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Auditions: Much Ado About Nothing -New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1576181
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-17-18
Audition Date 12-04-18 Submission deadline 12-03-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
William Shakespeare’s infamous work of hot tempers and comedic confusion takes the stage in the spring 2018. Follow the ever-bickering Beatrice and Benedick as they navigate mistaken identities, mend wounded honors, and discover unlikely romance amid an underhanded plot. This production will transport you to a small Nova Scotia lobster fishing town in the late 1800s for a refreshingly different approach to Shakespeare’s classic comedy fueled by passion, mischief, and hilarious misunderstanding. classic comedy fueled by passion, mischief, and hilarious

Role # 1 Antonio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero's uncle.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Beatrice
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Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Beatrice is “a pleasant-spirited lady” with a very sharp tongue. She is generous and loving, but, like Benedick, continually mocks other people with elaborately tooled jokes and puns. She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battles. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Benedick
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An aristocratic soldier who has recently been fighting under Don Pedro, and a friend of Don Pedro and Claudio. Benedick is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice, but at the beginning of the play he swears he will never fall in love or marry.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Party-goers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Borachio
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An associate of Don John. Borachio is the lover of Margaret, Hero’s serving woman. He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. His name means “drunkard” in Italian, which might serve as a subtle direction to the actor playing him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Butler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for an actor to play this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Claudio
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A young soldier who has won great acclaim fighting under Don Pedro during the recent wars. Claudio falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina. His unfortunately suspicious nature makes him quick to believe evil rumors and hasty to despair and take revenge.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 8 Conrad
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One of Don John’s more intimate associates, entirely devoted to Don John. Several recent productions have staged Conrad as Don John’s potential male lover, possibly to intensify Don John’s feelings of being a social outcast and therefore motivate his desire for revenge.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Dogberry
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The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry is very sincere and takes his job seriously, but he has a habit of using exactly the wrong word to convey his meaning. Dogberry is one of the few “middling sort,” or middle-class characters, in the play, though his desire to speak formally and elaborately like the noblemen becomes an occasion for parody.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Don John
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The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.” Don John is melancholy and sullen by nature, and he creates a dark scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio. He is the villain of the play; his evil actions are motivated by his envy of his brother’s social authority.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Don Pedro
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An important nobleman from Aragon, sometimes referred to as “Prince.” Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, Hero’s father, and is also close to the soldiers who have been fighting under him—the younger Benedick and the very young Claudio. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loving to his friends, but he is also quick to believe evil of others and hasty to take revenge. He is the most politically and socially powerful character in the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Friar Francis
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A Friar who will be performing the marriage between Claudio and Hero, and eventually between Benedick and Beatrice. He is the one who comes up with the plan to clear Hero’s name when she is accused of being unfaithful to Claudio.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 Hero
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The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind. She falls in love with Claudio when he falls for her, but when Don John slanders her and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she suffers terribly.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 24

Role # 14 Leonato
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A respected, well-to-do, elderly noble at whose home, in Messina, Italy, the action is set. Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of Beatrice. As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Margaret
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Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful. Unlike Ursula, Hero’s other lady-in-waiting, Margaret is lower class. Though she is honest, she does have some dealings with the villainous world of Don John: her lover is the mistrustful and easily bribed Borachio. Also unlike Ursula, Margaret loves to break decorum, especially with bawdy jokes and teases.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 Sexton
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An official of the city/courts who guides, with pains, Dogberry and Verges through the legal procedures with Borachio and Conrade.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Verges
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The deputy to Dogberry, chief policeman of Messin.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Ursula
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One of Hero’s waiting women.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Watch 1
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A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Watch 2
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A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry. Also known as George Seacole. Distinguished because he can read and write.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Leonato’s wife
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Antonio’s son
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 24

Role # 23 Keystone Cops
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Flappers
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 25 Maids
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 Soldiers
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Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60