NEW Auditions R&J + More "Comedy of Errors"

January 28, 2017

Austin Shakespeare is auditioning Equity and Non-Equity auditions from 2 pm Saturday, February 4 by appointment only at Austin Playwrights’ Studio, 5555 North Lamar, Suite K125

Austin Shakespeare welcomes professional actors (Equity/Non-Equity) for open auditions from 2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 4 by appointment only at Austin Playwrights Studio 5555 N Lamar Bldg K, Suite 125. Auditions will be for Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to be performed at the Zilker Hillside Theater for 17 performances from May 3-29, and for scenes from Romeo and Juliet, to be performed in collaboration with Austin Chamber Music Center in full costume at University of Texas Bates Recital Hall on Saturday on July 15. ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED. By appointment only: 

Auditioners should prepare a 1 to 2-minute piece of heightened language, including pieces from this season’s plays. Audition speeches should be memorized or read with familiarity. On occasion, Austin Shakespeare uses cross-gender casting. Also, age range noted in character descriptions is a matter of appearance.

all actors receive paid stipend.  Equity actors are paid by SPT1 level.

For Comedy of Errors: EMC Equity Membership Candidate Points are available 

Auditioners should familiarize themselves with the plays they are auditioning for.  For The Comedy of Errors, the roles of Dromio, Egeon, Emilia, Abbess, Courtesan, Dr. Pinch and Duke Solinus are already cast; all other roles are open.


Opens roles for The Comedy of Errors include:


Antipholus of Ephesus – twin master

Antipholus of Syracuse – twin master

Adriana – wife of Antipholus of Ephesus

Luciana – Adriana's sister

Balthazar – a merchant




Open roles for Romeo and Juliet include: Juliet, Tybalt, Benvolio/Capulet, Nurse (Mercutio and Romeo already cast.)



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