Audition : Audition for HAMLET at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Submission on 04/22

HAMLET – NYC Appointments
Shakespeare Theatre Company


APPOINTMENTS
NYC Appointment Only Audition Date(s): 04/29/2019

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep Rate of Pay: LORT B+ $1,033/week

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA actors for various roles in The Free For All production of HAMLET. The Free For All is Shakespeare Theatre Company’s gift to Washington, DC, as we remount and present a play from a previous season completely free of charge to the public.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please email headshot and resume submissions to: CastingShakespeare@shakespearetheatre.org

SUBMIT TO
CastingShakespeare@shakespearetheatre.org

PERSONNEL
Director: Craig Baldwin
Original Direction: Michael Kahn (2017-2018 season production)
Casting Director: Carter Wooddell

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal Date(s): 06/25/2019, POSSIBLY 06/18/2019
Preview Date(s): 07/10/2019
Opening Date(s): 07/11/2019
Closing Date(s): 07/21/2019
Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company – Sidney Harman Hall

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
[POLONIUS]
Male. 60’s. Father to Ophelia and Laertes. Not the typical “fuddy duddy” portrayal of this character. He is the Director of Intelligence. Calculating, precise, and rigid. His verbosity arises out of his desire to be overly thorough and accurate. He ruthlessly pursues surveillance, even of his own son, and uses his own daughter as a pawn in state affairs, losing his humanity in the process.

[OPHELIA]
20’s 30’s years old, female. Daughter to Polonius and sister to Laertes. In love with Hamlet. Kind, innocent, and trying to navigate an oppressively cruel, male-driven world. Enthralled by Hamlet’s wit and intellectual sensibility. A faithful daughter and sister. Please submit diverse actors for this role.

[FORTINBRAS/MARCELLUS/PROLOGUE]
30’s to 40 years old. Male or Female – Fortinbras: The child of King Fortinbras of Norway, whom the late King Hamlet slayed in battle. Morally righteous and passionate. A strong leader. Marcellus: A security guard at Elsinore. First person to see the ghost and alert Hamlet to its presence. Spooked and concerned for Hamlet. Prologue: One of the players in the acting troupe. Please submit diverse actors, both male and female, for this role

[ROSENCRANTZ]
30’s. Male. A high school friend of Hamlet who attempts to place himself and his friend Guildenstern in Hamlet’s confidence but who is actually serving as an informant for the corrupt King Claudius. He is comically conservative, preppy, and out of his depth. Please submit actors of all ethnicities for this role.

[LAERTES]
Late 20’s – 30’s. Male. Polonius’ son. Protective of his sister Ophelia. Passionate, reactive and can be very impatient. Laertes becomes fixated on revenging the death of his father and abuse of his sister. This character is a master fencer, so the actor playing this role is preferably excellent at stage combat, particularly modern fencing. Please submit actors of all ethnicities for this role.

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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