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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Auditions: 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Holmdel PLUS Reading Series

Open Auditions for 
William Shakespeare's 
Directed by Tom Frascatore

Wednesday, January 31st 7:00PM-9:30PM
Thursday, February 1st 7:00PM-9:30PM
Callbacks (If Necessary) Saturday, February 3rd 1:00PM-3:30PM
Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Needed are a range of performers, both female and male, all ages and ethnicities welcome. No pre-registration is required. Classic monologues are welcome but not required. Audition sides from the script will be provided at auditions.
All Roles Are Open. 
Equity Special Appearance Contract available.
The Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party.

April 13 - April 28
Cast members must keep rehearsal scheduling conflicts to a minimum

Don Pedro- Male 30's - Sensible, thoughtful, handsome, generous. A Natural Leader
Don John- Male 30's - venomous, jealous, slimy, clever. A good looking Villain
Claudio- Male 20's - Handsome, fickle, young, willful, impulsive, gullible.
Benedick- Male 30's - Brazen, Charming, Vulnerable, Arrogant, Handsome, ladies man
Leonato- Male 50's+ - Strong, Respected, Generous, Vocally Strong.
Borachio- Male 20's-50's - Villain, physically 'round & loud mouthed. Opportunist
Conrade- Male Late 20's - 50's - Follower. Not Bright. Thinks himself as a 'player'.
Padre Paul- Male Late 20's - 50's - A Peace Maker. Sensible. Positive.
Deputy / Drunk / Townsperson- Male 30's - 50's - Character actor to play small roles
Dogberry/Sheriff- Male or Female 40's -50's - A Natural Comedian. Earnest
Verges / Deputy- Male or Female - 30's - 60's - A Side Kick. Fight experience preferred
Balthasar- Male or Female - 20's-30's - Singer & Guitar player a plus.
Townsperson / Deputy- Male or Female 18-20 Yrs. 30's - Physically agile, Comic type. Eager. Naive
Antonio/Antonia- Male or Female 40-50's - Stubborn, Nosy, Short Tempered. Fight Experience preferred
Hero- Female - Late Teens to 20's - Innocent. Beautiful. Honest. Forgiving
Beatrice- Female 30's - Sassy. Sexy. Strong. Funny.
Margaret- Female 20's - Sexy, Sassy and Promiscuous
Ursula- Female 20's-50's - Good sense of humor. Simple

Please Join us for for our Monthly Reading Series


by Anna Deavere Smith
Directed By Sherise Pruitt-Nash
February 5, 2018, 7PM
Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Steve Bartlow, Renee Bordonada, Antonio Johnson, Evan Krachman,
Renee Panagos, Lorraine Stone, Marcey Thomas

$5 Suggested donation
General admission
Coffee served 

In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, an Hasidic man's car jumped a curb, killing Gavin Cato, a seven-year-old Black West-Indian child. Later, in what appears to have been an act of retaliation on the part of a faction of the black community, Yankel Rosenbaum, an Hasidic rabbinical student, was stabbed and killed. The ensuing riots that wracked Crown Heights' previous atmosphere of tolerance for its divergent cultures made national headlines and pointed to the growing friction in racial and cultural relations across America. Drawing verbatim from a series of over fifty interviews with Crown Heights' residents, politicians, activists, religious leaders, gangs, street dwellers, victims and perpetrators alike, Anna Deavere Smith has created a theatrical event distilling the lives and voices of twenty-six of the incident's survivors into a visionary amalgam, the import of which touches upon every American regardless of race, color or beliefs.

Revolving around the riots that occurred after two killings, this play takes a searing look at the misunderstandings of, and sympathies between, two cultures living in the community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. "FIRES IN THE MIRROR is, quite simply, the most compelling and sophisticated view of urban racial and class conflict…that one could hope to encounter…spectacular further proof…that the American theater is rising to illuminate these rancorous times with a vitality that may be equaled but is certainly not surpassed by any of our other native arts…" —NY Times. "[Anna Deavere Smith] turns headlines into pure drama." —NY Daily News.

Performed with permission by Samuel French

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