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Season Auditions in Pennsylvania-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1611581
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 03-09-20
Audition Date 06-28-20 Submission deadline 06-26-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Measure for Measure: Revolves around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna. Angelo is left in charge by the Duke, who pretends to leave town but instead dresses as a friar to observe the goings-on in his absence. Angelo is strict, moralistic, and unwavering in his decision-making; he decides that there is too much freedom in Vienna and takes it upon himself to rid the city of brothels and unlawful sexual activity. Laws against these behaviors and institutions already exist, and Angelo simply decides to enforce them more strictly. Claudio is arrested for impregnating Juliet, his lover, before they were married. Claudio is sentenced to death in order to serve as an example to the other Viennese citizens.

Hamlet: The protagonist of Hamlet is Prince Hamlet of Denmark, son of the recently deceased King Hamlet, and nephew of King Claudius, his father's brother and successor. Claudius hastily married King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, and took the throne for himself. Denmark has a long-standing feud with neighbouring Norway, in which King Hamlet slew King Fortinbras of Norway in a battle some years ago. Although Denmark defeated Norway, and the Norwegian throne fell to King Fortinbras's infirm brother, Denmark fears that an invasion led by the dead Norwegian king's son, Prince Fortinbras, is imminent.

-Please prepare one Shakespearean monologue of less than two minutes.
You may be asked to read additional monologues or sides.
-All roles are available and all are encouraged to audition.

