Open Call for Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in Miami

10/09/2014

The Tempest

Location: Miami, Florida

Type: Theater

Shakespeare Miami is casting for the 2015 Mainstage Production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Directed by Colleen Stovall

OPEN CASTING FOR ALL ROLES
Audition dates: October 11 & 12 and October 18 & 19
Call Backs October 25th.
Rehearsals December 1

Performances: January 16, 17, 18 in Miami. January 23rd and 24th in Hollywood
January 30 and 31 in Coconut Grove.

Non-Union. Paid

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.”

  • Visit the website www.shakespearemiami.com for all details on the audition process.
  • To request an audition slot, email Colleen Stovall at miamishakes@gmail.com
  • 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.

CASTING ALL ROLES
We are interested in creative casting.

casting call flyer for "The Tempest"

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

www.shakespearemiami.com

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Miami, Florida
Please submit to: miamishakes@gmail.com

This casting notice was posted by: Shakespeare Miami



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