The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Peter Newling
Production Coordinator: Barbara Hughes
Audition Dates: Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August, from 7:30pm
Season Dates: 15 November to 1 December
Audition and performance venue: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert Street Williamstown
3 x Males
No defined age range, but I’ve always imagined them to be somewhere between 25 and 40 years of age.
I’m looking for three actors with an unusual skills mix:
- Each must be totally comfortable with audience interaction. There’s no fourth wall here. 2. Each must be an experienced and proficient improvisor. Although the piece is fully scripted, much of the byplay is improvised, and will vary from night to night. 3. Each must be confident and accomplished in the delivery of Shakespearean dialogue.
It’s a high energy piece, so the need to be able to keep up a frenetic pace over two acts is essential. Excellence in physical comedy is a must.
Each actor must also be confident in the delivery of a range of UK accents.
At the auditions, I’ll be asking auditionees to complete two tasks:
- From the script. Deliver Daniel’s opening monologue, found on page 1 of the script then
Jess’s first monologue on page 2, then Adam’s first monologue which starts on page 5. Show me something different with each read. 2. Not from the script. Come prepared to deliver one Shakespearean monologue of the auditionee’s choice. It is important that you do not try and make it funny – that’s not the point. I want to know that you understand the text and the meter of Shakespearean text.
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