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"Taming of the Shrew" Auditions in VA   - Project ID # 1636605
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Occoquan Historic District, VA Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   06-13-22
Audition Date   06-16-22 Submission Deadline   06-15-22
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Washington, DC>Baltimore, MD

A wandering braggart out to marry for money ends up with the shrewish daughter of a rich man, whom he must "tame" even as he falls for her, in William Shakespeare's comedy.

Role # 1 - Lord Submit yourself for this role
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A Lord gone hunting has a strange sense of humor which leads him to decide to turn a drunken beggar he finds lying by the roadside into a lord for a night.

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

Role # 2 - Christopher Sly Submit yourself for this role
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Christopher Sly is a drunken beggar and tinker who insists that his family is of honorable lineage.

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

Role # 3 - Hostess Submit yourself for this role
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A Hostess (possibly Marian Hacket of Wincot) has had quite enough of Christopher Sly's drunkenness and pennilessness.

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

Role # 4 - Page Submit yourself for this role
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Page (Bartholomew) is the Lord's page, commanded by him to dress as a lady and pretend to be Christopher Sly's wife.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - First Player Submit yourself for this role
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First Player remembers the Lord from previous occasions, and promises that the players can keep their seriousness, no matter how oddly the lord hearing their play may act. He will play one of the roles in the main play.

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

Role # 6 - Second Player Submit yourself for this role
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Second Player asks the Lord to let the company stay a night at his house and hear a play. He will play one of the roles in the main play.

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

Role # 7 - First Huntsman Submit yourself for this role
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First Huntsman is in charge of the Lord's dogs, and his opinions on their worth diverge from his master's. He agrees that his master's psychological experiment on Sly will work and promises to play along.

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

Role # 8 - Second Huntsman Submit yourself for this role
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Second Huntsman checks to see whether Sly is alive, and recognizes that he is dead-drunk.

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

Role # 9 - First Servingman Submit yourself for this role
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First Servingman goes to check the source of the trumpeting outside and returns to report that a company of players has arrived to offer their services to the Lord.

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

Role # 10 - Second Servingman Submit yourself for this role
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The Second Servingman willingly joins in the joke on Sly.



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

Role # 11 - Third Servingman Submit yourself for this role
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The Third Servingman willingly joins in the joke on Sly.

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

Role # 12 - Baptista Submit yourself for this role
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Baptista is a wealthy gentleman of Padua, the father of two daughters.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 13 - Vincentio Submit yourself for this role
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Vincentio is Lucentio's father, a respectable, well-respected, and very rich old man from Pisa.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 14 - Lucentio Submit yourself for this role
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Lucentio is a young man of Pisa, son to Vincentio, comes to Padua to go to university.

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Age: from 18 to 35
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Role # 15 - Petruchio Submit yourself for this role
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Petruchio is a gentleman from Verona, the son of a well-known father, who comes to Padua in search of a rich wife.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 - Gremio Submit yourself for this role
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Gremio is an old man in Padua, and extremely rich. He is a suitor to Bianca's hand, and cannot stand her sister.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 - Hortensio Submit yourself for this role
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Hortensio is a young man of Padua, a suitor to Bianca's hand.

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Age: from 18 to 35
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Role # 18 - Tranio Submit yourself for this role
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Tranio is Lucentio's servant and very close friend.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 19 - Biondello Submit yourself for this role
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Biondello is one of Lucentio's servants. He is shocked to see his master and Tranio exchange their clothing, but accepts to play along with their switch.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 20 - Grumio Submit yourself for this role
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Grumio is Petruchio's servant.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 21 - Curtis Submit yourself for this role
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Curtis is one of Petruchio's servants, in charge of his house. He is a gossip eager for news.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 - Pedant Submit yourself for this role
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A Pedant is a schoolmaster from Mantua, on a trip to Rome and Tripoli.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 - Katherina Submit yourself for this role
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Katherina is a sharp-tongued lady of Padua, known throughout the town for her rants.

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

Role # 24 - Bianca Submit yourself for this role
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Bianca is Baptista's younger daughter, a beautiful, docile, and obedient creature.

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

Role # 25 - Widow Submit yourself for this role
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A Widow has been wooing Hortensio for some time.

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Role # 26 - Tailor Submit yourself for this role
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A Tailor insists to Petruchio that the gown he brings for Katherina is exactly as ordered, and perfectly in vogue.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 27 - Haberdasher Submit yourself for this role
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A Haberdasher brings a cap ordered for Katherina for her and Petruchio's inspection, but is quickly told that it will not do at all. He is not aware that he is merely being used as a prop in Petruchio's schemes against Katherina.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 28 - Messenger Submit yourself for this role
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A Messenger comes to announce to Sly that his company of players is coming to perform a play for him, at doctors' orders.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 29 - Baptista's Messenger Submit yourself for this role
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Baptista's Messenger brings word to Bianca to stop studying and instead help decorate Katherina's rooms in anticipation of the wedding.

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

Role # 30 - Nathaniel Submit yourself for this role
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Nathaniel is a servant at Petruchio's house. He is delighted to see Grumio again.

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Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 - Philip Submit yourself for this role
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Philip is a servant at Petruchio's house. He is delighted to see Grumio again.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 32 - Joseph Submit yourself for this role
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Joseph is a servant at Petruchio's house and he is delighted to see Grumio again. He helps serve at table, confirming the meat is mutton.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 33 - Nicholas Submit yourself for this role
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Nicholas is a servant at Petruchio's house. He is delighted to see Grumio again.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 34 - Peter Submit yourself for this role
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Peter is a servant at Petruchio's house, who serves at table.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 35 - Baptista's Servant Submit yourself for this role
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Baptista's Servant [mute role] leads the disguised teachers to their pupils.

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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 36 - Officer Submit yourself for this role
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An Officer [mute role] is called up to take the supposedly lunatic Vincentio to jail.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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