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Auditions

William Shakespeare's 
The Comedy of Errors

Emerald Theatre is currently accepting

video auditions submissions

for actors 18 and over

 

Summer Shakespeare 

Directed by Earlene DeLeon

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Video submissions open until May 31

Rehearsals and Performances

 

Rehearsals at Lake Wilderness Arboretum 

22520 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038

 

Performances will be outdoors 

  • August 3rd and 4th at Soos Creek Botanical Garden (29308 132nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092)

  • August 9th and 10th at Lake Wilderness Arboretum (22520 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038)

  • August 16 at Covington Community Park (17649 SE 240th St, Covington, WA 98042)

A performance will be indoors

  • August 17 at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Center

          (23220 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038)

Saturday performances at 6:30, Sunday performances at 2:00 pm, Friday performance at 6:00

 

Video submissions due by May 31

 

Rehearsals will begin the last week of June, four days a week (Mon, Wed & Thurs evenings and Sat days).

A more complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at callbacks.

Stipend:  $150

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                                                             AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Please see synopsis and character list below.

  • Submit two- 1 minute memorized videos, one Shakespeare monologue (or one of his contemporaries)  and one of your choice, preferably one that contrasts the first. 

  • Fill out the audition form.

  • Videos may be sent to info@emeraldtheatre.org with a YouTube or Dropbox link.

  • If you are not able to submit a video or have questions, please contact us at info@Emeraldtheatre.org    

  • Experienced and emerging actors 18+ and BIPOC actors are encouraged to audition. Emerald Theatre celebrates people of every gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. We strive, always, to address and maintain a space that works towards anti-racism and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and encourage submissions from all.

 

                                                        AUDITION VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

  • Begin your video by slating your first and last name, pronouns, plus the play you are acting from and the character.

  • Film at a medium shot—about waist/belly button up to a few inches above your head (please allow yourself to move around/play within that frame!)

  • Label File: FirstNameLastName_Twelfth Night

                                          HEADSHOT AND RESUME INSTRUCTIONS

Attach your headshot (does not need to be professional but should look like you currently) and resume to the audition form when you fill it out.

 

SYNOPSIS

An old man from Ephesus has entered the city of Syracuse with no money, no friends.  He will be put to death if he can't find money to pay to enter the city.  He tells his sad tale to the Duke of how he and his wife were shipwrecked and he lost her and one of his twin boys (and his servant, also a twin).  The son he saved set off to find his long lost brother and the old man tried, later, to find his son.  Meanwhile, his son, Antipholus of Ephesus, and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, have also entered the city of Syracuse.  Unknown to them, their twins already live there.  As they come and go, people mistake them for Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse, causing much mayhem.  Finally, an Abbess harbors one of the twins and when his wife, friends and arresting officers come to find him, they also find there are 2 Antipholuses and 2 Dromios, solving the confusions that happened all day.

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  • Solinus – Duke of Ephesus

  • Egeon – A merchant of Syracuse – father of the Antipholus twins

  • Emilia – Antipholus' lost mother – wife to Egeon

  • Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse – twin brothers, sons of Egeon and Emilia

  • Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse – twin brothers, bondmen, each serving his respective Antipholus

  • Adriana – wife of Antipholus of Ephesus

  • Luciana – Adriana's sister, love interest of Antipholus of Syracuse

  • Nell/Luce – kitchen wench/maid to Adriana, Wife of Dromio of Ephesus (voice only)

  • Angelo – a goldsmith

  • Courtesan

  • First merchant – friend to Antipholus of Syracuse

  • Second merchant – to whom Angelo is in debt

  • Doctor Pinch – a conjuring schoolmaster

  • Officer

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