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Auditions for "The Two Noble Kinsmen"-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1608183
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-12-20
Audition Date 01-23-20 Submission deadline 01-22-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In this story, the two kinsmen are Palamon and Arcite; they are captured while fighting for Thebes against Athens. While imprisoned, the two cousins find themselves attracted to Emilia, who is the sister of Hippolyta, wife of Theseus.

Come ready to read from the script with your fellow actors.

Role # 1 Prologue/Epilogue
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Prologue/Epilogue comes forward on behalf of the acting company to talk to the audience at the beginning and end of the play.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Theseus
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is the Duke of Athens, a mighty warrior who has recently conquered the Amazons and is supposed to be marrying their Queen, Hippolyta.


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

Role # 3 Pirithous
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is Theseus's dearest friend, and has a great deal of influence on him.


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

Role # 4 Artesius
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is an Athenian soldier, particularly good at getting the enemy to come to where Theseus wants them to be.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Palamon
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is a nephew of the tyrant Creon of Thebes.


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

Role # 6 Arcite
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is a nephew of the tyrant Creon of Thebes.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Valerius
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is a noble Theban who comes to bring Palamon and Arcite to Creon when the latter learns of Theseus's attack.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Herald
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is doing his job wandering the field of battle once it is over to identify the dead when he finds the gravely-wounded Arcite and Palamon there. He informs Theseus of their identity.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 9 Jailer
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(also called Keeper) is in charge of Theseus's prison for high-ranking captives.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 10 Wooer
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is in love with the Jailer's Daughter, and hopes to marry her.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Doctor
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is consulted by the Jailer and his friends in the hopes of curing the Jailer's Daughter's madness.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 12 Bavian
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is one of the morris dancers, disguised as a creature with a long tail and a long tool.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 13 Gentleman
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A Gentleman of Athens comes to tell Emilia that Arcite and Palamon have arrived for their duel.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 14 Nell
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is a freckled country wench and one of the morris dancers. She does not think that she and her fellow wenches need Gerrold's instructions.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 15 Timothy the Taborer
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plays the tabor in the morris dancer, giving the beat.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 16 Gerrold
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is a schoolmaster, who organizes the morris dance to entertain Theseus.


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

Role # 17 Hymen
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is the god of marriage, and leads Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding procession.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 18 Hippolyta
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is the Queen of the Amazons, now marrying Theseus.


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

Role # 19 Emilia
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is Hippolyta's sister. Like her an Amazon, she has fought in battles with her sister.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 Servant
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A Servant attends Emilia as she sits out the tournament between Palamon and Arcite, and from time to time reports to her how the fight is going.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 First Messenger
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The First Messenger comes from Arcite, Palamon, and their followers to let Theseus know they have arrived.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Second Messenger
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The Second Messenger rushes in to tell the Jailer that he is late for the battle between Palamon and Arcite.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 23 First Queen
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is the widow of King Capaneus, who died fighting Creon of Thebes.


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

Role # 24 Second Queen
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is the widow of a king who died fighting Creon of Thebes.


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

Role # 25 Third Queen
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is the widow of a king who died fighting Creon of Thebes.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 26 Jailer's Daughter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

immature, romantic, and more than ready to lose her virginity.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 27 Jailer's 1st Friend
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Jailer's First Friend witnessed Theseus finding Palamon, and comes to tell the Jailer of it. He is disturbed by the Jailer's Daughter's madness, and pities her for it.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 28 Jailer's 2nd Friend
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Jailer's Second Friend hears Palamon clear the Jailer of any responsibility in his escape, and also how Palamon obtained a pardon for the Jailer's Daughter along with her father.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 29 Jailer's Brother
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sees his niece running madly towards the city and stops her.


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

Role # 30 Waiting-Woman
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A Waiting Woman attends on Emilia. She is a good seamstress and not shy about her skill.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 31 Boy
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A Boy leads the wedding procession, singing an epithalamium while strewing flowers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 First Country Folk
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is one of the morris dancers, who seeks to reassure Gerrold that they will not fail him.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 33 Second Country Folk
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is one of the morris dancers, who has an eye for the ladies.


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

Role # 34 Third Country Folk
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is one of the morris dancers, who convinces the others of the need for rehearsal.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 35 Fourth Country Folk
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is one of the morris dancers.


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

Role # 36 First Knight
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The First Knight Attending Palamon has a reddish face, with thick, blonde, curly hair.


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

Role # 37 Second Knight
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The Second Knight Attending Palamon is a small man with well-muscled arms.


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

Role # 38 Third Knight
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The Third Knight attending Palamon seems quite unfazed at having lost the battle and having to have his head chopped off, and merely wants to know who will go first.


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

Role # 39 Friz
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is one of the country wenches dancing in the morris.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 40 Maudline
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s one of the country wenches dancing in the morris.


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

Role # 41 Luce
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is one of the country wenches dancing in the morris. She is short, with noticeably white legs.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 42 Barbary
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is a curvy country wench dancing in the morris.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 43 Executioner
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brings Palamon and his three companions to the block, and is about to chop off their heads when they are reprived.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 44 First Knight
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First Knight Attending Arcite is a dark-skinned man with long black hair and broad shoulders, armed with a sword. He attends and aids at Arcite's prayer to Mars as well as at the battle.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 45 Second Knight
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Second Knight Attending Arcite attends and aids at Arcite's prayer to Mars as well as at the battle.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 46 Third Knight
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Third Knight Attending Arcite attends and aids at Arcite's prayer to Mars as well as at the battle.


Searchable talent specs :

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