AUDITION FOR VSF SHOWS
THE WINTER'S TALE
THE WINTER'S TALE - CONNECTICUT EPA
Valley Shakespeare Festival
Thu, Apr 21, 2022
8:00 am - 3:00 pm (EST)
(No Lunch Break)
You can book an appointment by going to: https://www.theaterforms.com/vsfestival/winter/auditionform/
SPT $328 weekly minimum (SPT 2)
Equity actors for roles in THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare (see breakdown).
Please prepare two contrasting 1-2 minute classical monologues that shows off your range.
Shelton Community Center
41 Church Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Tom Simonetti, Director (viewing auditions)
First Rehearsal: 6/27
First Tech: 7/12
Opening Night: 7/14 and runs through 7/24
Performances run Thursday - Sunday at 7:30 PM
Equity COVID protocols will be observed.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
This is definitely an ensemble cast, that should be ready to have some fun (especially in Act II)
Leontes/Shepherd/As Cast- Male identifying, late 30’s-40’s, any race or ethnicity. Has a huge range of emotions. The Shepherd is very caring and is the adoptive father of Perdita.
Florizel/Antigonus/As Cast- Male identifying. 20s-30s. Lord to King Leontes in Act I (married to Paulina) and the prince who is son to Polixenes and falls in love with Perdita in the forest. Any race or ethnicity.
Perdita/Dion/Emila/As Cast- Female Identifying. 20’s. Is the Princess (who doesn’t know she is a princess in Act II), as well as a kinswoman to the Queen in Act I. Dion is a Lord who gets the oracle. Any race or ethnicity.
Paulina/Camillo/As Cast- Female Identifying. 30s-40s. The Queen's protector. Camillo, is advisor to the King.
Hermione/Autolycus/As Cast- Female Identifying. 30s-40s. Is wife to Leontes, and wrongly accused of infidelity. Autolycus is absolutely hysterical and funny. Any race or ethnicity.
Polixenes/Cleomenes/As Cast- Male identifying. 30’s-40’s. Any race or ethnicity. Was very good friends with Leontes. Cleomenes is another Lord to Leontes sent to get the Oracle.
Requirement for proof of vaccination/negative test.
Everyone entering the audition venue (i.e., venue employees, Equity members, non-members, casting personnel, creatives, producers, musicians, COVID SafetyManagers, etc.) will be required to undergo a symptom check and provide one of the following prior to entry into the venue:
- Proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated,” as defined by the CDC, is more than14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World HealthOrganization authorized or approved vaccine.
Please note that Valley Shakespeare Festival is only casting fully vaccinated performers.
Two-ply cloth face masks, surgical masks, singer’s masks and respirators (N95, KN95 orKF94) will be allowed for face coverings. Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas arenot acceptable face coverings. Everyone in the holding room and audition room will alwayswear a face covering as described above, except for the actor when they are activelyauditioning. The time spent unmasked should be as minimal as possible. Face coverings mustbe worn correctly (covering the nose and mouth).Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.
If the risk level for Shelton, CT is trending upwardsand may rise to High (Red) we will contact members with appointments at least 24 hoursbefore the first audition appointment time to let them know there is a chance that the auditionsRevised March 14, 2022 may need to be postponed or cancelled. All members with appointments will be notified if theauditions must be postponed or cancelled. (See “Community Risk Level” below.)
We encourage members to prepare for their audition at home, to the extent that they can(e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.Additional information required in notice:
Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room is750 square feet and can accommodate no more than 7 individuals at a time.
The holding room is 750 square feet and can accommodate no more than 20 individuals at a time.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.