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"Season Audition In New York"-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1608168
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-12-20
Audition Date 01-22-20 Submission deadline 01-20-20
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!


As You Like It: Shakespeare examines love, power, and forgiveness while taking us on a jaunt through the idyllic Forest of Arden. In this scene, our heroine, Rosalind, has been banished from the court of her wicked uncle. She and her cousin Celia have fled to the forest and, for protection have disguised themselves as brother and sister shepherds. Before they fled, Rosalind fell in love with the handsome Orlando, also banished and also in the forest. Orlando, not realizing that his sweetheart is in the woods (much less disguised as a boy), has been posting love poems all over the forest. Hilarity ensues.



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

Much Ado About Nothing: Leonat\'s elderly brother and Hero\'s uncle.


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

Role # 2 Beatrice
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Much Ado About Nothing: Leonato\'s niece and Hero\'s cousin. Beatrice is \"a pleasant-spirited lady\" with a very sharp tongue. She is generous and loving, but, like Benedick, continually mocks other people with elaborately tooled jokes and puns. She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battles. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry.


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

Role # 3 Benedick
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Much Ado About Nothing: An aristocratic soldier who has recently been fighting under Don Pedro, and a friend of Don Pedro and Claudio. Benedick is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a \"merry war\" of wits with Beatrice, but at the beginning of the play he swears he will never fall in love or marry.


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

Role # 4 Party-goers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 5 Borachio
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Much Ado About Nothing: An associate of Don John. Borachio is the lover of Margaret, Hero\'s serving woman. He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. His name means \"drunkard\" in Italian, which might serve as a subtle direction to the actor playing him.


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

Role # 6 Butler
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Much Ado About Nothing: Looking for an actor to play this role.


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

Role # 7 Claudio
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Much Ado About Nothing: A young soldier who has won great acclaim fighting under Don Pedro during the recent wars. Claudio falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina. His unfortunately suspicious nature makes him quick to believe evil rumors and hasty to despair and take revenge.


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

Role # 8 Conrad
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Much Ado About Nothing: One of Don John\'s more intimate associates, entirely devoted to Don John. Several recent productions have staged Conrad as Don John\'s potential male lover, possibly to intensify Don John\'s feelings of being a social outcast and therefore motivate his desire for revenge.


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

Role # 9 Dogberry
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Much Ado About Nothing: The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry is very sincere and takes his job seriously, but he has a habit of using exactly the wrong word to convey his meaning. Dogberry is one of the few \"middling sort,\" or middle-class characters, in the play, though his desire to speak formally and elaborately like the noblemen becomes an occasion for parody.


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

Role # 10 Don John
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Much Ado About Nothing: The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called \"the Bastard.\" Don John is melancholy and sullen by nature, and he creates a dark scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio. He is the villain of the play; his evil actions are motivated by his envy of his brother\'s social authority.


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

Role # 11 Don Pedro
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Much Ado About Nothing: An important nobleman from Aragon, sometimes referred to as \"Prince.\" Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, Hero\'s father, and is also close to the soldiers who have been fighting under him—the younger Benedick and the very young Claudio. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loving to his friends, but he is also quick to believe evil of others and hasty to take revenge. He is the most politically and socially powerful character in the play.


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

Role # 12 Friar Francis
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Much Ado About Nothing: A Friar who will be performing the marriage between Claudio and Hero, and eventually between Benedick and Beatrice. He is the one who comes up with the plan to clear Hero\'s name when she is accused of being unfaithful to Claudio.


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

Role # 13 Hero
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Much Ado About Nothing: The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind. She falls in love with Claudio when he falls for her, but when Don John slanders her and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she suffers terribly.


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

Role # 14 Leonato
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Much Ado About Nothing: A respected, well-to-do, elderly noble at whose home, in Messina, Italy, the action is set. Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of Beatrice. As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro.


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

Role # 15 Margaret
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Much Ado About Nothing: Hero\'s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful. Unlike Ursula, Hero\'s other lady-in-waiting, Margaret is lower class. Though she is honest, she does have some dealings with the villainous world of Don John: her lover is the mistrustful and easily bribed Borachio. Also unlike Ursula, Margaret loves to break decorum, especially with bawdy jokes and teases.


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

Role # 16 Sexton
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Much Ado About Nothing: An official of the city/courts who guides, with pains, Dogberry and Verges through the legal procedures with Borachio and Conrade.


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

Role # 17 Verges
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Much Ado About Nothing: The deputy to Dogberry, chief policeman of Messin.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 18 Ursula
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Much Ado About Nothing: One of Hero\'s waiting women.


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

Role # 19 Watch 1
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Much Ado About Nothing: A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry.


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

Role # 20 Watch 2
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Much Ado About Nothing: A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry. Also known as George Seacole. Distinguished because he can read and write.


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

Role # 21 Leonato\'s Wife
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 22 Antonio\'s son
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 23 Keystone Cops
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 24 Flappers
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 25 Maids
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 26 Soldiers
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Much Ado About Nothing: Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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

Role # 27 Orlando
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

As You Like It: Youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys.


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

Role # 28 Oliver
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As You Like It: His elder brother.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 29 Second Brother
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As You Like It: Brother to Orlando and Oliver, named Jaques.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 30 Adam
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As You Like It: Servant to Oliver and friend to Orlando.



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

Role # 31 Dennis
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As You Like It: A servant to Oliver.


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

Role # 32 Rosalind
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As You Like It: Daughter to Duke Senior.


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

Role # 33 Celia
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As You Like It: Rosalind's cousin, daughter to Duke Frederick.


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

Role # 34 Touchstone
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As You Like It: A court Fool.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 35 Duke Frederick
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As You Like It: The usurping duke.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 36 Charles
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As You Like It: Wrestler at Duke Frederick's court.


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

Role # 37 Le Beau
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As You Like It: A courtier at Duke Frederick's court.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 38 First Lord
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Frederick.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 39 Second Lord
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Frederick.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 40 Duke Senior
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As You Like It: The exiled duke, brother to Duke Frederick.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 41 Jaques
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As You Like It: Is one of Duke Senior's noblemen who lives with him in the Forest of Arden.


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

Role # 42 Amiens
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As You Like It: A faithful lord who accompanies Duke Senior into exile in the Forest of Ardenne.


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

Role # 43 First Lord
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Senior in exile.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 44 Second Lord
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Senior in exile.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 45 First Page
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Senior in exile.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 46 Second Page
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As You Like It: Attending Duke Senior in exile.


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

Role # 47 Corin
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As You Like It: A shepherd of the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 48 Silvius
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As You Like It: A young shepherd in love.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 49 Phoebe
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As You Like It: A disdainful shepherdess.


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

Role # 50 Audrey
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As You Like It: A goat-keeper.


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

Role # 51 William
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

As You Like It: A country youth in love with Audrey.


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

Role # 52 Sir Oliver Martext
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As You Like It: A parish priest.


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

Role # 53 Hymen
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As You Like It: God of marriage.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 54 Lords
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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 55 Attendants
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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 56 Musicians
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Age: from 18 to 60
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