COMING UP IN OCTOBER:
Saturday, October 14, 2-5pm
Sunday, October 15, 7-10pm
CALLBACKS - IF NECESSARY
Monday, October 16, 7-10pm
SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT RIGHT, IN ORDER TO PREPARE AND SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Note: actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition, as casting will be non-traditional.
Shag: Age - 40s or 50s. William Shakespeare, older, wearied, struggles with balancing art and commerce.
Judith: Age – 19. Shag’s daughter. Dry and wise.
Richard (and other roles): Age – 30s or 40s. Richard is a great actor, and is the leader of Shakespeare’s company.
Sharpe (and other roles): Age - 20s or 30s. The youngest member of the company, temperamental. Also plays King James I – impetuous, Scottish-born king of England.
Armin (and other roles): Age - 30’s or 40s. Plays several other roles.
Nate (and other roles): Age: 30s through 50s. A member of Shakespeare’s company. Also plays Sir Robert Cecil – the King’s oily right hand man.
Equivocation begins rehearsals January 15, 2018, and runs at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, KY February 9-25, 2018.
THE STORY OF THE PLAY
The queen is dead, and William Shakespeare is getting used to the newly-crowned King James. When he’s commanded to write a play about the recently-foiled “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up Parliament, he agrees only if he can interview the condemned suspects. But he learns that the plot was deeper than anyone suspected, and its secrets threaten to destroy him, his players, and all of England. This fascinatingly comic drama is funny, touching, and troubling - and absolutely Shakespearean in its scope and wit.
LATER THIS SEASON
THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath Directed by Patti Heying Saturday, December 9, 2-5pm - Auditions Sunday, December 10, 7-10pm - Auditions Monday, December, 11, 7-10pm - Callbacks
NOTE: In THE CHRISTIANS, the role of Pastor Paul will be played by Roger Leasor. WE ARE NOT YET ACCEPTING APPOINTMENT REQUESTSFOR THE CHRISTIANS AT THIS TIME.
HOW TO AUDITION
Prior to all auditions, you must make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email which days and times you are available, as well as an indication as to whether or not you belong to Actors’ Equity Association. You will be emailed back within a few days with a confirmed appointment.
Please note that actors must audition in person in order to be considered. Neither transportation nor housing are provided to actors at this time.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume and headshot or recent photograph (though if you don’t have one, we will take a photo of you).
AthensWest Theatre Company operates on an SPT3 contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Roles are available for both Equity and non-Equity performers, and non-Equity performers have the opportunity to earn EMC points through this production. All actors will be paid.