D.C. Auditions for “Drunk Shakespeare”

By | September 27, 2023

Brass Jar Productions – Drunk Shakespeare

Location: Washington, D.C.

Audition / Call Type: Theater


The hit Off-Broadway comedy, Drunk Shakespeare is seeking versatile performers for the attached roles.

Each night, five performers of “The Drunk Shakespeare Society” gather to put on a play. One of them actually drinks several shots of liquor at the start of the play. This show is a bit of a ‘play within a play’… an immersive party combining Shakespeare, pop culture, comedy, and audience connection!

Note: With the exception of The Host, all roles will be required to drink alcohol on stage approximately once a week.





Lady M uses everything at her disposal to influence her husband, entice and impress the audience, and drive their mutual rise (and ultimate fall) in power. You also get to play a pretty gnarly witch. Seeking a bold and charismatic actor with a strong command of Shakespeare’s text.
This role may be required to drink on stage approximately once a week.

Macduff is the catalyst that drives the final act of the play. Seeking physical and energetic performers who are compelling movers and must have impressive musical talent. This track also gets to play a fun witch and do a little puppetry. The track can include singing and, sometimes, playing guitar.
This role may be required to drink on stage approximately once a week.

Compensation: Begins at $80/show, and increases based on a total number of performances*
$20/hr for rehearsals.

Payment: Paid


City or Location of call: Washington, D.C.
Please submit to: jobs@brassjar.com by 10/09/2023 10:00 PM


1) Email headshot, resume, and brief cover letter highlighting any special skills/talents to jobs@brassjar.com with the following in the subject line: DC- “[YOUR NAME], [THE ROLE(s) YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR]”


2) Please include a video (roughly 2-3 minutes) to showcase both a portion of Shakespeare’s text and any special skills as outlined below.



Videos should be sent via shareable link (Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.) but please ensure no password or account is needed and no download is required. Do not attach a video file to your Email.



MONOLOGUE – Shakespeare, 1 minute in length. We would like to meet YOU through this text, so approach it in a contemporary way that allows your personality to shine while honoring Shakespeare’s intention.

SKILLS SHOWCASE – Prepare a 1-2 minute video showcasing your special skills. Examples could include: dialects, impressions, dance, acrobatics, musical abilities, speaking multiple languages, etc. Let your imagination run wild! You can incorporate your skills into a speech or use a more freestyle approach.

Please submit to: jobs@brassjar.com by 10/09/2023 10:00 PM

This casting notice was posted by: Brass Jar Productions

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