Coriolanus - NYC EPA

Coriolanus - NYC EPA

CATEGORY: Performer

New York Shakespeare Festival
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B contract ($941/week)

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Attended by Public Theater Casting Office (Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths, Kate Murray, Chalin Tulyathan, Danica Rodriguez, and/or Claire Yenson)

1st Rehearsal: 6/3/19
1st Performance: 7/16/19
Closing: 8/11/19
The Public Theater/Delacorte

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for various roles.

We are committed to inclusive casting for all roles and as such we are seeking actors of all races, ethnicities, cultures, and abilities. All actors must have a STRONG command of classical text.

Both the PSM and ASM positions have been filled at this time.


Late 30’s-50. Male. Proud. Immensely charismatic. A fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with their leaders. His temperament is unsuited for popular leadership and when he is quickly deposed, he aligns himself to set matters straight according to his own will. When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius. Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city. A role for a dynamic leading actor with enormous language skills and emotional range.

60’s+ Female. Roman. Mother to Coriolanus. Steely. Powerful. Proud. Persuasive. She values bravery and honor before all else and constantly urges her son towards aggression. She has enormous power and influence in his military, political and domestic life and knows it. A consummate matriarch. A role for a leading actress with great command of classical text who is equal parts loving and a dominant authoritative figure.

Late 30’s – 40’s. Male. General of the Volscians. He has spent years fighting and losing to Coriolanus and wants more than ever to bring him down. He is in every way a match for Coriolanus; physically imposing, skillful, courageous, a determined warrior. Mentally and physically, he is a killing machine.

50’s-60’s. Male. Roman. A politician and patrician who has always been loved by the common people. Humorist. Extrovert. Zealous in his advice. Someone grown enough to feel like a surrogate parental figure to Coriolanus but still fit and physically capable enough for it to be believable that they have fought in battles together at some time. A role for an actor with great command of classical text and access to great humor.

50’s-60’s. Any gender. Fit. Roman generals who fight with Coriolanus against the Volscians. Strong in both spirit and appearance, these are career military people of aristocratic birth.

30’s-40’s. Any gender. Romans. Tribunes of the people. Ambitious. Tough. Manipulative. Discontented with Coriolanus’ dealings with the people, they conspire, as their leaders, to bring on his demise.

30’s. Female. Wife to Coriolanus. Devoted, serious, unsure, frightened of the war. Not frail but not quite strong enough to be a great warrior’s wife.

30’s. Female. Friend to Virgilia. Talkative. Extrovert. Tries to alleviate and distract Virgilia from her concern and serious demeanor with conversation, wit and activity.

30’s -40’s. Any gender. We are looking for an ensemble of actors with STRONG command of classical text (to possibly play smaller speaking roles and understudy principal roles) as well as developed stage combat skills.



Audition Information


Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504

12th floor

Monday, February 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30


Please prepare one SHORT (no more than two minutes in length) Shakespeare monologue. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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