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Open Auditions!

The Fern Shakespeare Company Announces Open Auditions for William Shakespeare's Othello. Actors of all Gender Identities and All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition for any role in their age range. 

Othello will run December 6-December 29 at The Slate Theater with possible weekday matinees for school groups.  There will be no performances on Christmas Eve or Christmas day.  Othello is directed by Amee Vyas.

Callbacks will occur later in the summer.

Rehearsals will begin in late October/Early November. All roles are available.

Auditions will consist of one 1 minute Shakespeare Monologue (in verse) of your choosing.  Please bring 1 copy of your headshot and resume to auditions. All auditions will be recorded and sent to the director; audition recordings will not be publicly shared.


Character Breakdowns:

Actors of all Gender Identities and All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition for any role in their age range. 

Othello: Any age 21+
African/Black/South East Asian/Middle Eastern/Native American/Asian/Pacific-Islander/Latinx

A military general who has been through war and has distinguished themselves as a person of great value in the military. They are in love with Desdemona. Actors auditioning for Othello should be comfortable with portraying sexual intimacy and the possibility of some nudity

Iago: Any age 21+
Any ethnicity

An ensign under Othello's command. A psychopath. Married to Emilia

Desdemona: Any age 21+
Any ethnicity

The only child of a wealthy, distinguished widower, they are intelligent and charming. They are in love with Othello. Actors auditioning for Desdemona should be comfortable with portraying sexual intimacy and possibly some nudity.

Roderigo: 18-20's
Any ethnicity

A wealthy dupe, believes they should be with Desdemona at almost any cost.

Michael Cassio: Any age 18+
Any ethnicity

Ambitious captain under Othello's command who tries to follow the rules and lead by example.

Emilia: Any age 18+
Any ethnicity

A military spouse serving as Desdemona's waiting-person. Married to Iago.

Bianca: Any age 18+
Any ethnicity

A prostitute who has chosen Cassio as their ticket to getting their own household.

Brabantio: Old enough to have adult children
Any ethnicity

Very conservative. Father to Desdemona


Will post any future auditions here, the TPS Audition Page and our Facebook Page.  Like The Fern on Facebook to stay up to date on audition info!

Wanna work on the 'other side' of the curtain?  We always need crew, board ops, stage management, etc. Please email us at the link below to inquire about any open tech positions. 

Please send any tech enquiries to Auditions@FernShakespeare.com

Hamlet, 2014

Hamlet, 2014

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