Present Shame & Further Woe - Performer / Musician / Dancer Auditions

Present Shame & Further Woe - Performer / Musician / Dancer Auditions

CATEGORY: Performer

Target Margin Theater
Brooklyn, NY

Job Details



Present Shame and Further Woe – Auditions


Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Auditions by appointment only!

Email a headshot / resume to to schedule an audition.


Non-Union: $2,000 fee. Flexible schedule.


We are seeking performers / musicians / dancers of South Asian or MENASA descent, fluent in Urdu and/or other South Asian dialects. Performers should be comfortable with Shakespearian language and confident using it. The music of the show will be played and sung by the ensemble, which will include actors as well as musicians familiar with South Asian Classical music traditions / instrumentation.


Performers please prepare a short (two minute) monologue by William Shakespeare.

If asked, performers who sing should be prepared with a short song and/or raga. An electronic tanpura will be available.

If asked, performers who play violin / veena / oboe / nagasvaram / tabla / percussion (and other instruments associated with South Asian Classical music) should be prepared with 30 seconds of material played on their own instrument.

If asked, performers with dance training should be prepared with a one minute movement piece in a style they love. An improvised piece is also fine if they prefer.

Bring picture and resume.


Target Margin Theater

232 52nd Street

Brooklyn, NY 12220


Artistic Director: David Herskovits

Director / Writer: Moe Yousuf

Composer: Brian Lawlor

First rehearsal: March 30, 2020

First performance: April 30, 2020

Final Performance: May 17, 2020


Potential Workshop Dates:

February 17 – 29, 2020

March 16 – 22, 2020


Target Margin Theater is aggressively inclusive. We seek actors of all sexes, sexualities, ages, physical abilities, and categories. Experience with classical drama is helpful. We are an experimental theater company and actors must be comfortable with unorthodox approaches and unusual treatment of text. We seek actors who are comfortable trying things without knowing why.


Present Shame and Further Woe: is a movement / music performance for bagpipes with text from Shakespeare. It is an exploration of South Asian anglophilian nostalgia for the former British Empire, its traditions and subcultures and examines the relationship between the writing of Shakespeare and the founder and first president of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (who himself was a Shakespearian actor).

We are seeking five performers / musicians / movers who will share text and play / sing all the music in the show.  



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