Saratoga Shakespeare Co 2019 season - Saratoga Springs, NY EPA (03.30.19)

Saratoga Shakespeare Co 2019 season - Saratoga Springs, NY EPA (03.30.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Saratoga Shakespeare Company
Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Equity SPT 5 approval pending for King Lear and SPT 2 approval pending for The Tempest.

The following people will be at the audition:
Artistic Director: Lary Opitz
Executive Director: Barbara Opitz
Director of King Lear: Wesley Broulik
Director of The Tempest: Marcus Fuller

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

The company is celebrating its nineteenth summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

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 in the upcoming 2019 Summer Season:


All roles are open (except where noted).

We are seeking male and female performers of all ages, genders and ethnicities to perform all roles, and performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identification are strongly encouraged to audition. Actors must move well, be physically fit and have the ability and a facility to play multiple distinctive characters. Singing, dancing, stage combat, and/or the ability to play an instrument is a plus, but not a requirement.


2019 Summer Season:

Shakespeare’s KING LEAR
directed by Wesley Broulik.
1st reh: July 1st
Runs: July 23rd – August 3rd (6:00pm start time for all performances).

Seeking a diverse cast for a vibrant, outdoor production. (Unless noted- the roles are non-age or gender specific)

King Lear (cast)

Earl of Gloucester
Male, 50-65. A trusted advisor and friend to Lear. He is honest, but has been somewhat reckless in his youth, having Edmund as an illegitimate son. He mistakenly trusts Edmund rather than his older son, Edgar.
All Ethnicities.

Earl of Kent
Male, 40-60. Lear’s always faithful and devoted advisor. He will do anything for the king. He is honest, practical, and straight-forward. When banished by Lear he disguises himself and continues to serve. All Ethnicities.

Male, 25-35. Lear’s honest and compassionate legitimate son. He loves his father and will always do what is right. He disguises himself as the seemingly mad Poor Tom.
All Ethnicities.

Male, 25-35. Lear’s illegitimate son. He hates his slightly older brother, Edgar, for being the inheritor of his father’s title and wealth. He schemes to destroy Edgar and his father. Always self-serving, he woos both Goneril and Regan and plays them against one another. In the end he repents.
All Ethnicities.

Lear’s eldest daughter. Female, 30-45. She is ambitious and will do anything to gain what she wants. All Ethnicities

Lear’s second-eldest daughter. Female, 30-45. She is vicious and sadistic and ambitious and will do whatever it takes to destroy anyone who crosses her.
All Ethnicities

Lear’s youngest daughter. Female, 20-35. She loves her father, but has too much integrity to play his games. She has great moral strength.
All Ethnicities

Lear’s Fool
Male or Female, 30-60. A melancholy dedicated foil for Lear who loves him, but who will always tell him the truth.
All Ethnicities.

Male, 25-45. Servant to Goneril. He is a sycophant and a toady. All Ethncities.


Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST
directed by Marcus Fuller
1st reh: July 1, 2019.
Runs: Performs: July 19th (2:00 pm and 5:00pm) and July 20th (11:00 am).

The Tempest Cast: There will be double and multi role casting.

Seeking a diverse cast for a theatrical and physically demanding outdoor production. (Unless noted- the roles are non-age or gender specific)

Character actors that move well and are musical are encouraged to audition.

PROSPERO — Former Duke of Milan, now a magician on a Mediterranean island.

MIRANDA — Prospero’s daughter.

ALONSO — King of Naples, respects Prosper

ARIEL — A spirit, servant to Prospero

CALIBAN — An inhabitant of the island, servant to Prospero

FERDINAND —Prince of Naples, Alonso’s son

ANTONIO — Duke of Milan and Prospero’s brother, hates and envies Prospero.

SEBASTIAN — Alonso’s brother, seeks to seize Alonzo’s throne.

TRINCULO — Servant to Alonso.

STEPHANO — Jester to Alonso.

GONZALO — Councilor to Alonso and friend to Prospero


For an audition appointment, please contact Linda Bertrand at or 518-306-5931 (If necessary please leave your name and a call back number)



Audition Information


Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632

Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (JKB) rehearsal studio A (2ndFl).

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

No scheduled lunch break


Actors should prepare two Shakespearean monologues at least one of which should be comic (two minutes total) and should bring their headshots and résumés to the auditions.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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