2022 Summer Season: Shakespeare's HENRY V, HENRY VI, and RICHARD III

New Muses Theatre Company

About the project and the company

New Muses Theatre Company is pleased to announce a non-union general casting call for roles in our summer productions of Shakespeare’s WAR OF THE ROSES.

We are casting actors to join our repertory company to perform William Shakespeare’s HENRY V, HENRY VI, and RICHARD III at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma. Most actors will perform in multiple productions depending on the needs of the show and personal conflicts. Actors can indicate their availability on the audition form.

Each production will be filmed and released for on-demand streaming after the end of the live run.

We are requesting that all actors interested in this project please submit a 1-2 minute monologue via video in lieu of in-person auditions. Video auditions will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, May 7th. In-person callbacks will be scheduled for Monday, May 9th in Tacoma.

To audition:
1. Film a 1-2 minute classical monologue and upload to an online video service. (Unlisted YouTube videos are preferred.)
2. Email a headshot and resume to casting@newmuses.com
3. Fill out our digital audition form including a link to your video at https://forms.gle/kuDYCWTvmswLXtma6

We will be looking at all the video submissions together in one sitting on the morning of May 8th and inviting actors to callbacks via email. Please add casting@newmuses.com to your address book to avoid missing a callback email due to spam filters.

SCHEDULE:

William Shakespeare’s
HENRY V
First Rehearsal: May 11
Opening: June 10
Closing: June 24

William Shakespeare’s
HENRY VI
First Rehearsal: June 14
Opening: July 8
Closing: July 24

William Shakespeare’s
RICHARD III
First Rehearsal: July 12
Opening: August 12
Closing: August 28

Location of Audition

Tacoma, WA

Other details

Actors who previously submitted during our August 2021 general auditions or who have performed with New Muses within the last five years can update their availability through this form: https://forms.gle/rWwmjMH8E2vPXcUr5 rather than submitting new materials.

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Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition for roles in New Muses Theatre Company productions. Information given on age, gender, etc. is specific to the character as originally written; actors need not personally match the character in age, gender-identity, etc. to submit or be considered. All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity.

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Proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus is required to work on a New Muses Theatre Company production in any capacity through the end of the 2021-22 Season. To find a vaccination appointment in Washington State please visit https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.

"Vaccinated" is defined as an individual who has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual's final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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The vast majority of roles in this season can and will be gender-bent, actors of all gender identities are encouraged to submit for all roles that interest them. ALL roles are open to actors of any ethnicity. Actors of the global majority are especially encouraged to audition.

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ABOUT NEW MUSES:
Celebrating their thirteenth season, New Muses Theatre Company has produced works ranging from classics like THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HAMLET, and DOCTOR FAUSTUS to contemporary plays by Neil Labute, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Frayn. Dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience, New Muses balances their trademark re-interpretations of classic works with contemporary plays and challenging stories featured in the One-Night-Only staged reading series. New Muses is excited to continue residence in Tacoma's Dukesbay Theater for the entirety of the 2021-22 season.

Audition requirements

We are requesting that all actors interested in this project please submit a 1-2 minute monologue via video in lieu of in-person auditions. Video auditions will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, May 7th. In-person callbacks will be scheduled for Monday, May 9th in Tacoma. To audition: 1. Film a 1-2 minute classical monologue and upload to an online video service. (Unlisted YouTube videos are preferred.) 2. Email a headshot and resume to casting@newmuses.com 3. Fill out our digital audition form including a link to your video at https://forms.gle/kuDYCWTvmswLXtma6

Character breakdown / Project needs
Repertory Company
Due to the sheer quantity of roles throughout Shakespeare's history plays we have decided not to list the possible roles individually. Most actors will double in multiple roles in each show. Space is available on the audition form to list roles which are of personal interest (i.e. Pistol, Edward, Lady Anne, etc.)
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

URL

Audition/Interview dates

Video submission due by midnight on Saturday, May 7th

Pay type

Other

Audition location

Tacoma WA

Pay type

All actors and crew in each production will receive a share of net profit from ticket sales. All actors and crew in each production will receive a share of net profit from ticket sales.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

May 9 in Tacoma

Submission instructions

Please submit via our digital audition form at https://forms.gle/kuDYCWTvmswLXtma6

Union Requirements

Non-Union

Equity Contract

Non-Union