Professional Casting for "The Book of Will" Play
Searching for men and women for "The Book of Will" show. Other details are provided below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Synopsis: Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know. Additional info: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes are appreciated. Please bring all known conflicts between September 11 – November 19. Performance Dates: November 2 – 19, 2023 Production Dates: November 2 – 19, 2023 November 2 – 7:30 PM November 3 – 7:30 PM November 4 – 7:30 PM November 5 – 2:00 PM November 9 – 7:30 PM November 10 – 7:30 PM November 11 – 2:00 PM November 11 – 7:30 PM November 12 – 2:00 PM November 16 – 7:30 PM November 17 – 7:30 PM November 18 – 7:30 PM November 19 – 2:00 PM Apply, if interested.
Feisty and hopeful, Shakespeare’s friend, and actor in the King’s Men.
Reasonable and serious, Shakespeare’s friend, and financial manager of the King’s Men. He is a good man, a gentleman, and owner of the Globe Tap House.
A seasoned lion of the stage, loud and proud, and famous across England.
Savvy and fun, Elizabeth is Condell’s wife.
John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone, and hangs with the boys.
John’s wife, Rebecca is strong, busy with their grocery business, and a woman who has weathered much but loves her husband, her sons, and God. She is a good wife.
Poet laureate of England and friend/rival of Shakespeare, Ben is an amazing drunk, a bear of a man, and surprisingly weepy.
“Stage manager” for the King’s Men, Ed is self-serious and particular.
Humble scrivener of the King’s Men, Ralph is quick, sure, and quiet.
Successful if shady publisher of books, plays, and playbills, William is confident in his ability to get what he wants. He is very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, but an ass.
William’s son, Isaac will inherit the business. He is sensitive, an artist at heart.
Printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, Marcus is nosy but honest.
Works for Jaggard, young.
A fiery Italian feminist and poet, an independent woman, and a lover of life (and of Shakespeare).
A book and theatre lover.
Shakespeare’s now ailing wife, Anne is strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.
A good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.
A young actor.