Taming of the Shrew

Tol and Smol Theatre Productions

About the project and the company

In a modern take on this Shakespeare classic, Katherine Minola faces criticism and backlash from their family and neighbors because they do not adhere to the “traditional male view of femininity” and is know as the Shrew. Enter Petruchio, the “traditional male”, whose cocky nature leads him to believe he is the man who can make a traditional woman out of Katherine. Will he tame Katherine or will they tame him?

Location of Audition

Dukesbay Theatre, 508 S 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Other details

Auditions are in August, but the project does not begin rehearsals until December 10th, 2019.

Audition requirements

Please prepare a 2 minute comedic Shakespeare monologue or slam poem. (As well as, it should be known even though auditions are in August, we will not start the rehearsal process until December 10th, 2019)

Character breakdown / Project needs
We are encouraging actors of all ethnicities and genders to audition. We are considering all ethnicities for all roles
Christopher Sly
Male, 40-late 50s'. A ego-driven, damanding, entitlted man who believes he is charming, when really he's just an ass.
Male or Female, late 30's-early 50's. A very loving parent but incredibly absent minded
Male, Female, or Afab Non-Binary, late teens-mid 20's. A jovial stoner who lives in their own world and takes everything one joint at a time. Humorous and loveable.
Male, Trans Male, or Female, mid teens-late teens. The brains of the operation, the dry-humoured one, and best friends with Lucentio.
Male or Trans Male, mid teens. Sibling to Petruchio, a sweet natured smart ass
Male, late 40's-late 50's. A protective and loving, single parent to Kate and Bianca. Wants nothing but the best for his children but can be a bit naive.
Afab Non-binary or Female, mid 20's-early 30's. A strong, capable, take-no-shit woman/person. Confident, striking, and filled with sass and awesome comebacks.
Female, mid teens-late teens. Sister to Katherine, young and wanting to break free from her sheltered home to experience more of life and relationships.
Male, late teens-mid 20's. Suitor to Katherine. Very shallow and a bit controlling. Dark-humored, full of sarcasm, and believes he can tame Kate and win her/them over.
Male, late 20's-mid 30's. Creepily older suitor to Bianca. A guy that lives in his college glory days and believes he's mighty and beautiful.
Male, late teens-mid 20's. Suitor to Bianca. Adorable, charming, but has motives that are not so adorable and cute.
Female or Male, late teens. Deeply in lust with Bianca. Young, happy-go-lucky, an extroverted introvert.
A Pedant
Any gender/non-gendered folks, late 30's-early 50's.
Female or Trans Woman, late 30's-mid 40's. Assertive, confident, will drink you under the table and kick your butt! Takes no crap, direct, and blunt.
The Lord
Male or Trans Male, early 20's-early 30's. Charming, witty, and charismatic.
Male or Trans Male, mid teens. Friend to the Lord, will also play Grumio, possibility of heavy makeup for this role.
Any gender/non-gendered folks mid 30's-early 50's. Assistant to the lord (this character will replace the traditional roles of the First and Second Huntsman and will also be doubled with Pedant)
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

August 18th and 19th 6:30pm-9:30pm. Please email for a time slot.

Pay type


Audition location

Tacoma WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

August 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract