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Auditions for Women Playing Hamlet

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Playhouse South presents: Women Playing Hamlet


When: 7pm – 10pm, July 18th & 19th – possible callbacks on the 20th (Cast list will be announced on the 21st, providing that all actors have accepted their roles.)
Where: 3750 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429

Performance Dates: September 15-16, 22-23 at 8pm & 17, 24 at 2pm

Director: Jordan Eechaute-Lopez
Assistant Director: Tim Madden
Stage Manager: Aaron Eechaute-Lopez

Hamlet’s a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn’t help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young for the role. Or that she’s somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she’s a woman. How can Jessica figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself?

Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles

Jessica – Late 20s, an actress, quirky, smart

Gwen – Female acting coach
Humanities Professor – male, overconfident
Ghost – male, Hamlet’s father
Starbucks Actress – Female, works at Starbucks
Priest – Male, Catholic, celibate
Bicycle Messenger – male, streetwise and hip
Emily Ostergaard – Female, Jessica’s computer-geek niece
Barfly – Female, alcoholic
Home Shopping Network Model – Female, bubbly
Rosy – Female, a young soap-opera starlet

Lord Derby – Male, English Shakespeare scholar
Minnesota Mother – Female, Jessica’s mother
Male Psychiatrist – Male, a Jewish Freudian psychiatrist
Bartender, Male, rough, tough, and tattooed
Home Shopping Network Hostess – Female, bubbly
Gilda – Female, grande dame soap-opera star and stroke victim
Gravedigger – Male, a Cockney pun-master
Stage Manager – Female

Each actress chosen to perform will play multiple roles, except Jessica. This includes performing as males in reflection of Shakespeare’s original tradition of males performing all roles.

Please prepare to perform cold readings and test your improv skills with improv games or tasks. We will also be studying your Minnesotan and Cockney accents.

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July 18 @ 7:00 pm
July 20 @ 9:00 pm
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Playhouse South: A Community Theatre
3750 Far Hills Ave
Kettering, OH 45429 United States