Davis Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season – Berkeley EPA (01.27.19)
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble
Call Type: EPA
Minimum – $425/wk
Rob Salas – Artistic Director
The Tenth Muse & A Gentleman’s Guide (run in repertory): First rehearsal, May 7. Shows run June 20 to August 4,
As You Like It: First rehearsal, August 20. Show runs Sep 18 to Oct 13, 2019.
Video audition submissions accepted thru February 8 via e-mail at [email protected]
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Actors for the 2019 Davis Shakespeare Festival, featuring The Tenth Muse, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,
and The Comedy of Errors.
THE TENTH MUSE
JESUSA: A 19-year-old Mestiza (half Spanish/half Indigenous) girl who grew up as a servant. Sparkly, charming. Bright.
TOMASITA: A 20-year-old Nahua Indian. An observer. A survivor. So smart.
MANUELA: The 18-year-old daughter of a well-off Peninsular (Spaniard-born landowner). A brat. Thinks very highly of herself.
SOR RUFINA: 40’s-50’s. A Criolla (full Spanish-descent) nun. Grouchy.
SOR FILOMENA: 40’s-50’s. Spanish born nun. Big, jolly cook. A bit of a drunk.
SOR ISABEL: Early 40’s. A bad-ass, forward-thinking Criolla nun. But since it’s 1715, she’s caged. And going blind.
MOTHER SUPERIOR: 60’s–70’s, Spanish born. Terrifying.
VARIOUS OTHER NUNS
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
MONTAGUE “MONTY” NAVARRO: 30’s. Baritenor. Effortlessly charming and clever.
THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY: 30’s-50’s One comic actor who can play a full range of farcical characters. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but one who can deliver musical comedy with gusto.
SIBELLA HALLWARD: 20’s-30’s. Mezzo-soprano. A flirtatious, narcissistic social climber with a big heart.
PHOEBE D’YSQUITH: 20’s-30’s. Coloratura soprano. Virtuous romantic with a bite.
MISS SHINGLE: 50’s-60’s. Mezzo-soprano. A Cockney governess. Hilarious.
VARIOUS CHORUS ROLES: 6-8 actors to be in the chorus as well as multiple ensemble roles, including Tour Guide, Miss Evangeline Barley, Tom Copley, Lady Eugenia D’Ysquith, Chief Inspector Pickney, and Magistrate.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
All roles available. Open to all genders for all characters.
Online appointment sign-up: www.shakespearedavis.org/audition/
Questions? E-mail [email protected]
1201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
Sunday, January 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
The Tenth Muse: 1 one-minute contemporary monologue. The Comedy of Errors: 1 one-minute verse monologue. A Gentleman’s Guide…: Above plus 16 bars of a song. Please bring music (accompanist provided).
Minors must be accompanied by an adult