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

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

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 for all details on the audition process.
  • To request an audition slot, email Colleen Stovall at
  • 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.

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

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Miami, Florida
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This casting notice was posted by: Shakespeare Miami

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