The New American Shakespeare Tavern


Jeff Watkins, Artistic Director




Submission Policy:

Headshot/resume by mail only to "Casting Director." General Equity auditions in late spring into early summer.

Theater Types:

Equity, Classical


The Atlanta Shakespeare Company is a quest for a living theater, a theater whose “raison d’être” is the communion of actor, audience, and playwright. To foster that communion, ASC has built the only Original Practice Playhouse®, The New American Shakespeare Tavern®, at 499 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. Using this space as a laboratory for the exploration of Elizabethan stagecraft and theatrical techniques, all of the theater's work is guided by a single clarion principle that ASC reveres above all others: the voice of the playwright. This is true whether the company is presenting an original piece, an American classic, or a timeless masterpiece by William Shakespeare. In all cases, each production is a process that begins with the way each play was originally staged in its own time and ends with a modern audience experiencing the play in a manner consistent with its creator’s original intent.