SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY 2019-20 SEASON - Shakespeare Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: February 15, 2019

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Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.) 2019-20 Season - Washington DC EPA
Shakespeare Theatre Company

AUDITION DATES
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Sat, Mar 02, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

APPOINTMENTS
EMAIL FOR AN APPOINTMENT CastingShakespeare@shakespearetheatre.org We will not be seeing non-AEA actors at this EPA. You MUST be a member of AEA to request an audition appointment. Please bring your AEA membership card with you to your audition, as you will be asked to show it to our proctor.

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep Lansburgh Theatre, Lort B (Minimum, $941) Harman Center, Lort B+ (Minimum, $1,033)

SEEKING
Equity actors for the 2019-20 Season.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company specializes in classic plays. The theatre is always seeking new classical actors of all age ranges and types to add to its files.

PREPARATION
Prepare one (1) classical monologue, preferably Shakespeare not to exceed 3 minutes total. You may also prepare 1 classical monologue and 1 contemporary monologue, but the entire audition is not to exceed 3 minutes total.

Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

LOCATION
Shakespeare Theatre Company Administrative Offices
516 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003-2834
4th floor

PERSONNEL
Simon Godwin, Artistic Director

Resident Casting Director Carter C. Wooddell will be in attendance.

OTHER
All Stage Management positions have been filled. See separate notice on casting call to submit for future consideration and/or possible replacements if needed.
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
2019 — 2020 SEASON BREAKDOWN
HAMLET (Free For All)
By William Shakespeare
Directed by: Craig Baldwin
Original Direction By: Michael Kahn
Performs at Sidney Harman Hall
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
1st Tech: Thursday, August 15, 2019
1st Preview: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Opening: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Closing: Thursday, September 5, 2019
ROLES OPEN (All): Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Horatio, Ophelia, Polonius, Laertes, Ghost/Gravedigger/Player King, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Fortinbras/Marcellus, Osric, Barnardo/Lucianus, Player Queen/Cornelia, Voltemand/Priest
No understudies will be used
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EVERYBODY
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by: TBD
Performs at the Lansburgh Theatre
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
1st Tech: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
1st Preview: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Opening: Monday, October 21, 2019
Closing: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Extension Close: Sunday, November 24, 2019
ROLES OPEN (All):
Usher/God/Understanding
Death
Everybody
Friendship/Beauty
Kinship/Strength
Cousinship/Mind
Stuff/Senses
Love
All The Shitty Things
No understudies will be used
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PETER PAN
By: Lauren Gunderson (World Premiere Production)
Directed by: Alan Paul
Performs at Sidney Harman Hall
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
1st Tech: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1st Preview: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Opening: Monday, December 9, 2019
Closing: Sunday, January 5, 2020
ROLES OPEN (All):

Peter Pan - Dazzling, fun, puckish, reckless, selfish, brave and a bit wild.

Wendy - girl, smart, curious, brave, hopeful

Mr. Darling / Hook - Father and Adversary. Proud, sure of himself, pompous, brooding, vengeful and dangerous

Mrs. Darling - Mother. Kind, maternal

Michael – Wendy’s youngest brother. He is sweet, innocent, kind and curious.

John - Wendy's middle brother, anxious, over-achiever

Tiger Lilly - Strong, clever, determined and forthright.

Tinkerbell - mischievous, brat, defensive, fast

Tootles - Lost Boy –Forgetful, innocent, loving and dedicated to Peter.

Nana - Nana is a doting and loving nurse to the Darling children.

Nibs - Lost Boy – adventurous, loyal, impulsive, wild

Slightly - Lost Boy - adventurous, loyal, impulsive, wild

Curly – Lost Boy – the most difficult of the group, and always getting into trouble

Liza – The Darling family’s maid. She is an ordinary household maid

The Crocodile – Enemy to Captain Hook and Smee, Gigantic and slender

Twin 1 – Lost Boy - very close to Twin 2, and they stick together

Twin 2 – Lost Boy – very close to Twin 1, and they stick together

Pirate #1 (Smee) – Loyal, absent minded, sycophantic.

Pirate #2 (Cecco) – Ruthless, handsome, dangerous

Pirate #3 (Bill Jukes) – Imposing, dangerous, wild and reckless

Pirate #4 (Cookson) – Mysterious, dangerous and faithful

Pirate #5 (Gent. Starkey) – Devoted, a survivor, dangerous and ruthless

Pirate #6 (Skylight) – Loyal to his own detriment

Pirate #7 (Noodler) – Superstitious, impulsive, dangerous and steadfast

*Full tracking and doubling for the production is still in process*
Understudies will be used for this production
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THE AMEN CORNER
By James Baldwin
Directed by: Whitney White
Performs at Sidney Harman Hall
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
1st Tech: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1st Preview: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Opening: Monday, February 10, 2020
Closing: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Roles open (All):
Margaret Alexander
Odessa
Ida Jackson
Sister Moore
Sister Boxer
Brother Boxer
David
Luke
Sister Sally
Sister Douglass
Sister Rice
Brother Davis
Brother Washington
Understudies will be used
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TIMON OF ATHENS
By William Shakespeare
This is a coproduction with Theatre for a New Audience
Directed by Simon Godwin
Performs at The Lansburgh Theatre
THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE DATES:
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Tech Begins: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
First Preview: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Opening: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Closing: Sunday, February 9, 2020
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY DATES
1st Tech: Monday, February 17, 2020
1st Preview: Friday, February 21, 2020
Opening: Monday, February 24, 2020
Closing: Sunday, March 22, 2020
ROLES OPEN:
Flavius
Alcibiades
Apemantus
Lucilius
Flamina
Servilius
A Poet
A Painter
A Jewler
A Merchant
Lucia
Lucullus
Sepronius
Ventidius
Caphis
Varro
Philotus
Isidore
Hortensia
Titus
Demetrius
First Thief
Second Thief
Third Thief
Timandra
Erini

*Full tracking and doubling for the production is TBD*
Understudies will be used at Shakespeare Theatre Company only
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
Performs at Sidney Harman Hall
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
1st Tech: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
1st Preview: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Opening: Monday, May 11, 2020
Closing: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Extension Close: Sunday, June 14, 2020
ROLES OPEN (All):
Beatrice
Benedick
Claudio
Hero
Don Pedro
Leonato
Don John
Margaret
Borachio
Conrade
Ursula
Dogberry
Verges
Antonio
Balthasar
Friar Francis
*Full tracking and doubling for the production is TBD
Understudies will be used
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Shakespeare Theatre Company is deeply invested in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as a core organization value. We are actively seeking all ethnicities, gender identities, disabled actors and actors of all ages for all roles posted.


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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