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Non-Equity Company

The Non-Equity Company is a nationally recognized, highly competitive group of young actors who have committed themselves to a career as professional actors. This company is drawn in large part from the top graduate programs in the country, and also through our extensive submission and audition process in NYC each spring.

Members of the Non-Equity Company supplement the Equity Company in Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions and are cast in principal roles in the COMMUNITY WORKS and Fellowship Project productions. The Fellowship Project company members collaborate on the creation of a new play and a new musical throughout the course of the summer, and the COMMUNITY WORKS company members participate in our community-engaged theatre program that brings together hundreds of Berkshire area residents in a professional-caliber production on the Main Stage. Non-Equity company members are also involved in projects and special events directed by the PTP Directing Corps.

All Applicants to the 2020 Non-Equity Company MUST complete their undergraduate training by June 2020 in order to be eligible. Strong consideration is given to actors who have completed the WTF Apprentice program. Some crew work, primarily assisting with Festival strikes and load-ins, is required. Non-Equity company members are responsible for their own daily living expenses and pay a fee for housing on the Williams College campus.

WTF is part of the Equity Membership Candidate program and EMC points can be obtained. College credit can be arranged through some academic institutions (contact your registrar for more information). Some need-based scholarships are available.

How to Apply

Auditions are held in March and April in New York City. To apply, please send a headshot and resume by February 1, 2020.

Please include a brief letter that indicates:

  1. Whether you would like to audition with a monologue and song (accompanist provided) OR two monologues
  2. Whether you have previously participated in the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and if so, in what capacity (i.e. Apprentice, Intern, Non-Eq)
  3. Whether you have been called back for the Non-Equity company in past years
  4. The educational program in which you are currently enrolled OR the city where you currently reside.

Please send all materials to:
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Non-Equity Admissions
229 West 42nd St., Suite 801
New York, NY 10036

Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their submission by February 15, 2020 and will be contacted further only if granted an audition.


Equity Company

The Williamstown Theatre Festival does not accept unsolicited submissions. Equity Principal Auditions are held each spring in New York City, normally in late February or early March. An announcement of those auditions will appear in both Backstage and the AEA Job Boards.

Find Us

By Phone: (413) 458-3200
By Email:
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267