Shakespeare – NYC Appointments

Capital Repertory Theatre
Albany, NY

Job Details


Notice: Submission

LORT Non-Rep
LORT D ($696/week AEA Minimum) + pension/health + travel/housing

Artistic Director: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Director: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Playwright: Lee Hall
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

1st Rehearsal: March 12, 2019
1st Preview: April 5, 2019
Opening: April 9, 2019
Closing: May 12, 2019

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 submit.

Submissions from AEA members only for 2 roles. See breakdown.


Will Shakespeare has writers block. Aided by his friend, Kit Marlowe and his company of ragtag players, he begins a new play called Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. As producers Henslowe and Fennyman pressure the young Bard to finish the play, Will meets a young man, perfect for the role of Romeo – but he turns out to be a she, Viola – his muse and true love. Inspired, Will and Viola become the star-crossed lovers of his masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet. This rich and bawdy play brings stage and backstage to life in a play-within-a-play style, where all actors are part of a “company of players,” most actors play multiple parts, sing, dance and engage in stage combat (some sword play, some brawling).

Seeking a diverse company of actors who are well-versed in Shakespearean language, physically dexterous and comedic.

NOTE: Actors with animal sensitivities: There is a dog in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The dog will be

present on and off stage. All actors will come in contact with the dog. Doubling assignments may change based on actors cast.


Will Shakespeare/Ensemble (Male. Open ethnicity). Late 20s-mid 30s. Shakespeare is smart, sexy, charismatic, and earthy but capable of great romance. He is desperate to find his muse again. Seeking an actor who is very physical, facile with language, and skilled in stage combat.

Lord Wessex/Ensemble (Male. Open ethnicity). Late 20s-mid 40s. He is a nobleman with a title but no money. He embodies his high status and breeding. He is full of himself, priggish, steeped in the conventional, and domineering. He is used to getting his own way and is engaged to Viola for her dowry. He is jealous and hot-headed. Actors must be athletic and must have experience in sword play.

For consideration, email (or mail) picture and resume ASAP.

[email protected]

Stephanie Klapper Casting
330 West 38th Street, Suite 1402
New York, NY 10018

NYC Appointment Only Auditions: February 8, 2019