In anticipation of city and university approval, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival is announcing auditions for:

 

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Burton Tedesco

 

DATES

Rehearsal Dates: June 29 - July 22, 2021

Performance Dates: July 23 - August 7, 2021 (July 23, 24 (2 show day), 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 (2 show day))

Remount Rehearsal Dates: January 4 - January 11, 2022

Remount Performance Dates: January 12 - January 21, 2022 (January 12, 13, 14 (AM & PM), 18, 19, 20, 21)

 

AUDITION NOTICE

We will not be having in-person auditions this season. Initial auditions will be through video submission only. Filmed auditions are accepted now through April 23rd at 11:59pm. Callbacks will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd.

 

COVID GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

AlThe Shakespeare Festival will follow all national, state, city, and university guidelines to be COVID compliant. In rehearsal, the expectation is actors will be masked. During performance, the audience will be masked and socially distanced. At this time, it is our expectation that by late July the actors during performance will not be masked. All of these protocols are subject to change according to national, state, city, and university guidelines.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • 1 minute comedic Shakespeare monologue in verse or 14 lines of verse from Comedy of Errors

  • Slate with your name and monologue choice (or include a titlecard)

  • Please have your whole body in the camera frame. Please refrain from close-up shots.

  • There is no housing or transportation available.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Fill out an Audition Form and submit your headshot, resume, and filmed audition HERE

The submission deadline is April 23rd at 11:59pm.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • All roles are available.

  • All roles are open to all ethnicities and gender identities.

 

EGEON, a merchant from Syracuse

SOLINUS, DUKE of Ephesus

ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE, a traveler in search of his mother and his brother

DROMIO OF SYRACUSE, Antipholus of Syracuse’s companion

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS, a citizen of Ephesus

DROMIO OF EPHESUS, Antipholus of Ephesus’ companion

ADRIANA, citizen of Ephesus and wife to Antipholus of Ephesus

LUCIANA, Adriana’s sister

LUCE (also called Nell), kitchen maid betrothed to Dromio of Ephesus

ANGELO, an Ephesian goldsmith

BALTHASAR, an Ephesian merchant invited to dinner by Antipholus of Ephesus

COURTESAN, hostess of Antipholus of Ephesus at dinner

DR. PINCH, a schoolmaster, engaged as an exorcist

LADY ABBESS (also called Emilia), head of a priory in Ephesus

 

ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFO

  • All roles are paid.

  • There is no housing or transportation available.

  • We heavily encourage actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages to submit.

For additional questions please email shakespearecasting@tulane.edu

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