NEBRASKA SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN 2018 SEASON - Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: December 11, 2017

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Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green2018 Season- NYC EPA
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Jan 03, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
URTA Tier II; $654/week min

SEEKING
Three Equity Males or Females for key roles in the 2018 season of Shakespeare On The Green: KING JOHN and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. See breakdown. Seeking a diverse and versatile company.

Actors will perform roles in both productions in repertory.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief audition consisting of two contrasting monologues; one comedy and one tragedy. Bring TWO copies of headshot and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director and director of KING JOHN, Vincent Carlson-Brown, will be in attendance with casting authority.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will be directed by Susie Collins.

Both plays are written by William Shakespeare

OTHER DATES
Residency Dates: May 22 - July 8
Performance Dates: June 21 - July 8

OTHER
Callbacks January 4 and 5 by appointment.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
available roles include:

Benedick Male.
30’s. A lord and soldier from Padua and companion of Don Pedro. Benedick is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice, but at the beginning of the play he swears he will never fall in love or marry.

Beatrice:
Female. 30’s. Niece of Leonato and cousin of Hero. She is very witty, always making jokes and puns. She carries on a “merry war” of wits with Benedick. She is fiercely loyal to her family and is carrying a great deal of pain from her previous relationships.

Leonato:
Male. 50’s. Governor of Messina. He is father to Hero, uncle and guardian to Beatrice, and host to Don Pedro and his entourage. Friendly and unsophisticated, influenced by appearances and opinions of others, Leonato is a unifying figure.

Borachio:
Male. 30’s. One of Don John's personal followers. Borachio has had a personal relationship with Margaret, one of Hero's attendants. He uses this relationship for Don John's mischief and his own profit.

Dogberry:
Male. 30’s-40’s. The constable of Messina, in charge of the night watch. Dogberry may be a man of "low station" and rough habits, such as his garbled speech, but his pride and wit suggest that some actions and expressions may be intentionally ambiguous and provocative.
Verges: Female. The deputy constable of Messina and Dogberry's constant companion.
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KING JOHN
available roles include:

King John:
Male. Mid 30’s-40’s. King of England. John is the youngest of Elinor’s three sons and the last living; he takes the throne despite the fact that the second of the three brothers left an heir. Sly, slippery, and deeply insecure. Keenly aware of how uncertain his claim to the throne is. Acts the part of a King well, but relies on others to do things for him.

The Bastard:
Male. Mid-20’s. Formerly known as Philip Faulconbridge, he is knighted by King John when it comes out that he is Richard Lionheart’s bastard son. An excellent fighter, hugely energetic, and glib. A charmer, quickly getting his grandmother Elinor’s approval and becoming one of John’s closest advisers.

Lady Constance:
Female. 30’s-40’s. Widow of King John’s elder brother Geoffrey, and Arthur’s mother. High-spirited and easily provoked. An excellent ranter who knows how to use language, but careless, insulting everybody who does her the faintest slight. Sometimes thought by others to be playing a role, but however wildly expressed, her emotions are genuine and deeply felt. She adores her son, and is terrified of what may happen to him.

King of France:
Male. 50’s. An able politician who uses Constance’s claims on behalf of Arthur to try to wrest control of England’s lands in France. Not overly troubled by his oaths, and quick to join with whoever suits his purposes best. A good speaker of empty phrases, and though he feels some pity for Constance, he in general dismisses her and thinks that she overplays her part.
Lewis the Dauphin:
Male. Early 20’s. The Dauphin (heir to the throne) of France, and King of France’s son. Can be seen as foppish and effeminate. A rather cold man, he accepts the help of the rebellious English noblemen, but intends to execute them once they have served their purpose. Proud and foolish, not realizing the extent to which his success is tied to Pandulph.

Hubert of Angiers:
Male. Late 20’s – Early 30’s. Citizen of Angiers and later follower of King John. A soft-hearted fellow, Hubert attempts to do what is right, but is often confused as to what that might be. He looks like a simple stolid man, prompting others to attempt to take advantage of him. Acts earnestly in his castle’s best interests.

Duke of Austria:
Male. 30’s-40’s. Duke of Austria. Responsible for the death of the previous King of England, Richard Lionheart. He is a foolish braggart who goes around wearing a lion-skin in memory of that fact, betrays his oaths easily, and threatens while rarely acting on his threats.


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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