Austin Theater Auditions – Shakespearian Comedy, Paid Gig

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Sh*t-faced Shakespeare

Location: Austin, TX

Type: Theater

Magnificent Bastard Productions is currently casting for the Austin production of their smash hit, Sh*t-faced Shakespeare® – one of the UK’s most successful shows, playing to sell-out crowds since 2010 and transferring to the Leicester Theatre in London’s West End in 2016! An entirely serious Shakespeare play with a single drunken actor thrown into the mix. The show involves real drinking, real Shakespeare and genuine improvisation from the cast of sober actors.

Auditions: December 6th and 7th

Callbacks: December 7th and 8th

Rehearsals: January 12 – 22

We are looking for Non-Equity actors who are comfortable with all elements of the show and are seeking: 8 to 12 professional actors / comics / improvisers who will be playing multiple roles in an abridged Shakespearian comedy, who have a great personality, are adept at handling classical text, are skilled and funny improvisers, who really enjoy a drink, are tremendously pleasant drunks and who work excellently as part of a cast of high quality, professional performers.

Austin Shakespeare Theater

Roles available:

The Four Lovers
Two women, age 21-35, one of diminutive stature (any ethnicity).
Two men, age 21-35 (any ethnicity).

The Wild Card
Male or female actor, any body type, who is a high-energy, interactive performer, comfortable with Shakespeare’s text and interacting with an audience.

*Especially seeking actors with producing/management experience to take on Company Management and producing responsibilities (additional compensation to be discussed and commensurate with experience).

Initial Performance Dates: January 22 – March 26 (with an option to extend into the spring and beyond).

Rehearsals: Early January for 2-4 weeks for all cast. Rehearsals times are varied, with some flexibility.

Compensation: Performers will be paid $50-$75 per performance as well as rehearsal stipend.

Run: Friday and Saturday nights (7pm) January 22nd, 2016 – March 26th, 2016 (with possible added shows on Thursdays or Sundays).

Please only apply if you have availability for the vast majority of the above dates and are comfortable with ALL aspects of the show.

We are only interested in seeing people who are able to fully commit to our very unique show and who respect the care we take to ensure the safety and health of our cast, crew and audience. We are seeking performers of diverse ethnicities who are over the age of 21, with valid ID.

To schedule an audition, please submit a headshot and resume, as well as a requested time on either
December 6 or December 7 to we will do our best to accommodate the requests

For the audition, please prepare a 1-2 minute classical comedic monologue and be prepared to read from sides provided.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Austin, TX
Please submit to: by 2015-12-01

This casting notice was posted by: Magnificent Bastards

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