audition for Oklahoma Shakespeare

Be a part of our 35th season of excellence. Situated in the picturesque Paseo Arts District, with a summer show in the beautiful Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma Shakespeare is looking to fill a wide-range of acting and technical positions this season. Sign up on our mailing list to be notified of audition details and future job opportunities.

the comedy of errors, by William Shakespeare

director, D. LANCE MARSH

Performance Dates: June 6 – 29, 2019

Performance Venue: Myriad Gardens Water Stage

Auditions: March 23, Generals | March 24, Callbacks from 1pm - 4pm (invite only)

Audition Location: Oklahoma Shakespeare on the Paseo | 2920 Paseo, OKC 73103

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Dromio of Ephesus | Male any age | High energy, low intelligence, a well-beaten servant, a twin

Dromio of Syracuse | Male any age | High energy, low intelligence, a well-beaten servant, a twin

Antipholus of Ephesus | Male any age | A bit macho, a twin

Antipholus of Syracuse | Male any age | A lover, a twin

Adriana | Female any age | Strong, confident, put-upon wife

Luciana | Female 20s | a younger sister, a bit confused, a lover

Solinus, Duke (or Duchess) of Ephesus | Male or Female 30-50+ | powerful, compassionate, no nonsense

Egeon | Male 30-50+ | Lovable, pitiable

Emilia/Dr. Pinch/Servant | Female 30-50+ | powerful, funny, can be a little crazy

Courtesan/2nd Merchant | Female any age, alluring

Balthasar/1st Merchant | Female any age

Jailor/Angelo | Male any age

The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson


Performances: August 8 – 31, 2019

Performance Venue: Shakespeare on the Paseo

Auditions: April 6, Generals | April 7, Callbacks

Audition Location: Oklahoma Shakespeare on the Paseo | 2920 Paseo, OKC 73103

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Breakdown for The Book of Will

Casting should be diverse. Shakespeare is for everyone. Oklahoma Shakespeare strongly encourages actors of all types, ethnicity, & mobility to audition.

If you play an instrument please bring it to the auditions and share a brief song (no more than 2 minutes)

Doubling for 10 Actors

1—Henry Condell

2—John Heminges

3—Richard Burbage / William Jaggard / Horatio

4—Elizabeth Condell / Emilia Bassano Lanier / Fruit Seller / Marcellus

5—Rebecca Heminges / Anne Hathaway Shakespeare

6—Ralph Crane / Barman / Compositor / Francisco

7—Alice Heminges / Susannah Shakespeare

8—Ed Knight / Isaac Jaggard

9—Marcus / Boy Hamlet / Crier / Bernardo

10—Ben Jonson / Barman 2 / Sir Edward Dering

Character Descriptions

Henry Condell | 40's; feisty, hopeful friend and actor in the King’s Men.

John Heminges | 50's; reasonable friend and financial manager of the King’s Men; owner of the Globe Tap House; a good man, a gentleman, if serious.

Richard Burbage | 50's; seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, loud and proud.

Alice Heminges | 35-40, John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone and hangs with the boys.

Boy Hamlet | Young actor. He's terrible at acting. But hilariously so.

Barman | Ruffian.

Barman 2 | Drunk.

Ben Jonson | Poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare. Amazing drunk. A bear of a man. Surprisingly weepy.

Elizabeth Condell | Henry’s wife, savvy and fun.

Rebecca Heminges | John’s wife, a good wife. Strong, busy with their grocery business, a woman who has weathered much but loves her husband and sons and God.

Ed Knight | “Stage manager” for the King’s Men, self-serious and particular.

Ralph Crane | Humble scrivener of the King’s Men. Quick, sure, quiet.

William Jaggard | Successful if shady publisher of books, plays, and playbills. He is confident in his ability to get what he wants. Very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. An ass.

Isaac Jaggard | William’s son, will inherit the business. Sensitive, an artist at heart.

Marcus | 20, printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, nosy but honest.

Compositor | Works for Jaggard, young.

Emilia Bassano Lanier | 50, fiery Italian feminist and poet, independent woman, lover of life (and of Shakespeare).

Anne Hathaway Shakespeare | 60's, Shakespeare’s now ailing wife. Strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.

Susannah Shakespeare | 30's, good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.

Crier | Newsboy.

Bernardo, Francisco | Actors playing those roles.

Sir Edward Dering | 60, book and theatre lover.


Fruit Seller


Audition Specifics

Bring one head shot and resume.

General calls require one 1-minute classical monologue.

Call-backs are invite-only and require reading from the script.

Audition FAQ

Only local hire actors will be considered, housing and transportation is unavailable.

We do not accept video submissions, at this time.

We do not hold separate AEA auditions. AEA & non-union actors are welcome to sign up for any posted and available audition slots

Non-union actors receive a small stipend.