AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER 2020 SEASON **Revised** - American Shakespeare Center Auditions

Posted: October 22, 2019

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American Shakespeare Center 2020 Season - NYC EPA

American Shakespeare Center

**Revised Personnel**

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Nov 15, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

LOA Contract/salary pending.

SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in 2020 season in repertory (see breakdown).

Both the Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager have been filled. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info for future consideration.

New York callbacks: Monday, December 9 & Tuesday, December 10, 2019

PREPARATION

Please prepare two contrasting monologues, one Shakespeare and one modern. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes.

Please bring a picture and résumé.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Expected in attendance:
Dan Hasse, Associate Artistic Director
Nathan Winkelstein, NY Casting Consultant

OTHER DATES

2020 WINTER SEASON: ACTORS’ RENAISSANCE
First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020
First Performance: January 24, 2020
Final Performance: April 19, 2020

Rotating Repertory (actors are self-directed):
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
HENRY IV, PART 2
A KING AND NO KING
HENRY IV, PART 1
A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE

OTHER

2020 BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE SUMMER & FALL SEASON
First Rehearsal: May 4, 2020
First Performance: June 19, 2020
Final Performance: November 29, 2020

Rotating Repertory:
OTHELLO, Ethan McSweeny, director
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, director TBA
VOLPONE, director TBA
KEENE by Anchuli Felicia King (World Premiere), Ethan McSweeny, director
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

Seeking

KEENEby Anchuli Felicia King (World Premiere - see roles already cast below)
KAI (MARGARET GILL)
Female, 30s, Japanese. Kai is a musicologist presenting a paper at a Shakespeare conference, her first academic conference and first time in the US. She is brilliant but terrified that someone will discover she doesn’t speak English. She loves Harry Styles and pop music. Also plays Margaret Gill, a Victorian Englishwoman and Ira Aldridge’s fiancée in dream sequences. Must play piano. Fluent Japanese a plus. May play roles in the other repertory plays.

ALL OTHER ROLES CAST

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Antonio/Verges
Beatrice
Benedick
Borachio/Friar Francis
Claudio
Conrade/Balthasar
Dogberry/Boy/Messenger
Don John/Sexton
Don Pedro
Hero
Leonato/Oatcake
Margaret/Seacoal
Ursula
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HENRY IV, PART 2
Chief Justice/Francis/Feeble/Coleville
Doll Tearsheet/Mouldy/Westmoreland/Lord Bardolph
Falstaff
Falstaff’s Page
Hal
Henry/Snare/Beedle
Lady Northumberland/Peto/Silence/Prince Humphrey
Lady Percy/Prince John/Fang/Shadow
Northumberland/Bardolph
Pistol/Porter/Gower/Warwick
Quickly/Travers/Bullcalf/Davy
Rumour/Poins/Archbishop/Wart/Prince Thomas
Shallow/Morton/Hastings
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A KING AND NO KING
Arane
Arbaces
Bacurius
Bessus
Gobrias
Lygonnes
Mardonius
Panthea
Spaconia
Tigranes
1st Swordsman/1st Gentleman
2nd Swordsman/2nd Gentleman
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HENRY IV, PART 1
Blunt
Falstaff
Gadshill/Douglas/Mortimer
Hal
Henry
Hotspur
Lady Mortimer/Chamberlain/Quickly
Lady Percy/Prince John
Northumberland/Bardolph/Glendower/Sir Michael
Peto/Vernon
Poins/Archbishop
Westmoreland/Francis
Worcester/Sheriff
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A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE
Davy Dahanna
Maudlin Yellowhammer
Moll Yellowhammer
Mr Allwit
Mr Yellowhammer
Mrs Allwit
Mrs Kix
Sir Oliver Kix
Tim Yellowhammer
Touchwood Junior
Touchwood Senior
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OTHELLO
Brabantio
Cassio
Desdemona
Duke
Emilia
Gratiano
Herald/Clown/Bianca
Iago
Montano
Othello
Roderigo
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Antonio
Bassanio
Gratiano
Jessica
Launcelot Gobbo
Lorenzo/Arragon
Nerissa
Old Gobbo/Tubal
Portia
Salerino
Salerio/Morocco
Shylock
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VOLPONE
Bonario
Celia
Corbacchio
Corvino
Lady Politic Would-Be
Mosca
Nano
Peregrine
Sir Politic Would-Be
Volpone
Voltore
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KEENE
Tyler (Ira Aldridge)
Kai (Margaret Gill)
Chorus 1 (James Wallack)
Chorus 2 (Karen)
Chorus 3 (Rose)
Chorus 4 (Dana/Margaret's friend)
Chorus 5 (Rob/Harry Styles)
Chorus 6 (Alex)
Chorus 7 (Bill)
Chorus 8 (Ian)
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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