Shakespeare Miami is casting for the 2015 Mainstage Production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Directed by Colleen Stovall Non-Union. Paid
OPEN CASTING FOR ALL ROLES
Audition dates: November 8th & 9th in Hollywood, FL Rehearsals begin December 1 - rehearsals are in Hollywood, FL
Performances: January 16, 17, 18 in Miami. January 23rd and 24th in Hollywood, Florida January 30 and 31 in Coconut Grove.
Send an email to email@example.com with your headshot and resume and request an audition date/time. Visit the website www.shakespearemiami.com for all details on the audition process.
To request an audition slot, email Colleen Stovall at firstname.lastname@example.org Attach your resume and headshot or photo, and let us know which date/time you would prefer.
You will be given a confirmed appointment and the location of the audition. Prepare one classical monologue and one contemporary monologue that highlights your talents.
If you sing or play an instrument, prepare 16 bars of an uptempo song that highlights your voice. One of Shakespeare’s late-career romances, The Tempest is a complex story that straddles the world of reality and the world of magic: After being cast adrift by his usurping brother, Antonio, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, lands on a desolate but enchanted island along with his daughter, Miranda.
Prospero perfects the art of sorcery and in a long plotted act of revenge some twelve years later, creates the perfect storm. His spirit servant, Arielle magically shipwrecks Antonio and his entourage on the island, thereby setting off a string of events that will result in true love, enchantment, merry drunkenness and of course, a happy ending wherein Prospero discovers the power of forgiveness, declaring in an awe-inspiring final soliloquy, “The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance.”
CHARACTERS IN THE TEMPEST CASTING ALL ROLES We are interested in creative casting.
Prospero : Male or Female, 30 - 80, All Ethnicities the rightful Duke/Duchess of Milan, now rules the island on which the play takes place, noble carriage, one of Shakespeare's great leading roles
Ariel - A sprite : Male or Female, 18+, All Ethnicities flexible age, a spirit of the island over whom Prospero becomes master, s/he is androgynous, powerful and captivating - must sing and dance
Caliban : Male, 20-39, All Ethnicities physically powerful, a native of the island on which Prospero lands. A monster with a heart
Miranda : Female, 15-25, All Ethnicities Prospero's only daughter, extremely intelligent and headstrong, possibly a bit tomboyish. Actor must dance and sing
Ferdinand : Male, 18-25, All Ethnicities Son to the Alonzo, King of Naples. Love interest to Miranda. Actor must dance and sing
Alonzo; King/Queen of Naples (Male or Female) 35 - 60 Sebastian; his brother Male 30 - 60 Caliban - a Monster of the Island - Surprise me Antonio; Prospero’s usurping brother/sister Male/Female 35 - 75 Gonzalo; an honest old councilor - Older man/woman 35 - 80 Adrian Young Man 16+ Francisco - A Lord 18 - 40 Trinculo; a drunken jester - 18 - 40 Stephano; a drunken butler Master of the ship 18-60 Boatswain 18-50 Other Nymphs and Spirits boys and girls 12+
Production Team Needs: Scene builders and painters, proper and mask builders, costumers and running crews. Director: Colleen Stovall