Auditions for Merchant of Venice & Lorca Poetry Sat March 2

February 15, 2019

Austin Shakespeare, professional theater company, will hold auditions for their Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and for a new theater piece about Spanish poet Garcia Lorca titled “Canto Jundo,” featuring English and Spanish language.  Actors of all ethnicities are welcome. By appt only:


First time 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. Auditioners should familiarize themselves with the plays they are auditioning for.  Actors audtioning for Lorca should auditon in Spanish language (selections upon request).



Merchant: first rehearsal to final performance April 9-May 26, 2019.

Rehearsals areTues-Fri 7-10 pm; Sat 1-5 pm; Sun 5-9 pm

Performances areThurs-Sunday 8  pm for Merchant (note outdoors)

Merchant performances: May 8 - 26, 2019, at Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre.


Lorca performances Fri & Sat March 29 & 30 at Esquina Tango; Lorca rehearsals Mon-Thurs March 25-28

Already cast Mary Alice Carnes & Liz Vera in Lorca, and Marc Pouhe as Shylock in Merchant.

By appt only:

Equity Membership Candidate points available for Merchant of Venice.  Pay stipends available for all roles

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