Thursday, December 17, 2009

Othello Auditions

Othello - Auditions

Auditions by appointment for Richmond Shakespeare and African American Repertory Theatre co-production of Othello, the Moor of Venice will be held from 6:00-9:00PM on Wednesday, December 23 and Monday December 28 from 6:00-9:00pm at the company's new main offices, 1801 E. Cary St. (One block east of Bottom's Up Pizza)   Free Parking is immediately adjacent to the building; offices are on the first floor.

Director Jamie Rees seeks 10 men and 3 women. Experience with Shakespeare is a plus. You will be asked to perform a memorized 60-second monologue.   It's best to use one you know very well, and can play with adjustments.    Jeffrey Cole (Hamlet '08 and '09, Henry IV.1 and Henry V [The History Cycle] is pre-cast in the role of Iago.

All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.

An appointment is required. Please call 804-232-4000, e-mail at or direct-msg via Twitter: RichmondShakes.   Performers paid. Some academic internships available.  A list of roles is available on the RS Facebook Fanpage.

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 4 and the run will be from February 11 - March 14,    in the exciting new Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage.

 Othello: Male, 30s-40's
Cassio – Male, 20s
Roderigo – Male, 20's
Brabantio – Male, 40-60
Duke – Male, 40-60
Montano – Male, 40-60

And about five other male roles that are not age-specific

Desdemona – Female, 18-25
Emilia – Female, 25-40
Bianca – Female, 20-30's