Play a Part

Dost our eyes deceive us, or would you like to join our crew? Whether you'd like to act, direct or volunteer, we're happy you're here. Join us for one production or for several seasons at a time... we welcome contributions of any kind.

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley welcomes actors of all ages and backgrounds, and just as our shows change each season—so does our need for actors. Auditions are held a few months prior to a show and usually consist of short, prepared monologues and/or cold readings from the script. If you have a résumé and head shot, please bring it; if you don't, no problem—we'd still love to see you!


Though we are no longer accepting applications to direct for our 2007 season, if you'd like to be considered to direct during our 2008 season, please email us your directing resume, and we'll be back in touch next summer.

If you want to help produce, direct, act, create sets, design costumes and props, design or run sound and lights, do make-up, help with lobby operations, publicity, marketing or recruitment... we have a spot for you! (Experience, of course, is welcomed—but certainly not required!) And if you really, really like us (What's not to like?), and you want to keep hanging around—you can become an AE Member which gives you discounted/complimentary tickets, casting preference and a vote in next season's shows.

How to get started? Either email us us and tell us your interests.

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AE is the heart of Berkeley theatre! As Berkeley's longest running theatre group, we're dedicated to providing area residents with opportunities to attend, participate in and be helped through theatre. And we're ALL volunteer-based, so we need YOU to keep us going!