Location: Miami, Florida
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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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
City or Location of call: Miami, Florida
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This casting notice was posted by: Shakespeare Miami