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Auditions: "Much Ado & Cymbeline"-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1608162
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-12-20
Audition Date 01-29-20 Submission deadline 01-27-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Much Ado About Nothing: Set in the Roaring '20s, this production of Shakespeare's beloved comedy sees Don Pedro and his friends Benedick and Claudio return home from WWI to stay at the Hotel Messina, owned by their friend Leonato. Leonato lives there with his daughter Hero and niece Beatrice. Claudio is immediately taken with the beautiful Hero, but Beatrice is less than thrilled to be sharing space with a former paramour, Benedick, and a merry battle of wits ensues. Their friends decide to try to set them up together. Meanwhile, Don Pedro's illegitimate brother, Don John, has plans of his own evil plans!

Cymbeline: Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.


Auditions will be 5 minute slots in which we ask you to prepare a classical monologue of your choosing, as well as a few bars of any song you like. Please bring a current headshot/resume and arrive a few minutes early to fill out an audition sheet.

Role # 1 Don Pedro
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Much Ado About Nothing: Don Pedro is the Prince of Aragon. He has just won a war against his illegitimate half-brother Don John. He reconciles himself to his brother, though he doesn't speak to him much and may merely be keeping him close to keep an eye on him.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Don John
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Much Ado About Nothing: Don John is a bastard, in both the legal and ethical senses of the term. The essence of his character is that he is evil.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 3 Claudio
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Much Ado About Nothing: Claudio is a Count of Don Pedro's suite, who has distinguished himself in the recent war. He is from Florence, though he has an emotional uncle living in Messina.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 Benedick
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Much Ado About Nothing: Benedick is a gentleman of Padua serving in Don Pedro's army. He wears a beard at the beginning of the play. According to Beatrice, he adopts a new best friend once a month, possibly out of a concern for money; his present one is Claudio.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Leonato
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Much Ado About Nothing: Leonato, the governor of Messina, is an older man, with a white beard. He has a daughter, Hero, and is the guardian of an orphaned niece, Beatrice.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Antonio
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Much Ado About Nothing: Antonio is Leonato's brother. An old man, he has a tendency to wag his head in a characteristic way. He apparently has a son who provides for the music in Leonato's house.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Balthasar
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Much Ado About Nothing: Balthasar is an attendant of Don Pedro's and a musician. A singer, he most likely plays the lute to accompany himself.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Conrade
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Much Ado About Nothing: Conrade is one of Don John's followers. He attempts to cheer Don John up and to convince him that he should be, at the least, happy that Don Pedro has taken him back, and use that favor to pursue his own ends.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 9 Borachio
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Much Ado About Nothing: Borachio is one of Don John's followers. His name tells us well enough that he is a drunkard. He also has, however, a crafty mind.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 10 Friar Francis
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Much Ado About Nothing: Friar Francis is in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet's Friar Laurence; both are long-winded, well-meaning, somewhat interfering gentlemen who think it is a fine idea to make people believe a young girl is dead.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Dogberry
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Much Ado About Nothing: Dogberry is the constable of the Watch, whose job is to patrol the streets of Messina at night and keep order. Dogberry has very few doubts about himself.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 12 Verges
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Much Ado About Nothing: Verges is the Headborough, and Dogberry's partner as commander of the Watch. He is an old man, and seems to be completely under Dogberry's thumb.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 13 Sexton
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Much Ado About Nothing: The Sexton is in charge of examining the men detained by the Watch, and it is his misfortune that the Watch should be commanded by Dogberry.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 14 Boy
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Much Ado About Nothing: A boy attending on Benedick is none too bright. He fetches Benedick's book at his request.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Hero
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Much Ado About Nothing: Hero is Leonato's daughter. A sweet and obedient girl overshadowed by her cousin Beatrice, she almost never speaks in her elders' presence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Beatrice
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Much Ado About Nothing: Beatrice is Leonato's orphaned niece. She appears to be somewhat taller than Hero, as well as older.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 17 Margaret
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Much Ado About Nothing: Margaret is Hero's waiting-gentlewoman. A fashion-obsessed flirt who requires good dancing abilities in her men, she is witty enough to hold her own against both Benedick and Beatrice in certain circumstances.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 18 Ursula
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Much Ado About Nothing: Ursula is one of Hero's waiting-gentlewomen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Messenger
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Much Ado About Nothing: The Messenger is sent by Don Pedro to announce his coming to Leonato.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 First Watchman
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Much Ado About Nothing: The First Watchman suggests either Seacoal or Hugh Oatcake as leaders of the patrol, on the basis of their ability to read and write. He joins in the testimony to the Sexton.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Second Watchman
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Much Ado About Nothing: The Second Watchman (George Seacoal) is a member of the Watch who is able to read and write, and is therefore put in charge of the nightly patrol.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Watchmen
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Much Ado About Nothing: The Watchmen (one of whom is Hugh Oatcake) are part of the neighbourhood watch that Dogberry commands, charged with patrolling the streets of Messina at night.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 23 Lord
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Much Ado About Nothing: A Lord is among Claudio's and Don Pedro's suite when they visit Hero's tomb.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 24 Cymbeline
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Cymbeline: King of Britain, is a cranky old man led by the nose by his second wife.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 25 Cloten
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Cymbeline: Is Cymbeline's stepson, the Queen's son by her first marriage, and a remarkably stupid man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Posthumus Leonatus
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Cymbeline: Is a young man of good family whose father died before his birth.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Belarius
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Cymbeline: Is a banished lord who calls himself Morgan. Once one of Cymbeline's greatest generals, he was falsely accused of treason and in revenge kidnapped the King's two young sons with the help of their nurse Euriphile, whom he married.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 28 Guiderius
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Cymbeline: Known as Polydore, is Cymbeline's eldest son, but is unaware of this fact as he was kidnapped at the age of three by Belarius and brought up by him as a hunter in a cave along with his younger brother Arviragus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Arviragus
