Auditions for Theater at Monmouth’s Education Tour production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m. at TAM’s Helen Melledy Hall, Monmouth, ME.

Available roles include: Hamlet, Ghost / Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius / Gravedigger, Laertes / Player Queen, Ophelia / Guildenstern, Horatio, Player King / Rosencrantz.

Interested actors are invited to schedule an audition for the tour which will be directed by producing artistic director, Dawn McAndrews. The five-week contract begins rehearsals on Monday, October 8; the production tours to schools and venues throughout the state from October 22 through November 10.

TAM has provided literature-based education programs in schools and community centers since the Theater’s founding. Education Tours make adaptations of classic literature accessible to a geographically and economically diverse audience. Since 2005, TAM has taken the Bard on the road through Shakespeare in Maine Communities’ tours in 60 to 90-minute versions of Shakespeare with five to eight actors. Plays are fully designed, rehearsed, and tour to schools and community centers. The
target grade levels are middle and high schools.

Shakespeare’s murder/revenge tragedy of a court in crisis and a young man at a crossroads replete with ghosts, swordplay, and betrayal has fascinated audiences and actors alike for more than 400 years. Searching for meaning and justice in a world out of his control, Hamlet rebels against ageism and dogmatic authority while struggling to accept the loss of his father and understand his place in this world.

To schedule an audition call 207.933.9999 or email Please prepare a two-minute monologue from the play; sides will be assigned when appointment is scheduled. For more information visit

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Theater at Monmouth, founded in 1970, was named the Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the State Legislature in 1975. The theater’s mission is to bring innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine. Since its founding, TAM has produced expertly crafted, engaging productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season entertaining audiences from 33 states and through Education Tours annually reaching more than 15,000 students statewide.