Friday, May 24, 2019

Auditions:Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest' at Circle Players

Piscataway's Circle Players and director Alicia Harabin seek 14 actors for the first production of our 2019-2020 season, Shakespeare’s
The Tempest. Rehearsals will be scheduled as actors are available throughout the summer, then pick up to approximately thee per week in September.

Actors of all genders will be considered for most roles. Although the roles below are listed by degree of physicality, all roles in this show require more than average physical acting. Ages refer to stage age and are approximate.

Audition Dates: Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday, June 10, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Callback Date(s): Monday, June 17

Callbacks are by invitation only.

Performance Dates: October 4, 5, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 (Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @3pm)

All auditions will be held at Circle Players, at 416 Victoria Avenue, Piscataway, NJ.

Physically Demanding Roles:
Ariel (ageless) - A trio of actors working together to portray this formless, airy spirit who is able to control the elements, but is held captive by Prospero/a’s magic
Caliban (20s - 40s) - The half-human son of the witch Sycorax (former ruler of the island), now a “savage and deformed slave” to Prospero/a
Stephano (any) - a drunken butler
Trinculo (any) - a jester

Less Physical Roles:
Prospero/a (40s - 60s) - Deposed Duke of Milan, now magical ruler of the island
Miranda (16 - early 20s) - Prospero/a’s teenage daughter, who has little memory of their life before the island and no contact with other humans aside from her father/mother
Ferdinand (18 - 20s) - Prince of Naples, who believes he is the sole survivor of the shipwreck
Alonso/a (50s - 60s) - King/Queen of Naples, who fears they have lost their son and heir
Gonzalo/a (60s +) - Noble advisor to the king and former friend of Prospero/a
Sebastian (30s - 50s) - Younger sibling of Alonso/a, easily swayed toward ambition
Antonio/a (30s - 50s) - Duke of Milan, having deposed and exiled their older sibling
Boatswain/Adrian (any) - Ship’s officer, also plays a lord/lady attending the King/Queen

Readings will be from the script, and sides will be made available at Those interested in Alonso or Gonzalo should read Prospero for their initial audition. Those interested in Stephano, Sebastian or Adrian should read Antonio and Trinculo. Performers are encouraged to read for more than one character.
Any questions can be directed to the production staff at

Circle Players
416 Victoria Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
(732) 968-7555

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