OTHELLO - Portland Center Stage Auditions

Posted: January 28, 2014

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OTHELLO - Submit for NY Appointment

Portland Center Stage|Portland, OR


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OTHELLO / NY APPT / AEA SUBMISSION
Harriet Bass Casting
648 Broadway #912
New York NY10012

NYC auditions on 2/13/14 by appointment only.

Note: In order to be considered via this posting, the AEA member must submit him/herself directly.

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Cat. B; $812/week AEA minimum

Seeking
Submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.

see breakdown for details.

Other Dates
1st Reh.: 3/11/14. Opens: 4/11. Closes: 5/11.

Personnel
Artistic Director/Director: Chris Coleman
By: William Shakespeare
Casting Director: Harriet Bass
Casting Asst: Christine McKenna


Breakdown

Othello:
Male, African American or Middle Eastern, Early 40s. He is the most successful military commander in the Mediterranean, an outsider who learned to live by his wits from an early age, whose skill, strength and command allowed him to rise to a position of enormous esteem and quiet dignity. Deeply in love with Desdemona. An actor with terrific language skills, but also great warmth and emotional nuance.

Desdemona:
Female, Caucasian, early – late 20s. Beautiful, sincere, has an innocence and vulnerability.

Bianca:
Female, Caucasian, early-late 20s. Earthy, slutty. A prostitute who is dating Cassio. Has a vulnerability and toughness.

Cassio:
Male, late 20- late 30s. Caucasian, the soldier Othello selects to make his right hand man. Strong, attractive – with excellent organizational skills (Iago mocks him repeatedly as an accountant). He is also a light weight when it comes to alcohol, and a hothead (it is Iago’s knowledge of this trait that leads to his downfall).


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