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"The Tempest"-Washington, DC - Casting ID # 1608232
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Washington, DC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-13-20
Audition Date 01-23-20 Submission deadline 01-21-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Shakespeare Canada is looking for young, dynamic actors preferably with experience and training for our 2020 Shakespeare in School tour. The show this year is "The Tempest" and the contract will be from March to June with rehearsals in Delta Surrey from January to February. Pick-up from Skytrain will be available. Must also be able to go to Calgary to perform for up to two weeks total in May.


Prepare a monologue you may but it is not required.

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

Is the King of Naples. An enemy of Prospero\'s, he accepted Antonio\'s proposition to help the latter usurp Prospero\'s throne in return for Antonio\'s swearing Milan\'s fealty to Naples.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Sebastian
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Is the brother of Alonso, the King of Naples.


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

Role # 3 Prospero
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Is the deposed Duke of Milan.


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

Role # 4 Antonio
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Is Prospero's brother. He usurped the throne of Milan from his brother with Alonso's help, willingly abandoning the sovereignty of the Dukedom to Naples.


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

Role # 5 Ferdinand
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Is Alonso's son. Cast up on his own on the island after the wreck, he is convinced that his father has drowned, not least by Ariel's songs.


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

Role # 6 Gonzalo
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Is an old man, an honest counselor of Alonso's.


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

Role # 7 Adrian
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Is a lord in Alonso's suite. He appreciates the climate of the island where they have landed, and questions Gonzalo's scholarship.


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

Role # 8 Francisco
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Is a lord in Alonso's suite. He attempts to comfort the King with the hope that Ferdinand may be alive, but is unsuccessful. He is intrigued by the vanishing of the spirits at the feast.


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

Role # 9 Caliban
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Is the savage son of the witch Sycorax, and was born on the island.


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

Role # 10 Trinculo
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Is Alonso's jester. He is a coward and is delighted to have Caliban subservient to him. He has a taste for finery as well as for liquor, and plans to help Stefano become king of the island.


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

Role # 11 Stephano
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Is Alonso's butler. He has something of a taste for liquor, and is well-served when he is cast up on the shore with a butt of wine that he held onto to avoid drowning.


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

Role # 12 Master of a Ship
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Captains a ship bearing the King of Naples and his closest advisers home from a wedding in Tunis.


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

Role # 13 Boatswain
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Is in charge of running the ship in the storm.


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

Role # 14 Mariners
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Try to keep the ship afloat during the storm, but soon realize that all is lost and that their only hope is in prayer. They spend some time under strange hatches, haunted by odd sounds, but then awake to discover that their ship has not been wrecked after all.


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

Role # 15 Miranda
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Is Prospero's daughter. Though she has some vague memories of her time at court when she was a toddler, in the main she has no recollection of a life other than being isolated on an island with no company but her father and Caliban.


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

Role # 16 Ariel
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Is an airy spirit bound in service to Prospero and impatient for his release.


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

Role # 17 Iris
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Is one of Prospero's spirits, representing the goddess of the rainbow in the masque.


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

Role # 18 Ceres
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Is one of Prospero's spirits (likely Ariel) representing the goddess of the harvest in the masque. She joins Juno to bless Ferdinand and Miranda's union.


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

Role # 19 Juno
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Is one of Prospero's spirits, representing the Queen of Heaven and goddess of marriage in the masque. She joins with Ceres to bless Ferdinand and Miranda's union.


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