Auditions for Thalia's Umbrella's production of THE STANDBY LEAR, by John W. Lowell

Thalia's Umbrella

About the project and the company

Zoom auditions for Thalia’s Umbrella’s production of THE STANDBY LEAR, by John W. Lowell.


Backstage at a major regional theater production of KING LEAR. Backstage at a marriage. Backstage in a man’s brain.


First rehearsal February 28, 2023; open March 31; close April 15.

AEA SPT Tier 4 contract, $495/hr.  Non-AEA $19/hr.

Performances in the Studio at 12th Avenue Arts.

Location of Audition


Other details

This is an Equity Principal Audition. We will happily see non-AEA actors as time permits.

Audition requirements

Please prepare a short Shakespeare monologue. A side from the play will be emailed when you make an appointment.

Character breakdown / Project needs
AUGIE (M), 60s
A professional actor—a good one!—working as a standby for Lear at a major regional theater. Married to Anna. Having a crisis of confidence.
ANNA (F), 60ish
Also a (retired) professional actor—a good one! Married to Augie. Knows more than she (initially) lets on.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

December 5 and 6, 2022, 2-6pm

Pay type

Contract (union or other)

Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$495/wk $495/wk

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Email to schedule an appointment.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract

Equity (AEA)