Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for HAMLET

Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. and

Sunday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, directed by Olivia Wolfe, will be held at the Playhouse on Saturday, March 25th at 2pm and Sunday, March 26th at 6pm. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script (however, if you wish to preview the audition scenes, they are available here: https://hamletattlp2023.blogspot.com/…/audition-scenes…).

Characters to be cast include:

Prince Hamlet (18-30. Stubborn. Feels more deeply than is normal … or healthy. Has a macabre sense of humor. Strives for nobility, but finds himself deeply flawed.)

Horatio (18-30. A student. Studious, pragmatic, probably an atheist. Loves his friends deeply.)

King Claudius (35-50s. Charming and ambitious. Has never met an obstacle he couldn’t … deal with.)

Queen Gertrude (35-50s. Her actions present an enigma. Is she an idiot? Is she a martyr? These are choices we will look at as we get into the rehearsal process.)

Polonius (40-70s, the king’s chief courtier. Long-winded, pretentious, and nosy, but ultimately loveable. A devoted, if hovering, father.)

Laertes (15-40, Polonius ‘ son. Hotheaded but ultimately kind, a devoted son and brother.)

Ophelia (17-25, Polonius’ daughter. Loving, loyal, deeply family oriented. A teensy bit unstable. Probably runs in the family.)

Ghost. (a ghost. This audition post is spoiler free.)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlet’s childhood friends. They return to his life presenting an offer of comradery, but intending something quite different.)

Bernardo and Marcellus (Any age, castle guards.)

Osric and Lady in Waiting (Any age, courtiers.)

Gravediggers #1 and #2 (Any age, comic relief.)

Pirates #1 and #2 (Any age; #1 is a one-liner, #2 is non-speaking.)

First Player/Lucianus (The leader of a traveling theater company.)

Player Queen (an actor who plays the queen.)

Player King (an actor who plays the king.)

Priest (a priest. Non-speaking.)