Seeking actors with immediate availability for Falstaff and Quickly in HENRY IV

New Muses Theatre Company

About the project and the company

New Muses Theatre Company is seeking a non-union actor to immediately join the cast of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in the role of FALSTAFF. Actors of the global majority, female, and non-binary identifying actors are especially encouraged to submit for the role.

We are also seeking a non-union actor to fill the role of MISTRESS QUICKLY. (Ideally the actor playing QUICKLY would continue with the role into Henry V in January, but it is not a requirement to be considered.)

The production is currently in rehearsal for an October 8 opening at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma and all other roles have been cast.

To submit:
1. Email a headshot and resume to casting@newmuses.com
2. Fill out our digital audition form at https://forms.gle/rZKCbAdENAZpeTiD7

We will be reaching out as soon as possible to bring actors in to read and join the cast. Please add casting@newmuses.com to your address book to avoid missing a callback email due to spam filters.

Actors who submitted during our general auditions in August do not need to resubmit unless your availability has changed.

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.

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.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

FALSTAFF (Open to all genders and ethnicities, 30+) A large and physically imposing personality with quick comic wit, strong stage presence, and the ability to move. Some stage combat and physical comedy required. Heavy line load, strong memorization skills are required.

MISTRESS QUICKLY (F or NB, open to all ethnicities, 30+) A wry comic actor with strong stage presence and physical comedy skills.

SCHEDULE:

William Shakespeare’s
HENRY IV
Rehearsals: in progress
Opening: October 8
Closing: October 24

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

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.

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

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.

Location of Audition

The Dukesbay Theater (508 6th Ave, Tacoma)

Audition requirements

We will be reaching out to bring actors we are interested in to read as soon as possible. Please be prepared to cold-read from the script.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Falstaff
(Open to all genders and ethnicities, 30+) A large and physically imposing personality with quick comic wit, strong stage presence, and the ability to move. Some stage combat and physical comedy required. Heavy line load, strong memorization skills are required.
Mistress Quickly
(F or NB, open to all ethnicities, 30+) A wry comic actor with strong stage presence and physical comedy skills.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

URL

Audition/Interview dates

By appointment

Pay type

Other

Audition location

Tacoma WA

Pay type

Profit sharing Profit sharing

Submission instructions

https://forms.gle/rZKCbAdENAZpeTiD7

Union Requirements

Non-Union

Equity Contract

Non-Union