Auditions for The Tempest

Auditions for The Tempest

King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of The Tempest, by William Shakespeare and directed by Steven Spencer.

The Play

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will.
When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Cast Requirements

Alonso, King of Naples* – able to play 50-60’s
Sebastian, his brother* – able to play 40-50’s
Prospero, the right Duke of Milan – male able to play 50-60’s
Antonio, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan – male able to play 40-50’s
Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples – able to play teens to 20’s
Gonzalo, an honest old councilor* – able to play 60’s
Caliban, a savage and deformed slave* – able to play 20’s-50’s
Trinculo, a jester* –able to play 30-50’s
Stephano, a drunken butler* – able to play 30-50’s
Boatswain* – able to play 20-30’s
Miranda, daughter to Prospero – able to play teens to 20’s
Ariel, an airy spirit* – able to play 20-50’s
Spirits – all ages, genders

All roles indicated with a * can be cross-cast for this show.


What - The Tempest auditions

Where - KT Arts Studio, 202-506 Days Road, Kingston

When - February 4th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm and February 5th 6:30-9:00 pm. Callbacks as required

Performance Details - May 16th-26th, 2018. Firehall Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON.

Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals will begin in late-March and will be held at the KT Arts Studio.

How to audition - Please visit our website to schedule an audition time. You can sign up here.

What to do - Show up at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition in order to sign in and fill out information form. Actors will be performing cold reads from the script, provided at the audition.

For questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to audition but are unavailable on the audition dates, please contact us to arrange other options for auditions.

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