Non-Union Auditions for The Tempest

at St. Louis Shakespeare in St. Louis City, MO

St. Louis Shakespeare seeks a diverse cast for The Tempest. Roles are open to non-equity actors of all genders and races who are 18 yrs of age or older. Experience with drums, woodwind instruments, guitar, singing, stage movement and dance are all a plus, but not required. Certain roles (Ariel and Caliban) require athletic actors who move well.

General auditions for The Tempest will be held at the Regional Arts Commission (located on the Delmar Loop) on Monday, May 14th from 6:30pm – 10pm. Actor’s may choose to bring a prepared monologue (not to exceed 2 minutes) or perform a cold reading from the script (provided). Please bring a headshot, resume and a list of all conflicts from August – October with you. Any actors who have worked with SLS in recent seasons may go directly to Callbacks and skip the Generals. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment for Generals or Callbacks, please email: info@stlshakespeare.org

Callbacks will be on Sunday, May 20th from 11am – 3pm at the Regional Arts Commission.

All actors receive a stipend.

The Tempest
Directed by Patrick Siler
October 12th – 21st, 2018

  • Dates include two weekday student matinees on October 18th and 19th

Prospero, a sorcerer and the rightful Duke of Milan, dwells on an enchanted isle with his daughter, Miranda. Twelve years earlier, the duke’s brother, Antonio, and Alonso, the King of Naples, conspired to usurp his throne. They set Prospero and Miranda adrift in a boat, and they eventually found themselves marooned on the island. Prospero is served on his island by Ariel, a spirit who he freed from a tree with magic, and Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax. When magic reveals that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, Prospero summons a storm to wreck their ship. The survivors make it to shore in scattered groups. Among these is Ferdinand, the son of Alonso. He is lulled to Prospero’s abode by the singing of Ariel; there he meets Miranda, who is enthralled with the young prince…

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