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Auditions

Welcome to the TampaRep auditions page.

TampaRep’s mission is to create transformative, relevant, and compelling professional theatre that connects our diverse audience and artists through meaningful and inspiring shared experiences. Furthermore, our vision is built on creative excellence and inclusivity, which enhances Tampa as a cultural destination and enriches and reflects our community as an artistic home for all to discover, share, create, and experience.

Casting is open to all artists regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Please let us know if you would like to request specific accommodations.

If you have any questions, send an email to auditions@tamparep.org.

If you’d like to be added to our auditions mailing list, FILL OUT THIS FORM.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

KING LEAR

by William Shakespeare
director: Connie LaMarca-Frankel

Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, January 3rd, 2022
Rehearsals will be at USF Tampa
Opening night is Friday, February 4th, 2022
Performances will take place at USF Tampa
KING LEAR runs from 2/4-2/20

Auditions will take place in person on November 29,2021 beginning at 6:30 at USF in TAR 249.
(3837 USF Holly Drive, room 249, Tampa, FL 33620)

The cut of the SCRIPT is available here.

Auditions will be by appointment only. To request a time slot, FILL OUT THIS FORM.

** NOTE – Actors not able to audition in person may put the sides on video and submit to auditions@tamparep.org. Auditions must be submitted before Monday, November 29th at 6:30pm.

** COVID UPDATE: All actors may audition, but actors who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask. For the health and safety of our staff and casts, TampaRep will require proof of vaccination for adults and children 12 or older in order to be eligible to be cast in the show.

SEEKING:

An ensemble of excellent actors to play the following roles:

EARL OF KENT (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 40+) – KENT SIDE 1  |  KENT SIDE 2
A nobleman of the same rank as Gloucester who is loyal to King Lear. Kent spends most of the play disguised as a peasant, calling himself “Caius,” so that he can continue to serve Lear even after Lear banishes him. He is extremely loyal, but he gets himself into trouble throughout the play by being extremely blunt and outspoken.

GONERIL (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 30+) – GONERIL SIDE 1  |  GONERIL SIDE 2
Lear’s ruthless oldest daughter and the wife of the duke of Albany. Goneril is jealous, treacherous, and amoral. Shakespeare’s audience would have been particularly shocked at Goneril’s aggressiveness, a quality that it would not have expected in a female character. She challenges Lear’s authority, boldly initiates an affair with Edmund, and wrests military power away from her husband.

CORDELIA (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 15-35) – CORDELIA SIDE 1
Lear’s youngest daughter, disowned by her father for refusing to flatter him. Cordelia is held in extremely high regard by all of the good characters in the play—the king of France marries her for her virtue alone, overlooking her lack of dowry. She remains loyal to Lear despite his cruelty toward her, forgives him, and displays a mild and forbearing temperament even toward her evil sisters, Goneril and Regan. Despite her obvious virtues, Cordelia’s reticence makes her motivations difficult to read, as in her refusal to declare her love for her father at the beginning of the play.

REGAN (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 25-40) – REGAN SIDE 1  |  REGAN SIDE 2
Lear’s middle daughter and the wife of the duke of Cornwall. Regan is as ruthless as Goneril and as aggressive in all the same ways. In fact, it is difficult to think of any quality that distinguishes her from her sister. When they are not egging each other on to further acts of cruelty, they jealously compete for the same man, Edmund.

EDMUND (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 20-35) – EDGAR SIDE 1  |  EDGAR SIDE 2
Edmund is the illegitimate son of the Earl of Gloucester, and the younger brother of Edgar, the Earl’s legitimate son. Early on in the play, Edmund resolves to get rid of his brother, then his father, and become Earl in his own right. He later flirts with both Goneril and Regan and attempts to play them off against each other. 

BURGUNDY/OSWALD (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 30+) – BURGUNDY SIDE 1  |  OSWALD SIDE 1
BURGUNDY – The Duke of Burgundy has come to England to woo Lear’s remaining unwed daughter, Cordelia. When Lear suddenly disowns her, he refuses to marry her without a dowry, and allows his rival the King of France to wed her. OSWALD – The steward, or chief servant, in Goneril’s house. Oswald obeys his mistress’s commands and helps her in her conspiracies.

