Thursday, August 18, 2016

audition notice for the role of Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Southwest Shakespeare Company

Director: Tracy Liz Miller

Compensation: Stipend Pay
Rehearsals Begin: 12/05/2016
Performance Dates: 01/13/2017 – 01/28/2017

Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy with a dark twist in the middle. Seemingly perfectly matched lovers Hero and Claudio are juxtaposed with lover/haters Beatrice and Benedick. The others hatch a plan to help their love be fully realized, but this true match is momentarily interrupted due to an evil plan to slander Hero and ruin her happy union with Claudio. Those interested in auditioning will have read the play to fully understand the complexities and turns of this famous comedy.

Character Breakdown

Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. 30-50. Charming, fun-loving, smart, sensitive, and part of a collaborative ensemble telling the story in 1940’s post World War 2 America. Singing a plus. Must handle language well and strong vocal technique. Email headshot/resume asap for consideration.

Additional Info

Tracy Liz Miller is the Director of Theatre Arts for Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Co-Artistic Director of The Bridge Initiative.

What To Prepare

Benedick monologues and scenes. Actors must be familiar with the play and the role.

Audition Details

Southwest Shakespeare Company
55 E. Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85295

By Appointment: Email ONLY
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Primary Contact:
Kent Burnham
(646) 460-3666

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