Auditions

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Carriage House Players are thrilled to announce auditions for their 2021 Shakespeare Festival.
We are seeking talent for Titus Andronicus, Richard III, and Twelfth Night.
Open roles are listed below along with a breakdown of the role.
Please submit a 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue to: info@carriagehouseplayers.org
*When submitting auditions, please indicate which show or shows you would like to be considered for!*
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*In accordance with our mission and passion as a Non-Profit organization, we strongly encourage and welcome submissions from People of Color and Minority Groups to participate in our Festival**
The deadline for video submissions is May 7th at 12:00am
TITUS ANDRONICUS
Directed by Brielle Levenberg
August 8th – August 29th
Wednesday and Friday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
AARON: Tamora’s lover and advisor. Helps Tamora achieve her dream of revenge. Extremely intelligent and trusts no one.
**THIS ROLE WILL BE CAST WITH A PERSON OF COLOR**
DEMETRIUS: son of Tamora, twin of Chiron. Brutal, aggressive, hell-bent on revenge. This role deals with sexual violence.
MUTIUS: Titus’ son, defends his family, loyal to the emperor. (Role will likely also include smaller roles)
QUINTUS: Titus’ son, executed for a crime he didn’t commit. (Role will likely also include smaller roles)
*Other roles may be available pending actor availability. If you are interested in a specific role not listed here, please reach out and we will let you know if it is available*
RICHARD III
Directed by Jordan Hue
September 5th – September 26th
Wednesday and Friday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
BUCKINGHAM: Richard’s right hand man. At first ambitious and cunning, later fighting for his very soul.
QUEEN ELIZABETH: Wife of King Edward IV, mother of Prince Edward and young York. Intelligent and strong-willed.
LADY ANNE: Young widow of Prince Edward Lancaster. Beautiful and anguished. Richard has killed both her father and her husband.
QUEEN MARGARET: Widow of King Henry VI (Lancaster), mother of the slain Prince Edward Lancaster. Wild and embittered with grief. A prophetess.
THE DUCHESS OF YORK: Widowed mother of King Edward IV, Clarence, and Richard.
STANLEY: Earl of Derby. Stepfather of Richmond (Henry Lancaster) and his secret ally.
HASTINGS: A noble of great integrity, fiercely loyal to King Edward IV. Also plays HERBERT: A noble officer in Richmond’s rebel army.
CLARENCE: Also called “George.” Second eldest York brother. Kind, gentle, and trusting. Also plays Scrivener, and Sir William Brandon: A knight in Richmond’s rebel army.
RICHMOND: Henry Lancaster, Earl of Richmond. Lancaster challenger to Richard’s throne. Noble, just, and fair: all the things Richard is not. Later Henry VII. Also plays First MURDERER: A man whom Richard has hired to kill his brother Clarence, and Pallbearer.
RIVERS: Brother to Queen Elizabeth and her most trusted ally at court. Also plays TYRREL: A lowborn noble and murderer hired to kill the princes in the Tower of London, and First Citizen.
GREY: Elder son of Queen Elizbeth (from a previous marriage). Also plays BLUNT: A noble captain in Richmond’s rebel army, and Second Citizen.
DORSET: Younger son of Queen Elizabeth (from a previous marriage). Also plays Lord Mayor of London: A gullible and easily suggestible fool, and NORFOLK: The Duke of Norfolk. A noble commander in King Richard’s army.
KING EDWARD IV: The King of England. Eldest York brother. Sickly and dying. Also plays BRAKENBURY: Sheriff of the Tower of London, and BISHOP OF ELY: A noble clergyman at court. Readily manipulated by Richard.
RATCLIFF: One of Richard’s noble henchmen. Also plays Third Citizen and Pallbearer.
CATESBY: One of Richard’s noble henchmen. Also plays Second Citizen.
OXFORD: A noble officer in Richmond’s rebel army. Also plays Second Murderer: A man whom Richard has hired to kill his brother Clarence, First Messenger, Priest, and Pallbearer.
PRINCE EDWARD: Young son of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth. Heir to the throne. Also plays Second Messenger.
YORK: Called “Young York,” he is the younger son of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth. Also plays Third Messenger.
*The role of Richard has been cast. All other roles are open.
TWELFTH NIGHT
Directed by Christine Boehm
October 8th – October 31st
Wednesday and Friday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
VIOLA: The play’s protagonist, she is washed up on the shore of Illyria when her ship is wrecked by a storm. Viola decides to disguise herself as a young man, “Cesario” and becomes a page to Duke Orsino. She ends up falling in love with him, just as Olivia is courting and falls in love with Casario. Thus, Viola finds her disguise has entrapped her: she cannot tell Orsino that she loves him, and cannot tell Olivia why she as Cesario cannot love her.
DUKE ORSINO: A powerful nobleman in the country of Illyria. Orsino is lovesick for the beautiful Lady Olivia, but finds himself becoming fonder of Casario, who is actually a woman – Viola. A supreme egotist, Orsino mopes around complaining how heartsick he is over Olivia, when it’s clear that he is in love with the idea of being in love and enjoys making a spectacle of himself.
MARIA: Olivia’s clever, feisty lady-in-waiting holds her own in battles of wit with the other servants and devises the prank on Malvolio. Although vicious to Malvolio, she is devoted and attentive to Olivia. Her wit wins the affection of Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby, whom she marries.
SEBASTIAN: Sebastian is Viola’s twin brother, separated from her during the shipwreck which happens before the play begins. Sebastian was rescued by a sea captain called Antonio. After three months with Antonio, Sebastian decides to set out to the court of Orsino. Once in Illyria, Sebastian is mistaken for ‘Cesario’ (Viola disguised as a boy) by Fool, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Olivia. Olivia is delighted when ‘Cesario’ seems to change his mind and agree to marry her.
ANTONIO: Antonio found Sebastian half drowned on the shore and rescued him. He quickly grows fond of Sebastian and stays with him, even following him to Illyria despite how dangerous this might be for him. Antonio was once in a sea battle against Orsino’s ships and knows he could be arrested for piracy if he is caught in Illyria.
CURIO/OFFICER/PRIEST: This ensemble track portrays a variety of characters which help in advancing the story and adding to the calamity and fun!
Given the time frame for production, our piece would be themed in homage to the Gaelic festival of Samhain (as opposed to the traditional close of the Elizabethan Christmas festival/season) in conjunction with the Vanderbilt’s Halloween Festival!

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