PAST AUDITIONS

  • TampaRep and ThinkTank Theatre have teamed up to produce two amazing productions for this holiday season.
  • It is our intent to try to cast the same actors in both shows (to the extent possible).
  • We are planning 20-26 hours of rehearsal per week (split between shows) on evenings and weekends.
  • If this audition will be your first for TampaRep, please prepare two contrasting monologues that display your range and ability, not to exceed three minutes.
  • If you have been asked to prepare specific callback sides, they will be posted below.
  • Both AEA and Non-Union performers are invited to this audition. AEA Special Appearance agreements may be requested for these productions.
  • COVID UPDATE: All actors may audition, but actors who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask. For the health and safety of our staff and casts, TampaRep will require proof of vaccination for adults and children 12 or older in order to be eligible to be cast in the show.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

based on the novel by Mark Haddon
adapted by Simon Stephens

A co-production with ThinkThank Theatre
director: Emilia Sargent
assistant director: Georgia Mallory Guy

 

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
Rehearsals will be at Stageworks Theatre and a TBD Tampa location

Opening night is Friday, November 26th
Performances will take place at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME runs from 11/26-12/19 in rep with THE GIVER

Auditions will take place in person on August 10th from 6pm-10pm at
Twin Lakes Office Park
2901 W. Busch Blvd., Ste. 603
Tampa, FL 33618

To sign up for an audition slot, FILL OUT THIS FORM.

A digital perusal copy of the SCRIPT is available – request access from auditions@tamparep.org.

UPDATE – Sides are posted next to the character description below.

SEEKING:

An ensemble of excellent actors, both adult and youth, to play various roles. The intent is to double-cast roles in THE GIVER with roles in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The roles in CURIOUS INCIDENT include:

**ROLE IS CAST ** CHRISTOPHER JOHN FRANCIS BOONE (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 15-25)
The narrator and protagonist of the story. Fifteen-year-old Christopher is mathematically gifted, and struggles for social acceptance and understanding as a result of his apparent autism. He views the world largely in absolutes, dividing his life experience into a series of extreme likes and dislikes. He feels most comfortable with logic and order, making Wellington’s murder an irresistible puzzle for him to solve. He resides with his father and pet rat Toby at 36 Randolph Street.

SIOBHAN (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 25+)
Christopher’s primary teacher at school. An even-handed mentor, she works to expand Christopher’s horizons socially as well as academically. As a result, she is one of the few people whom Christopher trusts.

ED BOONE (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 35-50)
Single father of Christopher. Loving, but quick tempered, stressed and frustrated with his situation in life. prepares meals for Christopher and sees to his daily needs. He always has Christopher’s best interest at heart. Drinks a bit to cope.

MRS. JUDY BOONE (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 35-50)
Christopher’s mother. Loving, impatient and volatile, at times overwhelmed by the difficulty of caring for her son. Christopher believes she died of a heart attack prior to the time when the story begins.

ACTOR ONE (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 25+) – ACTOR 1 SIDES
plays: Mrs. Shears / Mrs. Gascoyne / Woman on Train / Shopkeeper

ACTOR TWO (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 40-60) – ACTOR 2 SIDES
plays: Roger Shears / Mr. Wise / Duty Sergeant / Man Behind Counter / Drunk One

ACTOR THREE (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 20-50) – ACTOR 3 SIDES
plays: Policeman / Mr. Thompson / London Policeman / Man With Socks / Drunk Two

ACTOR FOUR (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 50+)
plays: Rev. Peters / Uncle Terry / Station Policeman / Station Guard

ACTOR FIVE (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 20-30) – ACTOR 5 SIDES
plays: No. 37 / Lady In Street / Information / Punk Girl

ACTOR SIX (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 50+)
plays:Mrs. Alexander / Posh Woman

THE GIVER

Adapted by Eric Coble
from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

A co-production with ThinkTank Theatre
director: Georgia Mallory Guy
assistant director: Emilia Sargent

Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, October 18th, 2021
Rehearsals will be at Stageworks Theatre and a TBD Tampa location

The full (tentative) rehearsal schedule for both shows is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/

Opening night is Thursday, November 18th
Performances will take place at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa
THE GIVER runs from 11/18-12/12 in rep with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Auditions will take place in person on August 10th from 6pm-10pm at
Twin Lakes Office Park
2901 W. Busch Blvd., Ste. 603
Tampa, FL 33618

To sign up for an audition slot, FILL OUT THIS FORM.

