AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

Auditions!

Richard III

This summer’s Shakespeare Under the Starts production is Richard III directed by Daniel Hanchrow. Auditions are scheduled for Friday, February 1 at 6-8 pm pm and Saturday, February 2 from 1-3 pm with call backs (if necessary) to be held on Sunday, February 3 at 1-3 at our Bangor Mall space. Please plan to attend for the entire audition time. Auditions will consist of 45 minutes to an hour of group games and exercises- an important tool for analyzing group chemistry (wear comfortable clothing and shoes)- and then individual monologues. Please chose one of these – R3 Aud Speeches or one of your own.  I would like to have actors in two groups, half on Friday and half on Saturday if possible, with callbacks for reading sides on Sunday.

Richard III Casting Call

Male/Age specific 

RICHARD –  25-35    (died at 32)
CLARENCE –  30-40 (three years older than Richard)
EDWARD IV – 35-45 (ten years older than Richard)
RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK – 8-10
PRINCE EDWARD – 11-13

Female/Age Specific

LADY ANNE – 20-30 (died at 29)
QUEEN ELIZABETH – 40-50 (48 at Richard’s death)
QUEEN MARGARET – 45-55 (died at 52)
DUCHESS OF YORK – 55+ (70 at Richard’s death)

NOTE: if specific aged actors are not available, this can all be shifted; it is not writ in stone.)

Complete Cast List (All other roles can be either gender) for 24 Actors

RICHARD, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III
LORD HASTINGS
QUEEN ELIZABETH
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
LORD RATCLIFFE
LORD STANLEY
LADY ANNE
SIR WILLIAM CATESBY
RICHARD, THE YOUNG DUKE OF YORK
PRINCE EDWARD
QUEEN MARGARET
DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER

(Doubling Roles)

BRAKENBURY (Halberd/Soldier)
CLARENCE (Archbishop/Norfolk)
CARDINAL (Guard, 1st Murderer, Page, Sir Christopher, Soldier)
DORSET (1st Messenger, Vaughan)
RIVERS (Scrivener, 2nd Messenger)
GREY (1st Citizen, Lieutenant, 3rd Messenger)
LOVELL (2nd Murderer, 2nd Citizen, Oxford)
TYRREL (Keeper, Messenger, Herbert)
KING EDWARD (3rd Citizen, Lord Mayor, 4th Messenger, Soldier)
RICHMOND (Bearer, Other, Citizen)
BLUNT (Bearer, Other, Citizen)
SURREY (Gentleman, Halberd, Lord, Bishop, Ghost of Henry VI)