Auditions: The Tempest

June 6 through June 17, 2019

Director Alicia Harabin seeks 14 actors for the first show of our 2019-2020 season, Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Rehearsals will be scheduled as actors are available beginning after July 4th, then pick up to approximately 3 per week after Labor Day. Note that actors of all genders will be considered for most roles. Although the roles below are listed by degree of physicality, all roles in this show require more than average physical acting. Ages refer to stage age and are approximate.

Audition Dates:

** Some roles have now been cast. Auditions for open roles will continue:
Monday, June 17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, or by appointment

Readings will be from the script. Sides attached. Those interested in Alonso or Gonzalo should read Prospero for their initial audition. Those interested in Stephano should read Caliban and Trinculo. Those interested in Sebastian or Adrian should read Antonio. Performers are encouraged to read for more than one character.

Audition SidesC

Performance Dates:

October 4, 5, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 (Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @3pm)

Physically Demanding Roles:

  • Ariel (ageless) – A trio of actors working together to portray this formless, airy spirit who is able to control the elements, but is held captive by Prospero/a’s magic
  • Caliban (20s – 40s) – The half-human son of the witch Sycorax (former ruler of the island), now a “savage and deformed slave” to Prospero/a
  • Stephano (any) – a drunken butler
  • Trinculo (any) – a jester

Less Physical Roles:

  • Prospero/a (40s – 60s) – Deposed Duke of Milan, now magical ruler of the island
  • Miranda (16 – early 20s) – Prospero/a’s teenage daughter, who has little memory of their life before the island and no contact with other humans aside from her father/mother
  • Ferdinand (18 – 20s) – Prince of Naples, who believes he is the sole survivor of the shipwreck
  • Alonso/a (50s – 60s) – King/Queen of Naples, who fears they have lost their son and heir
  • Gonzalo/a (60s +) – Noble advisor to the king and former friend of Prospero/a
  • Sebastian (30s – 50s) – Younger sibling of Alonso/a, easily swayed toward ambition
  • Antonio/a (30s – 50s) – Duke of Milan, having deposed and exiled their older sibling
  • Boatswain/Adrian (any) – Ship’s officer, also plays a lord/lady attending the King/Queen

Audition Sides