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Shakespeare & Company 2018 summer season Equity Principle Auditions

February 27 & 28, March 2 & 3, March 6 & 7

Non-Equity members will be seen at any time that there are no Equity Members waiting to audition. Those unable to attend any of these auditions may submit information to casting@shakespeare.org at any time.

Actors sought for 2018 season in Lenox, Massachusetts: "Macbeth" and "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare; "Heisenberg" by Simon Stephens; "Morning After Grace" by Carey Crim; "Creditors" by August Strindberg, adapted by David Greig; "Mothers and Sons" by Terrence McNally; "HIR" by Taylor Mac. 2018 season rehearsals begin May 2nd; final production closes October 7th. Each production within the season has shorter, specific production dates (incorporated below).

Familiarity with Shakespeare & Company's training methodology and familiarity with Stage Combat is a plus. Please prepare two short contrasting monologues for presentation and bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

NEW YORK CITY EPAs
Tuesday, February 27th: 1:00 – 5:00 PM; Wednesday, February 28th: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Ripley-Grier Studios 305 West 38th Street, Studio #302 (btw 8th & 9th), New York NY 10018 No appointments; Equity members will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits

WESTERN MA EPAs
Friday, March 2nd: 10 AM - 12:30 PM & 1:30 – 6:00 PM by appointment (see below); Saturday, March 3rd: 10 AM – 12:30 & 1:30 - 6 PM by appointment (see below); Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company 70 Kemble Street, Lenox MA 01240 www.shakespeare.org for directions Equity members will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

EASTERN MA EPAs
Tuesday, March 6th: 12 - 4 PM by appointment (see below); Wednesday, March 7th: 10 AM - 2 PM by appointment (see below); Actors Shakespeare Project Studio 191 Highland Avenue, 2nd Floor - Studio "not 2B", Somerville MA 02155 Parking available in rear of building Equity members will be seen throughout the audition periods as time permits.

FOR APPOINTMENTS and/or other information: e-mail cwheeler@shakespeare.org or call (413) 637-1199 x.140 weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM At the auditions: Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows; Producing Associate, Ariel Bock. Other Personnel: Managing Director, Adam Davis; General Manager, Stephen Ball. Equity contract types: LORT D; SPT 3; SPT 7; SPT 9 (contracts pending).

All roles will be understudied; callbacks will be announced and scheduled at auditions. Shakespeare & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all persons are encouraged to apply. All rehearsal and performance dates are in 2018. All roles that are listed as "pre-cast" have been cast without auditions; * for pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.

AVAILABLE ROLES (see pre-cast* above):

MACBETH by William Shakespeare - 5/29-8/5, LORT D, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Young Siward: Male, 20s/30s Lady Macduff: Female, 20s/30s All other roles in MACBETH are pre-cast* without audition Most performers in MACBETH will be contracted to perform in AS YOU LIKE IT as well.

AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare - 7/10-9/2, LORT D, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Silvius: Male, 20s/30s Touchstone: open to interpretation / gender / age Rosalind: Female, 20s/30s Celia: Female, 20s/30s All other roles in AS YOU LIKE IT are pre-cast* without audition Most performers in AS YOU LIKE IT will be contracted to perform in MACBETH as well.

HEISENBERG by Simon Stephens - 7/17-9/2, LORT D, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Georgie: pre-cast* without audition Alex: pre-cast* without audition

MORNING AFTER GRACE by Carey Crim - 5/2-7/15, SPT 3, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Angus: Male, 60s/70, retired lawyer Ollie: Male, 60s, African-American, former major-league baseball player Abigail: pre-cast* without audition

CREDITORS by August Strindberg, adapted by David Greig - 6/26-8/12, SPT 9, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Adolph: Male, 40s Gustav: pre-cast* without audition Tekla: pre-cast* without audition

MOTHERS AND SONS by Terrence McNally - 7/24-9/9, SPT 7, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Cal Porter: Male, 40s, Andre's lover Will Ogden: Male, 30s, Cal's husband Katharine Gerard: pre-cast* without audition

HIR by Taylor Mac - 8/21-10/7, SPT 3, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Isaac: Male, 20s, repressing PTSD, asserts himself to keep things under control Arnold: pre-cast* without audition Paige: pre-cast* without audition

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