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Folger Theatre 2018-2019 Season

Folger Theatre 2018-2019 Season
 

Folger Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season

Folger Theatre practices non-traditional casting. We encourage people of every race, color, culture, age, gender, physical disability, and sexual orientation to audition, EOE.
CAST – indicates a particular role has already been cast.

CONTRACT: LOA $588/week

PERSONNEL
Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin
Associate Artistic Producer: Beth Emelson
Casting: Eisenberg/Beans Casting

AUDITION SIDES:
KING JOHN:
King Philip – King Philip KING JOHN Folger Sides

King John – Eleanor KING JOHN Folger Sides

Queen Eleanor – King John KING JOHN Folger Sides

NELL GWYNN:
Hart NELL GWYNN Folger Sides

Charles NELL GWYNN Folger Sides

Nell NELL GWYNN Folger Sides
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Davenant’s MACBETH
by William Davenant
Director: Robert Richmond

Rehearsals Begin: August 7, 2018
Performances: September 4 – 23, 2018

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

MACBETH (30s-50s): Male. PRE-CAST.
LADY MACBETH (30s-40s): Female. PRE-CAST.
MACDUFF (30s-50s): Male.
LADY MACDUFF (30s-40s): Female. PRE-CAST.
BANQUO (30s-50s): Male.
KING DUNCAN (50s-60s): Male.
MALCOLM (20s-30s): Male.
SEYTON (30s-50s): Male or Female.
LENOX (30s-50s): Male.
DONALBAIN (30s-50s): Male.
FLEANCE (10-16): Male.
HECATE (30s-50s): Male. Needs to be a singer.
WITCHES (20s-50s): Male and Female. All need to be singers.
Additional roles of servants, messengers, lords, and soldiers to be doubled among the cast.
Total: Cast of 14
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KING JOHN
by William Shakespeare
Director: Aaron Posner

Rehearsals Begin: September 25, 2018
Performances: October 23 – December 2, 2018
Potential Extension Closing: December 9, 2018

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

KING JOHN (30s-50s): Male. King of England.
QUEEN ELEANOR (40s-60s): Female. King John’s mother.
BLANCHE (20s-30s): Female. King John’s Spanish neice.
PRINCE HENRY (20s-30s): Male. King John’s son.
CONSTANCE (30-40s): Female. Widow of King John’s elder brother.
ARTHUR (10-12): Male. Constance’s son.
KING PHILIP II (30s-50s): Male. King of France.
LOUIS THE DAUPHIN (20s-30s): Male. King Philip’s son.
DUKE OF AUSTRIA (30s-50s): Male.
CHATILLON (30s-60s): Male. Ambassador from France to King John.
CARDINAL PANDULPH (40s-60s): Male. Papal Legate.
LADY FAULCONBRIDGE (30s-40s): Female.
PHILIP, THE BASTARD (20s-30s): Male. Lady Faulconbridge’s son by King Richard I.
HUBERT (40s-60s): Male. Supporter of King John.
EARL OF PEMBROKE (30s-60s): Male. English nobleman.
EARL OF SALISBURY (30s-60s): Male. English nobleman.
Additional roles of attendants, lords, messengers, citizens, and soldiers to be doubled among the cast.
Total: Cast of 14
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NELL GWYNN
by Jessica Swale
Director: TBA

Rehearsals Begin: January 2, 2019
Performances: January 29 – March 10, 2019
Potential Extension Closing 1: March 17, 2019
Potential Extension Closing 2: March 24, 2019

NOTE: Roles may be doubled.

NELL GWYNN (20s-30s): Female.
ROSE GWYNN (20s-30s): Female. Nell’s sister.
NANCY (30s-60s): Female. Nell’s dresser and confidante.
OLD MA GWYNN (50s-60s): Female. Nell’s mother.
KING CHARLES II (30s-50s): Male.
LORD ARLINGTON (30s-50s): Male. King Charles’ advisor.
CHARLES HART (30s-40s): Male. Leading actor in the King’s Company.
THOMAS KILLIGREW (30s-50s): Male. Actor Manager of the King’s Company.
EDWARD KYNASTON (20s-40s): Male. Actor in the King’s Company.
JOHN DRYDEN (40s-60s): Male. Playwright.
NED SPIGGET (20s-30s): Male. Actor in the King’s Company.
LADY CASTLEMAINE (30s-40s): Female. King Charles’ mistress.
QUEEN CATHERINE (30s-40s). Female. King Charles’ wife.
LOUISE de KEROUALLE (20s-30s). Female. King Charles’ mistress.
Additional roles of attendants, servants, and musicians to be doubled among the cast.
Total: Cast of 13
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LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST
by William Shakespeare
Director: TBA

Rehearsals Begin: April 2, 2019
Performances: April 30 – June 9, 2019
Potential Extension Closing 1: June 16, 2019
Potential Extension Closing 2: June 23, 2019

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

FERDINAND, KING OF NAVARRE (30s-40s): Male.
BEROWNE (20s-30s): Male. Lord attending the King.
LONGAVILLE (20s-30s): Male. Lord attending the King.
DUMAINE (20s-30s): Male. Lord attending the King.
PRINCESS OF FRANCE (20s-30s): Female.
ROSALINE (20s-30s): Female. Lady attending the Princess.
MARIA (20s-30s): Female. Lady attending the Princess.
KATHERINE (20s-30s): Female. Lady attending the Princess.
BOYET (20s-30s): Male. Lord attending the Princess.
ARMADO (30s-50s). Male.
BOY (20s-30s): Male. Don Armado’s page.
JAQUENETTA (20s-30s): Female. The wench.
COSTARD (20s-40s): Male. The clown.
DULL (30s-50s): Male. The constable.
HOLOFERNES (40s-60s): Male. The schoolmaster.
NATHANIEL (40s-60s): Male. The curate.
Additional roles of lords, servants, and musicians to be doubled among the cast.
Total: Cast of 12