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Auditions for Bat-Hamlet & Much Ado About Nothing

Fern Shakespeare is casting for the final two shows of our season:

Bat-Hamlet by Jordan Pullium 

An All-Female Identifying Much Ado About Nothing.

All races and abilities are encouraged to audition. Please only actors 18 and older.

Auditions are April 28 9-4:45 and Callbacks will be Sunday April 29 at The Slate Theater

Audition Requirements: 

Please prepare 2 short monologues (under 2 minutes). One modern comedic and one Shakespeare

Monetary compensation: 

Actors will be paid a stipend of at least $200


Bat-Hamlet is a comedy that asks the question, what if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Godrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. Bat-Hamlet first premiered in Atlanta with The Essential Theater Festival in 2012. Written by Atlanta playwright Jordan Pullium this will be the west coast premier. Bat Hamlet runs June 8th - July 1st at The Slate Theater. Rehearsals begin May 13th.

Much Ado About Nothing:

This is the final show in Fern Shakespeare's Season of Pursuit. This is an all female identifying production. Femme/TF/Female-Presenting are all encouraged to audition. Directed by Jessica Fern Hunt, Much Ado runs October 19th - November 11th at The Slate Theater. Rehearsals will begin in September.

Other details:

To audition please follow the link and sign up for an audition time. Audition slots are 5 minutes apart. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your audition time.!/showSignUp/4090e49aba922abf85-bathamlet

For more information about Fern Shakespeare's style of performance, please read the following before auditioning for us.

If you are unable to attend after signing up please let us know as soon as possible so that we may give the time slot to someone else.

Character BreakdownS


The Puffin: Adviser to the king
Bat Hamlet Girl: Sister to Hamlet
Ophelia: Hamlet's love interest. Later becomes O-Feline
Horatio: Hamlet's loyal friend. Later becomes Songbird Boy
Lord Riddles: Adviser to the King. Doubles with King Police Commissioner Godrick, Fortinbras and various other characters
Laertes: Ophelia's brother and Hamlet's rival. Later becomes Green Laertes. Doubles with various other characters
Jest: The Jester's hired hand. Doubles with various characters
Jape: The Jester's hired hand. Doubles with various characters 


*The roles of Bat-Hamlet and The Jester have already been cast. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Leonato: Governor of Messina. 
Beatrice: Niece to Leonato. 
Benedick: A young Lord of Padua. 
Hero: Daughter to Leonato. Doubles with Sexton. 
Don Pedro: Prince of Arragon. Doubles as watchman. 
Don John: The Prince's bastard brother. Doubles with Dogberry. A The Constable. 
Claudio: A young lord of Florence. Doubles with watchman. 
Borachio: A follower of Don John. Doubles with Ursula. A gentlewoman attending to Hero. 
Conrade: A follower of Don John. Doubles with Margaret. A gentlewoman attending to Hero. 
Verges: A follower of Dogberry. Doubles with Balthasar and Frier Francis. 

-All Roles Are Available

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    Hamlet, 2014


Hamlet, 2014

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