Auditions for Shakespeare in Love: the Play will be held at the Brelby Theatre Company on Feb 22 & 23 from 9am-12pm.
**To secure a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include a digital headshot and resume, and specify if you have special availability needs for your spot.**
Auditioners should prepare two monologues, one Shakespeare and one contemporary. (Your total audition should not exceed 2 minutes.)
Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday February 29th from 9am-12pm.
Video auditions will be accepted until February 20th.
(If you choose to submit a video, follow the audition requirements above and email your file to email@example.com)
Rehearsals: March 8 – April 9 (Sunday-Thurs from 6:30-10pm. Some Sundays from 2-8pm)
Performs: April 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 @ 7:30pm/ April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 @ 2:00pm.
Synopsis: Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
Will Shakespeare: Poet and playwright
Kit Marlowe: Will’s colleague, friend, and inspiration
THE ROSE THEATRE
Henslowe: Owner and manager of the Rose Theatre
Lambert and Frees: Fennyman’s accomplices and henchmen
Ralph: An actor who plays Nurse and Petruchio
Nol: An actor who plays Benvolio and Samson
Robin: An actor who plays Lady Capulet
Adam: An actor who plays Gregory, Benvolio, and Servingman
John Webster: A street urchin who aspires to be an actor
Wabash: A stammering actor and Henslowe’s tailor
THE ADMIRAL’S MEN
Ned Alleyn: The lead actor of the Admiral’s Men, plays Mercutio
Sam: An actor who plays Juliet
Peter: An actor who plays Tybalt
THE CHAMBERLAIN’S MEN
Burbage: The lead actor and owner of the Curtain Theatre
Dog: A trained animal that delights the Queen
Burbages Two Heavies
Mistress Quickly: Wardrobe mistress at Whitehall Palace
Edmund Tilney: The Lord Chamberlain
Queen Elizabeth I
THE DE LESSEPS HOUSE
Viola De Lesseps: A daughter who disguises herself as Thomas Kent to audition to be an actor
Nurse: Servant to Viola
Sir Robert De Lesseps: Viola’s father
Lord Wessex: A nobleman betrothed to Viola
Catling: A guard at De Lesseps Hall
Molly and Kate – whores at the tavern
Musicians – appear in various locales throughout