KELSEY CASTING CALL: Shakespeare 70’s “The Winter’s Tale”

AUDITION NOTICE: The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare ’70 will be holding open auditions for their June production of The Winter’s Tale at the Kelsey Theatre, on the campus at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ.
Performance dates are June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21, 2015.  Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoon performances are at 2:00pm.

Tragic, romantic, hilarious, and uplifting, this genre-bending masterpiece is one of Shakespeare’s most elegant and haunting plays. This beautiful and magical classic celebrates redemption, reconciliation, and the mending of broken hearts. The story follows a young king in Sicilia and the family he shatters in his youth, and then follows his amazing tale to sixteen years later, including a countryside romance within the joyful fields of Bohemia.  Princes and princesses, disguised identities, jealous kings, oracles, pickpockets, and one ravenous bear that has made Shakespearean history!
Company: Shakespeare ’70
Director/Producer: John F. Erath, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Janet Quartarone
Stage Manager: Lili Daniel
Set Design and Tech Direction: Dale Simon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – 7:00-9:30 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 – 11:00 AM-2:00PM
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis.
Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. For maps and directions, please visit
Questions or comments can be emailed to
Please prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue.  Sides are also available at the Facebook event page if preferred.  Additional readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition if needed.
The read through will be in mid to late April, and rehearsals will begin directly following.  We will rehearse two to three nights a week and Sunday afternoons.  Please let us know about ALL potential conflicts between April 10 and June 22, 2015.
All age ranges are flexible, and Shakespeare ’70 is interested in seeing all actors regardless of age or gender for future casting within the company.
Leontes – The King of Sicily, and the childhood friend of the Bohemian King Polixenes. *ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST*
Hermione – The virtuous and beautiful Queen of Sicily. *ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST*
Camillo – An honest Sicilian nobleman.
Paulina – A noblewoman of Sicily.
Antigonus – Paulina’s husband, and also a loyal friend of Hermione.
Dion – A lord of Sicily.
Cleomenes – A Sicilian lord.
Mamillius – The young prince of Sicily, Leontes and Hermione’s son.
Emilia – One of Hermione’s ladies-in-waiting.
Jailer – Charged with imprisoning Hermione.
Mariner – His ship takes Antigonus to Bohemia.
Polixenes – The King of Bohemia, and Leontes’s boyhood friend.
Florizel – Polixenes’s only son and heir.
Perdita – The daughter of Leontes and Hermione, unaware of her royal lineage.
Shepherd – An old and honorable sheep-tender.
Clown – or Young Shepherd, the Old Shepherd’s buffoonish son, and Perdita’s adopted brother.
Autolycus – A roguish peddler, vagabond, and pickpocket.
Mopsa – A shepherdess, in love with Young Shepherd.
Dorcas – A shepherdess, in love with Young Shepherd.
Archidamus – A lord of Bohemia, visiting Sicilia with his king.
Lords, servants, gentlemen, ladies in Sicilia
Shepherds, shepherdesses, servants in Bohemia
For more audition information, including the audition forms and sides, please CLICK HERE!

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