Casting Actors for Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

(re)discover theatre is currently seeking four actors of various gender identities (21 or older) for the fifth annual cast of 'Fifty Shades of Shakespeare' directed by Lexi Saunders. We are seeking an inclusive cast featuring folx of all body types, abilities, gender identities, and ethnicities..

In "Fifty Shades of Shakespeare”, we take 12 of Shakespeare's sexiest scenes and 4 actors learn all the roles in every scene. Then, at the top of the night the audience draws straws to see which actor will play each role. These characters will be expressed with the gender identity of the actor portraying them. This show is not a play on binaries or “gender-flipping”. The show produces a playful breakdown of gender stereotypes and sparks enthusiastic conversation around sexuality. We are looking for actors with great classical text work and comfort with minimal improvisation. The show will include staged intimacy and choreographed removal of top layers, mainly shirts to reveal under layers. None of this will be required in auditions but will be developed and discussed throughout the process with an intimacy designer, based on the actors' comfort levels. 

These are stipend positions.  


Time Commitment: 

Rehearsal: Dec. 3-12 and January 2 - 25; Mon - Thus. 6:30-10:30pm and Sun 5-9pm

Tech: January 29-31 6-11pm

Performances: February 3-27 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm + Wed. Feb 14 at 7:30pm


Material To Prepare: 

Auditions will consist of sides that will be provided and prepared in advance. 


Contact Info: 

For submissions please e-mail a headshot and resume along with any time constraints for auditions on Thursday 11/16 6-10:30pm (Callbacks Sunday 11/19 6-10:30pm)


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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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United States