COMEDY OF ERRORS - Alabama Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: July 2, 2019

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COMEDY OF ERRORS - NYC Appointments

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

APPOINTMENTS
NYC Auditions will be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on August 2, 2019

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. Seeking 3 Male Tracks, 2 Female Tracks. Any ethnicity, extremely funny, who want to play and explore. Everyone plays multiple characters. There will be very fast quick-changes. Definitely an ensemble piece.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, mail picture and resume to address below. EQUITY MEMBERS ONLY.
SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER JULY 15 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

SUBMIT TO
ELISSA MYERS CASTING
421 7th Avenue Suite 1011
ATTN: Comedy of Errors, Role of _________
New York, NY 10001

PERSONNEL
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Sean Graney
Artistic Director: Rick Dildine
Casting Office: Elissa Myers Casting
Casting Director: Paul Fouquet
Casting Associate: Karie Koppel

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: March 17, 2020
First Preview: April 14, 2020
Opens: April 17, 2020
Closes: April 26, 2020

OTHER
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN
[ACTOR 1] (Male, Late 20’-Early 30’s, Any Ethnicity) Plays both twin brothers. A leading male who has great comedic dexterity, facility with language, and must be able to transform quickly. Will play Antipholus of Syracuse, Antipholus of Ephesus, Egeon
[ACTOR 3] (Female, Late 20’s-Late 30’s, Any Ethnicity) Wife to Antipholus. Funny, dry witted, commanding, capable, and beautiful. Must be have great facility for language and be able to adapt quickly to multiple roles. Will play Adriana, Boatswain, Angry Merchantess.
[ACTOR 4] (Female, Late 20’s-Late 30’s, Any Ethnicity) The funniest woman ever. Sister to Adriana. Sweet natured and a little silly. Must be adept at playing multiple roles. Great language skills. Will play Luciana, Luce(the cook), Courtesan
[ACTOR 5] (Male, 40’s, Any Ethnicity) Must bring many ideas to fill out small roles. Must be adept at playing many different ages and types. Command of language. Quick change artist. Will play Angelo (the gold merchant), Dr. Pinch, Watchman

[ACTOR 6] (Male, 50’s, Any Ethnicity) Willing to go really far in very theatrical way. Character actor. Experience with Shakespeare. Able to assume many different roles and many different transformations (i.e. class/stature) Flare for comedy and language.
Will play King Solinus IV, Balthazar (a random merchant), Bounty Hunter


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 submit.

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