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Merchant Of Venice Auditions-Charleston, SC - Casting ID # 1576726
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charleston, SC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-24-18
Audition Date 12-16-18 Submission deadline 12-15-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare's increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

Role # 1 The Duke of Venice
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The Duke of Venice knows that he cannot risk Venice’s livelihood by denying Shylock’s suit, but is less than happy at the fact.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Prince of Morocco
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The Prince of Morocco is a suitor to Portia’s hand.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Prince of Arragon
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The Prince of Arragon is a prince of Spain and a suitor to Portia’s hand.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 4 Antonio
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Antonio is a merchant of Venice who has invested deeply in overseas ventures, to the extent that he no longer has any ready money left.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Bassanio
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Bassanio is a young gentleman of Venice who has squandered all his fortune and is therefore in dire need of a rich wife.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Solanio
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Solanio is a friend of Antonio’s, who once mercantile concerns are dismissed as a cause of the man’s melancholy leaps on love as the reason why.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Gratiano
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Gratiano is a friend of Bassanio. A great talker, he is almost impossible to shut up, and can be unmannerly, to the extent that Bassanio only allows him to accompany his trip to Belmont on condition that he keep himself under control.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Salerio
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Salerio is a well-connected merchant of Venice, and a friend of Antonio and Bassanio.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Lorenzo
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Lorenzo is a friend of Bassanio. In love with Shylock’s daughter Jessica, he helps her run away from her father’s, with the aid of Graziano and Salerio.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Shylock
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Shylock is a Jewish moneylender in Venice, who detests and despises Christians.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Tubal
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Tubal is a wealthy Jew of Venice, who lends Shylock enough to make up the full three thousand ducats the latter lends to Antonio.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Launcelot Gobbo
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Launcelot Gobbo is a quick-witted young fellow who is originally Shylock’s servant.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Old Gobbo
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Old Gobbo is an old man, blind or as well as, and not entirely comfortable with long words.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Leonardo
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Leonardo is one of Bassanio’s servants. He is sent out to do some shopping for his master when the latter receives the money from Shylock.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Balthazar
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Balthazar is one of Portia’s servants.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Stephano
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Stephano is a servant of Portia’s. He announces her return to Belmont, supposedly from her religious retreat.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Portia
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Portia is an extraordinarily rich heiress of Belmont constrained by her father’s will to accept in marriage whichever suitor successfully passes the test of the three caskets.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Nerissa
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Nerissa is Portia’s lady-in-waiting, verbal sparring partner, and friend. She is a merry wench.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Jessica
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Jessica is Shylock’s daughter. She does not have the happiest of home-lives with her father, finding it only relieved by Lancelot’s jesting.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Jailer
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The Jailer is charged with keeping an eye on Antonio to prevent him from running away before having paid his debt to Shylock.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Portia’s Servant
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Portia’s Servant announces to her that various of her suitors have decided not to risk having to swear never to marry if they choose wrongly in the casket trial, and are therefore leaving.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Antonio’s Servant
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Antonio’s Servant is sent to fetch Salerio and Solanio when Antonio learns of the extent of his losses.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 The Singer
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The Singer sings a song containing a remarkable number of words rhyming with ‘lead’ while Bassanio is making his choice over the caskets.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -