Othello & Hamlet

Production Company
The Harlequin Theatre Society
Ava Music & Art Centre Ltd.
Ava Maria Safai
Casting Director(s): 
Ava Maria Safai
Union Status
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
Compensation Details

Profit share

Audition Date(s)
January 29th
Audition Location
Online Only
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
Othello: June - early August (Sunday & Monday rehearsals from 11 AM - 3 PM), Hamlet: Winter 2022 (Rehearsals TBA)
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
North Vancouver (Rehearsals), Lower Mainland Area (Performance)
Submission Deadline
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Submission Instructions

Please submit a video of two contrasting classical pieces (one Shakespeare included!). Ideally, I would love to see you do a speech that your character of choice would perform. Please also include a clip of any talents or special skills that you'd like us to see (i.e. a contemporary monologue, singing, music, juggling etc.)

Submit to auditions@theharlequintheatresociety.com using subject line OTHELLO/HAMLET: [YOUR NAME]

Project Synopsis
General auditions to fill missing roles in Othello & Hamlet for our upcoming season!
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

Stunts and intimacy will all be choreographed, no nudity, and PHO orders will be followed accordingly.

Character 1
25 - 40
"Renaissance representations of the Moor were vague, varied, inconsistent, and contradictory. As critics have established, the term 'Moor' referred to dark-skinned people in general, used interchangeably with similarly ambiguous terms as 'African', 'Ethiopian' and even 'Indian' to designate a figure from Africa (or beyond)." "It has been suggested that Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun, Moorish ambassador of the Arab King of Barbary to Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, may have been an inspiration for Othello." Please ONLY submit if you fit the above description. Seeking a black, MENA, or Indian actor who is skilled in handling Shakespeare. Othello is married and works as a General in the military. He is highly respected and deeply loves his wife.
Character 2
20s - early 30s
"Shakespeare's Desdemona is a Venetian beauty who enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a Moorish man several years her senior." Please submit if you feel you fit this description and are skilled in handling in Shakespeare!
Character 3
Various Characters (Hamlet)
Seeking all characters except Hamlet and Horatio. For a full list of characters, visit Sparknotes: https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/characters/ Open ethnicity, gender, and age for these roles! Looking for actors skilled in handling in Shakespeare.