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AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE 2017-18 SEASON - Austin Shakespeare Auditions

Posted: August 16, 2017

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Austin Shakespeare 2017-2018 Season - Austin EPA Day
Austin Shakespeare

AUDITION DATE

Sat, Aug 26, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (CDT)

Sun, Aug 27, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)

APPOINTMENTS

Email: auditions@austinshakespeare.org

CONTRACT

SPT Minimum - $245/wk

SEEKING

Seeking actors for 1 staged reading and 3 productions for 2017-18 season

PREPARATION

1-2 minute monologues.

LOCATION

Austin Playwrights' Studio
5555 North Lamar Blvd.
Ste. K-125
Austin, TX 78751
Building K is at the southeast corner of the complex

PERSONNEL

Ann Ciccolella - Artistic Director

OTHER DATES

See breakdown.

OTHER

Audition speeches should be memorized or read with familiarity. On occasion, Austin Shakespeare uses cross-gender casting. Auditioners should familiarize themselves with the plays they are auditioning for. Austin Shakespeare’s productions are professionally directed and designed.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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

The Crucible

Staged reading dates: September 21 - 24, 2017 (4 performances). Rehearsal dates:
Fully-costumed staged reading. All ethnicities welcome
John Proctor - protagonist; opposes claims of witchcraft
Reverend Samuel Parris - minister
Betty Parris - Parris' 10-year old daughter
Abigail Williams - teenager;leads claims of witchcraft
Tituba - Parris family Barbadian slave
Ann Putnam - wealthy townswoman
Thomas Putnam - wealthy townsman
Ruth Putnam - daughter
Mary Warren - Proctor family servant
Mercy Lewis - teenager; joins Abigail
Reverend Hale - young minister;
Rebecca Nurse - elderly townswoman
Francis Nurse - husband of Rebecca
Susanna Walcott - servant; friend of Abigail
Giles Corey - friend of Proctor
Sarah Good - young woman
Judge Hathorne - secondary trial judge
Deputy Governor Danforth - primary trial judge

Much Ado About Nothing

Performance dates: November 15 - December 3, 2017 (4 performances/week + preview opening weekend). Rehearsal dates: October 17 - November 14, 2017.
Full production. All ethnicities welcome. The roles of Beatrice and Benedick have been cast.
Claudio - a young soldier
Hero - young daughter
Don Pedro - Prince of Aragon
Leonato - father of Hero; Governor of Messina
Don John - illegitimate brother of Don Pedro
Margaret - Hero's servant woman
Borachio - an associate of Don John
Conrade - Don John's man
Dogberry - the constable
Verges - chief policeman; Dogberry's partner
Antonio - Beatrice's father
Balthasar - servant; singer
Ursula - servant

The Seagull

Performance dates: February 7 - 25, 2018 (4 performances/week + preview opening weekend). Rehearsal dates: January 9 - February 6, 2018.
Full production. All ethnicities welcome. The role of Trigorin has been cast.
Irina Arkadina - famous actress
Konstantin Treplev - son of Irina; playwright
Pjotr Sorin - Arkadina's older brother
Nina Zarechnaya - budding actress; landowner's daughter
Ilya Shamrayev - manager of Sorin's estate
Polina Andryevna - married to Shamrayev
Masha - Ilya and Polina's daughter
Semyon Medvedenko - school teacher
Yevgeny Dorn - attractive, middle-aged doctor

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas

Performance dates: May 2 - 27, 2018 (4 performances/week + preview opening weekend). Rehearsal dates: April 3 - May 1, 2018. OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE
Full production. All ethnicities welcome. The role of Falstaff has been cast.
Anne Page - ingenue, daughter of Mr./Mistress Page, in love with Fenton
Mrs. Meg Page - merry wife
Mrs. Alice Ford - merry wife
Bardolph - follower of Falstaff
Pistol - follower of Falstaff
Nym - follower of Falstaff
Mr. Ford - husband of Mrs. Ford
Mr. Page - husband of Mrs. Page
William Page - boy; son of Pages
Hugh Evans - a rancher
Doctor Caius - French doctor
Rugby - servant to Doctor Caius
Mistress Quickly - servant to Doctor Caius
Robert Shallow - a country judge
Abraham Slender - cousin to Shallow
Simple - servant to Slender
Fenton - young man
Host of the Garter Inn




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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