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Auditions for "Taming Of The Shrew"-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1597471
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-09-19
Audition Date 07-17-19 Submission deadline 07-16-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In the Italian city of Padua, Katherina is a strong-willed, confident woman who refuses to be "tamed" (e.g. refuses to follow the limitations of a patriarchal society). Meanwhile, her younger sister, Bianca, renowned throughout Padua for being docile and of a kind nature, is wooed by many suitors, including the elderly merchant Gremio, the passionate Hortensio, and the newly-arrived scholar Luccentio. The father of the women, Baptista, fearing he never will be rid of his strong-willed daughter, vows that Bianca will not be allowed to marry until a husband can be found for Katherina (much to the dismay of the suitors). Enter Petruccio, a roguish bachelor who has traveled to Padua in order to "wive and thrive". He pledges his services to one of the suitors, and convinces Baptista to let him marry Katherina for a large dowry (allowing the other suitors the opportunity to woo Bianca). As is always the case in farces, everything escalates exponentially in a short time. Suitors wear ridiculous disguises in order to deceive Baptista and win Bianca; servants become Masters and Masters become Servants; and the newlyweds Petruccio & Katherina duke it out with words and fists in order to out-shrew one another. As Padua is turned upside-down and gender norms are questioned, can any of the unruly characters truly be tamed?

Role # 1 Katherina
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong-willed and confident. Rebukes the patriarchy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Bianca
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Younger than Katherina. More docile and more "tame" than her sister.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Lucentio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A collegiate scholar who falls in love with Bianca.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Tranio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Servant/friend to Lucentio, a hard worker.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Bapista
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wealthy father to Katherina and Bianca.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Petruccio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Brash and domineering.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 23 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Hortensio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A suitor of Bianca's and friend of Petruccio's.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Gremio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Neighbor to Baptista, and a wooer of Bianca. Wealthy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 51 to 79
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Grumio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Servant to Petruccio, a bit dim-witted and the victim of physical beatings from his master.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Vincento
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wealthy father to Lucentio.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Biondello
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Servant to Vincentio's household, usually hangs around with Lucentio and Tranio.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Curtis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Servant to Petruccio's household.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Actor/Actress #1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Merchant/Haberdasher/Officer. Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Actress #2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Servant/ Widow/ Tailor. Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -