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AUDITIONS for GERTRUDE, QUEEN OF DENMARK by Robert Michael Morris
Mon. & Tues., June 15 & 16, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A compelling take on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” the play covers the same timeframe, but from the point of view of his mother, Gertrude. Haunted by dreams of her dead husband – or is it his ghost? – Gertrude struggles with accusations of adultery and a deeply tormented son. This production will be presented at Dramashop, in partnership with Gannon University’s Shakespeare Summer Nights. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 30, 31, August 1, 6, 7 & 8, 2015 @ 8pm, with $5 general admission. Part of Dramashop’s 2014-15 Studio Series. Directed by Almitra Clerkin.
All who audition will be asked to perform a cold reading provided upon arrival. Prepared monologues are also welcome but not required. You will also need to fill out a conflict sheet indicating your availability for rehearsal starting June 21.
No experience necessary. All roles available. Character ages below are approximate and roles will be cast according to the director’s vision.
MATILDE, Gertrude’s nurse, 61
SIGRID, Gertrude’s Lady-in-Waiting, 30
GWELF, Stable boy, 16
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, 36
OPHELIA, daugher of Polonius, 17
HAMLET, Prince of Denmark, 20
MARCUS, Servant, 15
GHOST OF OLD HAMLET, 60
CLAUDIUS, current King, 50
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