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Cymbeline: Known as Cadwal, is Cymbeline's second son, but is aware of this fact as he was kidnapped at the age of two by Belarius and brought up by him as a hunter in a cave along with his elder brother Guiderius.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Philario
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Cymbeline: Is an old Roman nobleman who was a friend of Posthumus's father and welcomes the son as an honored guest when he is banished to Rome.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 31 Jachimo
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Cymbeline: Is a young Italian nobleman, the brother of the ruler of Sienna, and a rascal with a low opinion of women's morality.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Caius Lucius
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Cymbeline: Is a noble Roman, an ambassador to the British court who is later given command of the invading Roman army.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 33 Pisanio
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Cymbeline: Is Posthumus's servant, a loyal man who acts in his master's best interests even when commanded otherwise.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 34 Cornelius
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Cymbeline: Is a physician at Cymbeline's court who has been teaching the Queen the medicinal use of plants.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 35 Philharmonus
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Cymbeline: The Soothsayer accompanies Lucius when the latter invades Britain, providing divinations, though he manages to completely misinterpret his premonitory dream.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 36 Roman Captain
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Cymbeline: The Roman Captain reports to Lucius on the progress of the reinforcements the general has asked for, and sees whether Fidele/Imogen is alive when the Romans find him/her asleep on a headless corpse.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 37 Frenchman
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Cymbeline: A Frenchman is one of Philario's friends, who met Posthumus once in France, where he managed to stop a quarrel between the Briton and some other Frenchmen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 38 Queen
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Cymbeline: The Queen is Cymbeline's second wife, a beautiful widow, and a rather classic evil stepmother.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 39 Imogen
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Cymbeline: Is Cymbeline's daughter and the heir to his throne.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Helen
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Cymbeline: Helen is a lady attending on Imogen, who has no use for Cloten but is not averse to taking his gold, though she does him no favors in return.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 41 British Soldiers
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Cymbeline: [Mute roles] seize Posthumus at their captain's command when he claims to be a Roman.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 42 British Lord
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Cymbeline: A British Lord fled from the battle against the Romans, and is amazed to find that the battle was won after his departure. He is taken aback at Posthumus's rage.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 43 First Jailer
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Cymbeline: The First Jailer is very familiar with taverns, and does not think of death as any great evil; in fact, he thinks death something of a convenience.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 44 Second Jailer
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Cymbeline: Is not a particularly sympathetic man.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 45 Jupiter
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Cymbeline: Is King of the Gods, and does not appreciate being told by a pack of ghosts that he is unjust.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 46 Sicilius Leonatus
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Cymbeline: Apparition of Sicilius Leonatus is the ghost of Posthumus's father, and thinks that Jupiter really ought to have better things to do than make Posthumus miserable.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 47 Matron
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Cymbeline: Apparition of the Matron is the ghost of Posthumus's mother, who died in childbirth; she thinks that Jupiter really ought to have better things to do than make Posthumus miserable.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 48 Eldest brother
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Cymbeline: Apparition of First Brother of Posthumus is the ghost of Posthumus's eldest brother, who died in the war and still bears his wounds.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 49 Second-older brother
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Cymbeline: Apparition of Second Brother of Posthumus is the ghost of Posthumus's second-older brother, who died in the war and still bears his wounds.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 50 Guard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Cymbeline: [Mute role] seizes Guiderius when the latter admits to having killed Cloten.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 51 1st British Captain
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Cymbeline: First British Captain is deeply gratified at the British victory, and properly grateful to the mysterious men who achieved it.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 52 2nd British Captain
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Cymbeline: Second British Captain noticed the presence of the rather poor-looking man who helped the other three that won the battle. He does not like Romans much.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 53 Tribune
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Cymbeline: Double-checks the Emperor's orders with the Senators, and clarifies the reasoning behind them.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 54 The First Gentleman
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Cymbeline: Has been at Cymbeline's court for many years, knows most of the gossip, and does not mind sharing it.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 55 The Second Gentleman
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Cymbeline: Is apparently newly-arrived at court, for he does not know either the latest gossip or the old.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 56 The First Lord
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Cymbeline: Is one of Cloten's sycophants, following him about and fawning on him, boosting his self-esteem.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 57 The Second Lord
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Cymbeline: The Second Lord is one of Cloten's sycophants, though he much prefers mocking him behind his back.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 58 Lady Attendant
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Cymbeline: On the Queen gathers flowers and plants for the Queen's 'medical' experiments.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 59 Other Ladies
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Cymbeline: Attending on the Queen gather flowers and plants for the Queen's 'medical' experiments.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 60 A Dutchman
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Cymbeline: [Mute role] is one of Philario's friends.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 61 A Spaniard
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Cymbeline: [Mute role] is one of Philario's friends.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 62 Singer
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Cymbeline: A Singer and musicians sing an aubade to Imogen at Cloten's command.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 63 Messenger
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Cymbeline: A Messenger announces Caius Lucius's approach to Cymbeline.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 64 First Senator
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Cymbeline: Announces the Emperor's decision to send the nobility to fight in Britain rather than the professional soldiers, who are busy elsewhere.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 65 Second Senator
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Cymbeline: Confirms that Lucius will lead the invasion of Britain.


Searchable talent specs :

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