TASTE of SHAKESPEARE announces auditions for “Antony and Cleopatra”, in partnership with Longmont Theatre Company and Theater Company of Lafayette.

Auditions will be by appointment, on Saturday, May 21, at the Longmont Theatre, 513 Main Street, Longmont CO. Once you submit a request, the producer will contact you to schedule your appointment. Appointments will be every half-hour, starting at 10:00 am.

Proof of full COVID vaccination is required when you arrive for auditions. No exceptions. Masks are encouraged but not required. While on stage for your audition and during performances, masks will not be used. We care about the health and safety of our cast, crew, and their families. In addition, we will be performing in a health-care facility, where high-risk people live, for one of our venues.

Callbacks are on May 22, starting at 10:00, also at Longmont Theatre. You will know if you are called back by Saturday afternoon. Make sure your voicemail is not full.

Prepare a short Shakespearean monologue, under 2 minutes. Preferably nothing from “Antony and Cleopatra”. There will be cold reads from selected scenes with other auditioners.

Bring your theater resume and a photo of your face (i.e., a headshot, but it does not need to be a professional one). If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken at auditions.

Submit your audition request below.

Rehearsals generally will be Mon – Thu evenings, from May 23, 2022 until we open. Most rehearsals will be outdoors, in a Longmont park. There may be a few weekend set-construction working sessions, announced well in advance.

Performances will be weekends, July 9 -10, July 16-17, and July 23-24, at LTC, TCL (Mary Miller), Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, Roosevelt Park in Longmont, and one or two other locations in the northern Front Range. Two of the performances will be outside. Performance times TBA. Actors and crew are responsible for their own transportation to performance locations, and all will participate in set up and strike at each location.

Roles available are below. The first four roles have specific genders. The remainder may be any gender. Where age is specified, it means you need to appear that age, not actually be that age.

ANTONY, a triumvir of Rome. Male. Age 30s-40s
CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt. Female. Age 30s
OCTAVIUS CAESAR, a triumvir of Rome. Male. Age 20s
OCTAVIA, sister to Caesar, later wife to Antony. Female. Age 30s
LEPIDUS, a triumvir of Rome. Age 40+
Accompanying Antony in Egypt and elsewhere:
ENOBARBUS, Antony’s Aid and Officer
VENTIDIUS Antony’s General
SILIUS Antony’s Officer
EROS Antony’s Officer

Serving in Cleopatra’s court:
CHARMIAN Hand maid to Cleopatra
IRAS Hand maid to Cleopatra
ALEXAS Cleopatra’s Council
MARDIAN Cleopatra’s Council

Supporting and accompanying Caesar:
MAECENAS Caesar’s council member and General
AGRIPPA Caesar’s council member and General

Also:
FIRST MESSENGER/GUARD
SECOND MESSENGER/GUARD
SOOTHSAYER