Auditions in Dallas Texas for Bare Bones Shakespeare

By | September 15, 2017

2017-18 Season Auditions

Location: Dallas, TX

Type: Theater

Bare Bones Shakespeare will be holding general auditions for its 2017-18 Season.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please send a headshot and resume, along with your preferred audition date and time to

Prepare 10-20 lines of a memorized monologue (preferably in verse). Our auditions are done in hour blocks, so be prepared to stay the full hour. Come dressed to move, bring a bottle of water and a list of any conflicts.

The 2017-18 season will include the following shows:
We Wish You a Merry Wives of Windsor: The notoriously fat, drunken, and lecherous Sir John Falstaff arrives in the town of Windsor short on cash, and decides to earn some money by seducing two different married women simultaneously. These two “Merry Wives” discover their mutual wooer, and decide to play into his advances so they can ridicule him, and hi-jinks ensue. Also it just happens to be the holiday season, and the fat knight happens to bear a striking resemblance to a certain jolly old elf in a red suit.

Bare Bones Shakespeare

Rehearsal (Dallas Children’s Theater):
November 7-10
Performance (The Core Theatre 518 W Arapaho Rd. Richardson, TX 75080)
December 8-17

Marrow Festival: Our very first Marrow Festival will feature two 90 minute shows that will be rehearsed simultaneously and will be performed in alternating slots over a three weekend run. Both shows will be done in the patented Company Directed style.

Performance (The Core Theatre 518 W Arapaho Rd. Richardson, TX 75080)
January 5-21

Othello: In the ending days of the Vietnam War, a soldier named Iago becomes convinced that his commanding officer, “The Moor” Othello has slept with his wife. He decides to take revenge by convincing Othello that his new bride Desdemona has had an affair with his best friend Cassio. The idea infects Othello’s mind and sends him on a downward spiral of rage, jealousy and vengeance.

Performance (Rover Dramawerks 221 W Parker Rd. Plano, TX 75023)
April 26 – May 5

Hamlette: Shakespeare’s most recognizable and arguably best play, Hamlette the Princess of Denmark returns home to attend her mother’s funeral only to discover that her father has already remarried her dead mother’s sister. Things only get worse when Hamlette learns from her mother’s ghost that her aunt had murdered her. And now Hamlette must play a long game of intrigue and deception to obtain her revenge. And no, none of the pronouns were done by mistake. This will be a reverse gendered Hamlette. The role of Hamlette is pre-cast.

Performance (Rover Dramawerks 221 W Parker Rd. Plano, TX 75023)
July 5-14

Titus Androgynous: The great Roman commander Titus Andronicus returns to Rome, having conquered the Goths. Upon discovering that the previous emperor has died, and that his eldest son Satiuninus has taken the throne Titus pledges his loyalty to the state, even to the point of disgracing his own children. What follows is a series of bloody events featuring treason, rape, mutilation, murder, and eventually cannibalism that makes up what is believed to be Shakespeare’s very first tragedy. Bare Bones’ production will be set in an 80’s glam rock universe where even the most horrific acts of violence will be considered “totally rad man.”

Performance (Rover Dramawerks 221 W Parker Rd. Plano, TX 75023)
October 11-20

All actors in BBS shows will receive compensation based on profit sharing, meaning the more come see the show, the more you get paid. Many of the shows in the upcoming season will be done in the patented Company Directed style which is based on Shakespeare’s actual rehearsal process. As per the style, the rehearsal process will consist of three rehearsals per show, followed by an extended period of no rehearsals for line memorization, and tech week. There will be no director except for the actors who will direct each other. All actors will play multiple characters, and gender swapping will be frequent. All design aspects will be done as minimalist as possible.

Auditions will take place at Dallas Children’s Theatre at 5938 Skillman St. Dallas, TX 75231 in the Music Room on October 14th from 5pm to 9pm and October 21st 1pm to 5pm.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Dallas, TX
Please submit to: by 2017-10-21

This casting notice was posted by: Bare Bones Shakespeare

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