Accidental Shakespeare Company

An ensemble-based theatre company promoting the idea of PLAY.

1 history + 1 comedy + 1 tragedy = 3 GREAT shows you don’t want to miss!!!

We are so proud to announce the next 3 shows in the Hit & Run Shakespeare series…

HENRY V - August 16th !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Mark your calendars now.)


OTHELLO - December TBA

Check in with us as we confirm dates and venues.

The last half of 2014 is going to be extraordinary!!!

Soon… Very soon.

Tomorrow…. CLEAR YOUR DAY!!
Hit & Run announcement coming your way.

Twins, Sisters, Mayhem? New Hit & Run!

We are proud to announce the 13th installment of our Hit & Run Shakespeare series…

Hit & Run Shakespeare: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
SUNDAY, MAY 18th, 2014 @ 8.00p
- 555 West 42nd Street (the Pearl Theatre Company) -

Visit our ‘Upcoming Shows’ page for details…

Accidental Shakespeare Company 2014 General Auditions

Now in its fourth year, Accidental Shakespeare Company is looking to expand its ensemble of actors dedicated to creating classical work with a spontaneous twist. We believe the best performances occur when skilled actors are given the opportunity to play.

These auditions are for our Hit & Run Shakespeare series, upcoming developmental workshops and more.

Hit & Run Shakespeare offers full productions of Shakespeare’s works with NO DIRECTOR, NO REHEARSAL, NO PLAN. Our team of actors comes fully memorized and costumed to present a one night only performance. Both actors and audience are encouraged to embrace the accidents, which are judged by a referee. There are rules, fouls, audience-provided props, and truthful artistry… all within a game-like atmosphere.


Spirited actors with solid voice and movement training, who are adept at Shakespeare, and are able to embrace accidents onstage with an ensemble. Ability to listen and play with others is key. (Union and Non Union are welcome.)

• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. •

Email headshot and resume to for an appointment. Please note which audition day you’d prefer. No WALK INS.
• SUBMIT by 4/1/2014 •

Date and Time
Friday 4/25      12 - 3pm
Saturday 4/26
  12 - 3pm

Simple Studios
134 W 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 

Notes/What to bring:
Prepare one (2-minute) Shakespeare monologue & one (1-minute) SPECIAL SKILL (play an instrument, singing, poetry, jumping jacks, anything!!)
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Saturday 4/26

  3.30 - 6.00pm

Due to the quick turn over for callbacks, all actors receiving a callback will receive an email/text shortly after their audition. Please be sure that your email and phone number are legible.

Hit & Run Shakespeare Series… on the ides…

We are proud to announce the 12th installment of our Hit & Run Shakespeare series…

Hit & Run Shakespeare: JULIUS CAESAR
Saturday, MARCH 15th, 2014 @ 8.00p
Speyer Hall - University Settlement - 184 Eldridge St., NYC (2nd floor)

BEWARE! The IDES of MARCH are coming…with PILLOWS!

Visit our ‘Upcoming Shows’ page for details…

New Logo, New Look!

We are very proud to present…  our new LOGO!!!


(Our logo was designed by Michelle Bitner. For more graphic design information, please contact her at

Hit & Run Shakespeare Series to begin the NEW YEAR 2014

Accidental Shakespeare Company is proud to present……
Hit & Run Shakespeare: CYMBELINE
January 4th, 2014 @ 7:30p
Speyer Hall - University Settlement
184 Eldridge St., NYC
CAST:  Trey K. Blackburn, Seth Andrew Bridges*, Stacey Bone-Gleason*, Chris Gebauer, Ross Hamman, John Hardin, Dan de Jesus, Whit Leyenberger, Nick Martorelli, Rachel Ritacco, Calaine Schafer, Kim Wong* and Kelly Zekas

*actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

TICKETS: $18 (All tickets include ALL YOU CAN DRINK for the evening!)

Tickets available at the door. CASH ONLY. No reservations required.

Questions or comments? Please contact
*Equity Approved Showcase*

Visit for more information about the ‘Hit & Run’ style and the rules of the game!

Come Play With Us!

"Sweets to the Sweet."

Filled with love, we wish the lovely Lindsay Tanner, who has made a fond farewell to the administration of Accidental Shakespeare Company, the best of luck on her new adventures!! Undoubtedly, we know that all she touches will blossom because of her. The journey is long and our paths will cross again. Until then, many well wishes to her… PLAY ON, Lindsay.

We love you!

Kim, Rachel and Tai

Hit & Run Shakespeare Series to begin the NEW YEAR: 2014

It’s THAT time.

We are so proud to announce the next in our Hit & Run Shakespeare series…

Hit & Run Shakespeare: CYMBELINE
Saturday, January 4th 2014 @ 7:30p
Speyer Hall - University Settlement - 184 Eldridge St., NYC

Celebrate the New Year by joining us for a Welsh fairytale! Visit our ‘Upcoming Shows’ page for details…


"Farewell, dear heart, since I must needs be gone…" Hello there all you Accidental lovers! It’s Lindsay Tanner here, and I’ve got some big news: I’m stepping down and will no longer be playing a leadership role with Accidental Shakespeare. The past three years have contained many of the best experiences of my life, all thanks to you guys — the incredible community that makes this company a force of nature! Accidental will always be first in my heart, I’m just going to be relishing it in a different way now, while I focus on my career as a performer and see what new directions the work takes me! It’s been a beautiful, playful journey. Thank you for all of the spontaneity and love! See you drunken rogues at the next Hit & Run.Play on, with love,