Welcome to the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley website!

Play a Part

Play a Part

Do 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!   Check Auditions to view current and past opportunities or Join our Auditions List.


If you’d like to be considered to direct a future show, please email us your directing résumé. If you have a particular play on your mind that you’d really love to direct, please be sure to mention it! We’ll be in touch.


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!)

How to get started? Email us and tell us your interests.

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley - P.O. Box 663 - Berkeley - California - 94701 ¦ Our Answering Service: (510) 649-5999 ¦

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #946139640, since 04-1967