Barefoot Shakespeare Company
New York, NY
Barefoot Shakespeare Company is seeking non-union actors for William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.
Titus Andronicus: The Unmaking of Man. Rome 1395. Fresh off a victory against the Goths, General Titus is thrust into the spotlight as Rome finds itself in need of a new emperor. Betrayal, villainy and chaos reign supreme as we see the unmaking of the once honorable and militant Titus. Revenge is a dish best served…with wine. Presented, free of charge, at Summit Rock, Central Park.
Robert Aronowitz, Director
Emily Asbury, Assitant Director
Blaire O'Leary, Casting Director
Thursday, June 1: 6pm
Friday, June 2: 6pm
Saturday, June 3: 4pm
Thursday, June 8: 6pm
Friday, June 9: 6pm
Saturday, June 10: 4pm
Sunday, June 11: 4pm
Rehearsals run April 15, 2023 - June 11, 2023. Actors must be available Memorial Day Weekend.
Titus Andronicus - 25-50. Any Ethnicity. He/Him. Proud Roman general who becomes caught in a cycle of violence and revenge that ultimately leads to his downfall.
Marcus Andronicus - 25-40. Any Ethnicity. She/Her and/or They/Them. Titus' sibling. Rational, wise, and empathetic, Marcus is a stabilizing force, often acting as an advisor to Titus.
Aaron - 25-45. Black. He/Him. Cunning, deceitful, and unapologetically ambitious, Aaron uses his intellect and charm to gain power and influence. Tamora's lover.
Lavinia/Alarbus - 20s. Any Ethnicity. She/Her. Titus' daughter who becomes a victim of horrific violence that leaves her unable to communicate verbally. Doubles as Alarbus, Tamora’s child who is sacrificed by Titus at the top of the play.
Saturninus - 25-45. Asian/Indigenous/Latine/White. He/Him. The new emperor of Rome who becomes embroiled in a power struggle with Titus and his family. Initially regal and pompous, as his reign progresses he descends into madness and brutality.
Demetris - 20s. Any Ethnicity. Any gender or pronouns. One of Tamora’s vicious and sadistic children.
Chiron - 20s. Any Ethnicity. Any gender or pronouns. One of Tamora’s vicious and sadistic children.
Lucius - 25-45. Person of the Global Majority. He/Him and/or They/Them. Titus' surviving child who leads a rebellion against the corrupt reign of Saturninus in Rome.
Bassianus/Third Goth - 25-35. Person of the Global Majority. He/Him and/or They/Them. Saturninus' sibling and rival; a good-natured and honorable man whose hatred for Tamora and Aaron leads to his being murdered and tossed into a pit. Also, a member of the Goth army aligned with Lucius.
Quintus/First Goth - 25-35. Person of the Global Majority. He/Him. One of Titus’ children as well as a leader within Lucius’ rebellion.
Martius/Nurse/Second Goth - 30-50. White. She/Her and/or They/Them. One of Titus’ children. The nurse who delivers Tamora and Aaron’s child. A member of the Goth army aligned with Lucius.
Mutius/Aemilius - 25-45. Person of the Global Majority. He/Him and/or They/Them. One of Titus’ children. A messenger and member of Saturninus’ court.
Tamora - ALREADY CAST - 30s. White. She/Her. Vengeful queen of the Goths. Mother of Chiron and Demetrius.
Apr 15, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
$250.00 – $250.00 per gig