our touring shows which include Sword and the Stone, Jungle Book, and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Additionally this fall we are offering various training programs for students of… Continue reading

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Shakesperience forced to extend auditions for Radium Girls

Waterbury, CT – September 17, 2011 Due to a number of interested performers who didn’t have the opportunity to audition for Radium Girls, Shakesperience will hold more casting calls.  Roles still open include Mrs. Roeder, Mrs. MacNeil.  Shakesperience Productions is proud to announce auditions for its fall and winter productions of Radium GirlsAuditions are September 17-21, 9am-3pm at the Shakesperience Studio at 117 Bank St.,… Continue reading

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