Show: SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD
Theater: DCP THEATRE
Theater Website: http://www.dcptheatre.com
Theater Phone: (215) 234-0966
Start date of auditions: 04/07/2019
Auditions for “Shakespeare In Hollywood” at dcp Theatre, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA will be held April 7 and 8 at 7:30 PM. (Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and fill out paperwork)
Due to some mature content, only ages 18+ will be considered. No appointment needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script – though prepared monologues are accepted and encouraged. If you cannot attend the audition days but wish to audition, please contact the director, Emily Addis at firstname.lastname@example.org, for accommodations.
All roles are non-union and non-paid. Headshot and resume appreciated, but not required.
One could hardly call this a typical Shakespeare play. Cameras are rolling on the 1930’s Hollywood set of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream. Actors are in place and German director, Max Reinhardt, is barking direction at them. During the commotion, who should appear on scene but Shakespeare’s very own characters, Oberon and Puck! The film actors not only find themselves switching in and out of scenes with the jesters, but also discover that the real Puck has found a way to utilize his love potion! What else will this otherworldly encounter have in store for them?
Age ranges are a suggestion. Due to some mature content, only 18+ will be considered.
OBERON (Male 30s-50s) – The actual Oberon, King of the Fairies
PUCK (flexible gender – should seem young) – Oberon’s spritely servant and maker of mischief
JACK WARNER (Male 40s-60s) – Head of Warner Bros. Studio
MAX REINHARDT (Male 50s-60s) – German/Jewish director, escaping Nazi persecution – must be able to speak with a German accent
DARYL (Male – flexible age) – The studio “Yes man”
OLIVIA DARNELL (Female 20s-30s) – Playing “Hermia” in her first movie role; sweet and a bit naive
LYDIA LANSING (Female 20s-30s) – Starlet with serious acting aspirations, but not the acting talent to back it up; girlfriend to Jack Warner; playing “Helena” in the film – would prefer a “whiny show-girl voice” (think Adelaide in Guys & Dolls or Lena in Singing in the Rain)
LOUELLA PARSONS (Female 40s-60s) – Famed gossip columnist
DICK POWELL (Male 20s-30s) – Hollywood leading man cast as “Lysander” in the film
WILL HAYS (Male 40s-60s) – Self-important and narcissistic Hollywood censor (may double as one of Jack Warner’s brothers and/or a walk-on character)
JIMMY CAGNEY (Male 20s-30s) – Hollywood tough guy cast as “Bottom” in the film – **not looking for a James Cagney impersonator as long as the ‘flavor’ is there (may double as one of Jack Warner’s brothers and/or a walk-on character)
JOE E. BROWN (Male 30s-50s) – Actor cast as “Thisbe” in film (may double as one of Jack Warner’s brothers and/or a walk-on character)
THE ENSEMBLE – There are speaking and non-speaking ensemble roles. As listed above, some roles may be doubled to cover these roles.