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DAVIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2019 SEASON - Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Auditions

Posted: January 9, 2019

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Davis Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season - Berkeley EPA
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble

AUDITION DATE

Sun, Jan 27, 2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (PST)

APPOINTMENTS

Online appointment sign-up: www.shakespearedavis.org/audition/ Questions? E-mail casting@shakespearedavis.org

CONTRACT

SPT Minimum - $425/wk

SEEKING

Actors for the 2019 Davis Shakespeare Festival, featuring The Tenth Muse, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,
and The Comedy of Errors.

PREPARATION

The Tenth Muse: 1 one-minute contemporary monologue.
The Comedy of Errors: 1 one-minute verse monologue.
A Gentleman's Guide...: Above plus 16 bars of a song. Please bring music (accompanist provided).

LOCATION

Shotgun Studios
1201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

PERSONNEL

Rob Salas - Artistic Director

OTHER DATES

The Tenth Muse & A Gentleman's Guide (run in repertory): First rehearsal, May 7. Shows run June 20 to August 4,
2019.
As You Like It: First rehearsal, August 20. Show runs Sep 18 to Oct 13, 2019.

OTHER

Video audition submissions accepted thru February 8 via e-mail at casting@shakespearedavis.org
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of 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 TENTH MUSE

JESUSA: A 19-year-old Mestiza (half Spanish/half Indigenous) girl who grew up as a servant. Sparkly, charming. Bright.
TOMASITA: A 20-year-old Nahua Indian. An observer. A survivor. So smart.
MANUELA: The 18-year-old daughter of a well-off Peninsular (Spaniard-born landowner). A brat. Thinks very highly of herself.
SOR RUFINA: 40’s-50’s. A Criolla (full Spanish-descent) nun. Grouchy.
SOR FILOMENA: 40's-50’s. Spanish born nun. Big, jolly cook. A bit of a drunk.
SOR ISABEL: Early 40’s. A bad-ass, forward-thinking Criolla nun. But since it's 1715, she's caged. And going blind.
MOTHER SUPERIOR: 60’s–70’s, Spanish born. Terrifying.
VARIOUS OTHER NUNS

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

MONTAGUE “MONTY” NAVARRO: 30's. Baritenor. Effortlessly charming and clever.
THE D'YSQUITH FAMILY: 30's-50's One comic actor who can play a full range of farcical characters. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but one who can deliver musical comedy with gusto.
SIBELLA HALLWARD: 20's-30's. Mezzo-soprano. A flirtatious, narcissistic social climber with a big heart.
PHOEBE D’YSQUITH: 20's-30's. Coloratura soprano. Virtuous romantic with a bite.
MISS SHINGLE: 50's-60's. Mezzo-soprano. A Cockney governess. Hilarious.
VARIOUS CHORUS ROLES: 6-8 actors to be in the chorus as well as multiple ensemble roles, including Tour Guide, Miss Evangeline Barley, Tom Copley, Lady Eugenia D'Ysquith, Chief Inspector Pickney, and Magistrate.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

All roles available. Open to all genders for all characters.


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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