A digital perusal copy of the SCRIPT is available – request access from auditions@tamparep.org.

UPDATE – Sides are posted next to the character description below.

SEEKING:

An ensemble of excellent actors, both adult and youth, to play various roles. The intent is to double-cast roles in THE GIVER with roles in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The roles in THE GIVER include:

JONAS SIDES – JONAS (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, 12-18)
An intelligent and courageous boy with the Capacity to See Beyond. He has been selected to become the next Receiver of Memory for the community, which entails holding society’s memories and providing guidance to the Elders, become something like a prophet. He gradually becomes disillusioned with his society and is eventually faced with the choice either to continue being The Receiver or to take action to place his community on a new path. (Members of the ThinkTank Young Artists’ Ensemble Company will be first considered for this Role.)

ASHER SIDES – ASHER (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, 12-18)
A cheerful boy who sometimes rushes his words and his actions carelessly, he is Jonas’s best friend. He receives the Assignment of Assistant Director of Recreation. Asher does not understand when Jonas tries obliquely to share his new knowledge with Asher. (Members of the ThinkTank Young Artists’ Ensemble Company will be first considered for this Role.)

FIONA SIDES – FIONA (doubles as ROSEMARY, female identifying, any race or ethnicity, 12-18)
A sweet and patient girl with red hair for whom Jonas has romantic feelings, she trains to become a Caretaker for the Old. The divide between her and Jonas grows over the course of the play. (Members of the ThinkTank Young Artists’ Ensemble Company will be first considered for this Role.)

LILY SIDES – LILY (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, 9-15)
Jonas’s younger sister, she is a chatty and vivacious girl who shows an interest in taking care of new children. Although she can be insensitive, she takes a lively interest in discussing her surroundings. (Members of the ThinkTank Young Artists’ Ensemble Company might also be considered for this Role.)

FATHER SIDES – FATHER (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, 30-60)
A kind and caring man who works as a Nurturer and who often plays with Jonas and Lily, he nevertheless follows his training and releases infants when deemed appropriate.

MOTHER SIDES – MOTHER (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, 30-60)
A worker at the Department of Justice, she often shows a more practical side than Jonas’s father in their conversations with the family.

THE GIVER (male identifying, any race or ethnicity, 40-70)
The previous Receiver of Memory, he serves as a tutor and a mentor for Jonas, introducing Jonas to new concepts as he transmits the memories. Although he suffers terribly as The Receiver, The Giver took more years than Jonas to realize the necessity for action and change in their society, and by the end, his experiences with Jonas cause him to realize that he can help the community in a similar manner.

LARISSA (female identifying, any race or ethnicity, age 50+)
An older woman in need of care.

ELDER SIDES – THE CHIEF ELDER (any gender, any race or ethnicity)
The leader of the community, she presides over the Ceremony of Twelve.

OPEN

by Crystal Skillman
director: Fanni Green
assistant director: Nick Hoop

Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, August 16th, 2021
Rehearsals will be conducted at USF Tampa and HCC Ybor
Performances will take place in the Studio Theatre at HCC Ybor
Preview: Thursday, Sep 16
Opening: Friday, Sep 17
OPEN runs Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun 9/16-10/3 in rep with EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Auditions will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, July 13th.

To sign up for an audition slot, FILL OUT THIS FORM.

A digital perusal copy of the SCRIPT is available here.

SEEKING:

One transformative, captivating actor to carry the entire one-person show:

THE MAGICIAN (female identifying, any race, 20’s-30’s)
A poet. A master storyteler. A person who uses magic to make herself and the audience believe in the possibility of bending the laws of nature – and stopping the hate-crime that left her bereft of her partner.

Auditions will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, July 13th, between 6pm-9pm in 20-minute slots. To request an audition , FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will receive a confirmation from the casting team with the time of your audition.

To prepare for the audition/callback, read the script, and prepare one of the three sides from the list below – your choice.
A digital perusal copy of the SCRIPT is available here.   |   Side 1    |   Side 2   |   Side 3
For the Zoom audition, make sure you are in a well-lit area with a solid background and room to play.