MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Shakespeare Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: November 1, 2019

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - NYC Appointments

Shakespeare Theatre Company

APPOINTMENTS

NYC Appointment Only Audition Date(s): 11/22/2019, 11/23/2019

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT B+, $1,064/Week Minimum

SEEKING

Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, email picture and resume asap. Be sure to mention your are submitting for NYC Appointment

SUBMIT TO

CASTINGSHAKESPEARE@SHAKESPEARETHEATRE.ORG

PERSONNEL

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC - Sidney Harman Hall
Artistic Director: Simon Godwin
Director: Simon Godwin
Writer: William Shakespeare
Casting Director: Carter Wooddell

OTHER DATES

Rehearsal Date(s): 03/24/2020
Preview Date(s): 05/05/2020
Opening Date(s): 05/11/2020
Closing Date(s): 06/14/2020

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

STC is committed to building an inclusive organization that reflects the national artistic landscape and communities that we serve. We encourage people of all communities to submit themselves for consideration for all roles available.
All actors cast must have experience working with Shakespeare's language.

[HERO] Female- 20’s- Any Ethnicity. Leonato’s daughter. Ambitious and work-focused, aspirational, smart and alert but quiet. When her integrity is challenged, she truly shows her strength and grounding.

[DOGBERRY] Female – 30’s-50’s – Any Ethnicity. Head of Security in this production. Filled with integrity, good intentions, and pride for their job. This role must be played by a masterful clown and is one of the great comedic clowns written by Shakespeare.

[BORACHIO] Male – 30’s – Any Ethnicity - Intelligent, hip and plotting. He knows how to hatch a plan and deceive even the most strategic mind. He makes some large mistakes but is ultimately penitent for his actions. May Understudy

[DON PEDRO] Male - 40’s - Any Ethnicity - Suave, Corporate, Handsome. Don John’s brother. He truly enjoys being the orchestrating force in bringing people together in love.

[CLAUDIO] Male – 20’s-30’s- Any Ethnicity A handsome young leading man. Not particularly quick witted and a bit of a bro. He is very reactive and believes what is right in front of him without too much thought on the matter.

[DON JOHN] Male – 30’s-40’s- Any Ethnicity - Don Pedro’s brother. Truly unhappy and is the personification of the saying “misery loves company”. Plotting, devious, manipulative and very smart.

[FRIAR OR SISTER FRANCES] Any Gender Identity - 30's-50's - Any Ethnicity - A Registrar/Officiant – A steadying force in a whirlwind of unexpected chaos. Measured, calm, and kind. Possibly doubles with a COP. May Understudy

[BEATRICE] – Female - 30’s-40’s - Any ethnicity. She’s the smartest person in the room, with a razor-sharp wit and a true sense of humor. A leading lady in every sense. Has a deep well of love but protects herself from vulnerability with humor and banter. One of the great leading women in Shakespeare’s plays.
[BENEDICK] – Male.-30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. Recently returned. Intelligent, quick, and extremely funny. Full of wit and charm. Can be reactive when his pride is challenged or hurt. Has an excellent moral compass and is truly loyal. A confirmed bachelor navigating what it means to fall deeply and profoundly in love with his match. One of the great leading men in Shakespeare’s plays.
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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 submit.

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