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It's Easy to Get Involved at Merced Shakes!

Merced Shakespearefest is a community theatre, which means that it both serves and relies upon the talents and assistance of people like you.  We are constantly looking for anyone interested in joining us on stage, backstage, or by donating to the cause.  Auditions are always open to every member of the public, regardless of experience.  If you don't feel like jumping up on the stage, we can always use volunteers to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes and to help spread the word.  And if you would like to donate to some money to help us pay our expenses, that's certainly welcome too.


Auditions are open to everyone, even if you've never been on stage before.  Auditions are cold reads, meaning that you just show up and read from the script with other actors.  

Auditions for our upcoming shows will be announced soon.  Check back here and on our Facebook page for future opportunities to join in the fun.


Merced Shakes can always use help making Shakespeare happen.  Every show we do requires a lot of behind-the-scenes effort, and you can help out.  Whether you have a specific skill or you just want to donate some time, we're happy to have you involved.  Feel free to contact Heike Hambley at or call (209)723-3265.


Merced Shakespearefest is a non-profit organization.  We do everything possible to keep shows either free or easily affordable to any member of the community that wants to come out and experience quality theatre.  But that doesn't mean that we don't have expenses, which means that we rely on the generosity of the community to help us keep going.  If you're interested in donating, please contact Heike Hambley at or by calling (209)723-3265.

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