Role # 1 Duke Vincentio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: The ruler of Vienna. He does not much enjoy pomp and circumstance, and has spent a great deal of time off in his study, during which time many laws in his city have gone disregarded.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A nobleman of Vienna chosen by the Duke to replace him during his absence.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: An old lord at the Viennese court, a kind-hearted man who does not approve of over-severity.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 Claudio
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Measure for Measure: A young gentleman of Vienna.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A fop well-acquainted with brothels, who turns everything to dirty jokes.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A fop, who spends a fair deal of time in brothels but is certain he has not caught any diseases there.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A fop, but one outclassed in wit by Lucio and the First Gentleman. He is not much of a churchgoer.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: Is in charge of the jail and its prisoners, and of showing Claudio off in the streets as an example before his execution.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 9 Friar Peter Thomas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: A monk who helps the Duke in his deception, giving him his monk\'s robe and teaching him how to play the part convincingly.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: Attends on Angelo and Escalus as they discuss how they will bring back the laws in full force.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A lord, a friend of the Duke\'s. He accompanies the Duke on his supposed return from abroad.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Measure for Measure: A constable, a man from the lower classes who constantly mangles his words.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 13 Froth
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: A foolish gentleman who spends a great deal of his time in taverns.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 14 Pompey Bum
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: Mistress Overdone\'s bartender, and helps her in her pimping.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 15 Abhorson
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Measure for Measure: An executioner, who takes great pride in his job.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 16 Barnardine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: A murderer who has been in jail for nine years without being executed.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 17 Servant
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Measure for Measure: Angelo\'s doorman, in charge of letting him know when people wish to speak with him.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 18 Isabella
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Measure for Measure: Claudio\'s sister, a devout, unbending novice to the order of Saint Clare, though she does not find them rigorous enough and wishes she could be even more strongly restricted by them.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Mariana
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Measure for Measure: A young lady of Vienna who was once betrothed to Angelo.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 Juliet
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Measure for Measure: Claudio\'s betrothed. A simple girl and a childhood friend of Isabella\'s, she slept with him since they were going to be married, and ended up pregnant.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Francisca
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Measure for Measure: A nun of the order of Saint Clare, who is in charge of instructing the novice Isabella as the latter prepares to take her vows.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Mistress Overdone
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Measure for Measure: A madam. When her brothel is closed down by Angelo\'s order, she quickly opens another one elsewhere.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 23 Boy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: Attends on Mariana, singing sad songs to her to ease her boredom.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 24 Messenger
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Measure for Measure: Brings Claudio\'s final death warrant to the Provost with warnings from Angelo to have it executed quickly.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 25 Hamlet
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Hamlet: Prince of Denmark - Devastated by his father\'s death, he had nevertheless hoped to succeed him, only to see his uncle Claudius both be chosen as king and marry his mother.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 26 Claudius
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Hamlet: King of Denmark - Claudius is Old Hamlet's brother, uncle to Hamlet, and the present King of Denmark.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Hamlet: The Ghost of Hamlet's Father haunts the castle of Elsinore. Having been murdered by his brother, he wanders the night, waiting for a chance to speak with his son.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 28 Gertrude
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Hamlet: Is the widow of Old Hamlet and the present wife of Claudius, Hamlet's mother, and the Queen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 29 Ophelia
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Hamlet: Polonius's daughter - In love with Hamlet, she is obedient to her father and listens to her brother, though she is spirited enough to accuse him of potential hypocrisy.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 30 Polonius
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Hamlet: Claudius's long-bearded chief counselor - An old and respected man, he is opinionated, never uses one word when ten will do.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 31 Horatio
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Hamlet: Is a friend of Hamlet's, a fellow student at Wittenberg University. He is well-known enough in Elsinore for Marcellus and Barnardo to go to him for advice about the ghost they have seen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 32 Voltemand
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Hamlet: Voltemand is a courtier at Claudius's court.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 33 Cornelius
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Hamlet: Cornelius is a courtier at Claudius's court. He is sent with Voltemand to Norway, to inform that country's king of how his nephew Fortinbras is threatening Denmark, and to convince him to restrain the young man.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 34 Rosencrantz
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Hamlet: Is a childhood friend of Hamlet's, inseparable from Guildenstern. He knows more about the theatre than does the latter.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 35 Guildenstern
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Hamlet: Is a childhood friend of Hamlet's, inseparable from Rosencrantz. Quieter than the latter, he adds to his pronouncements, and is honest enough to admit that he and Rosencrantz were sent for.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 36 Osric
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Hamlet: Osric is a young courtier at Claudius's court. Rich and little more, he is affected in his speech and manner, removing his hat in Hamlet's presence without ceasing to flourish it about.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 37 Marcellus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: Is a guard at Elsinore, Barnardo's companion on the midnight round. With him, he witnesses the apparition of the ghost.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 38 Barnardo
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Hamlet: Barnardo is a guard at Elsinore, charged with the midnight round. On two separate nights he has seen the ghost of Old Hamlet while standing guard.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 39 Francisco
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: Francisco is a guard at Elsinore. He is slightly depressed, or at least unhappy about having to work cold nights.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 40 Reynaldo
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Hamlet: Reynaldo is a servant and spy of Polonius's able to put up with the latter's absent-minded wanderings.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 41 First Clown
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Hamlet: The First Clown is a gravedigger. He is convinced that Ophelia ought to be considered a suicide.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 42 Second Clown
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: The Second Clown is the first gravedigger's straight man.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 43 Fortinbras
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: Prince of Norway - A warlike young man with energy to spend.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 44 Norwegian Captain
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: A Norwegian Captain in Fortinbras's army has no illusions about the campaign they are engaged in.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 45 First Ambassador
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Hamlet: The First Ambassador from England arrives at Elsinore with the news of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's execution just after everyone dies.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 46 Laertes' Followers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: Laertes's Followers convince the mob to let Ophelia through and enter the room where Claudius and Gertrude are confronting Laertes.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 47 First Sailor
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Hamlet: The First Sailor is one of the pirate crew that captures Hamlet. He brings letters from the prince to Horatio, the King, and the Queen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 48 Gentleman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: A Gentleman brings the sailors to Horatio.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 49 Lord
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Hamlet: A Lord comes to double-check that Hamlet is still planning to fence with Laertes, and to ask the prince on the Queen's behalf to be nice to Laertes before the bout begins.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Hamlet: A Messenger, possibly a member of Claudius's Swiss guard, bursts in to tell the King to flee from the mob that Laertes has roused and which is breaking in to the palace.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 51 Doctor of Divinity
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Hamlet: A Doctor of Divinity officiates unwillingly at Ophelia's funeral. He performs the shortest ceremony he can, being convinced that she was in fact a suicide.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 52 First Player
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: The Player King - The First Player has, with his company, known Hamlet for some time.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 53 Player Queen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: The Player Queen is an adolescent boy who has recently had a growth spurt, but whose voice has not yet broken.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 54 Player Prologue
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Hamlet: The Player Prologue gives the fifteen-word opening to the spoken part of the players' performance.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 55 Player Lucianus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: The Player Lucianus plays the murderer in the play. He overdoes his melodramatic evil grimaces on his entrance.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 56 Ophelias Pallbearer
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Hamlet: Ophelia's Pallbearers bear her coffin to the gravesite. They jump into her grave after Hamlet and Laertes in order to break up the fight.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 57 Laertes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Hamlet: Is Polonius's son, who prefers life in Paris to Elsinore.


Searchable talent specs :

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