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Professional Casting for "The Book of Will" Play

Cincinnati, OH, United States
ID: 229408Exp: 6/26/2023

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.

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25 roles

Henry CondellMale38-42 y.o.All ethnicities

Feisty and hopeful, Shakespeare’s friend, and actor in the King’s Men.

John HemingesMale48-52 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

Richard BurbageMale50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

A seasoned lion of the stage, loud and proud, and famous across England.

Elizabeth CondellFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Savvy and fun, Elizabeth is Condell’s wife.

Alice HemingesFemale33-37 y.o.All ethnicities

John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone, and hangs with the boys.

Rebecca HemingesFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

Ben JonsonMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Poet laureate of England and friend/rival of Shakespeare, Ben is an amazing drunk, a bear of a man, and surprisingly weepy.

Ed KnightMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

“Stage manager” for the King’s Men, Ed is self-serious and particular.

Ralph CraneMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Humble scrivener of the King’s Men, Ralph is quick, sure, and quiet.

William JaggardMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

Isaac JaggardMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

William’s son, Isaac will inherit the business. He is sensitive, an artist at heart.

MarcusMale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

Printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, Marcus is nosy but honest.

CompositorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Works for Jaggard, young.

Emilia Bassano LanierFemale48-52 y.o.All ethnicities

A fiery Italian feminist and poet, an independent woman, and a lover of life (and of Shakespeare).

Sir Edward DeringMale58-62 y.o.All ethnicities

A book and theatre lover.

Anne Hathaway ShakespeareFemale58-62 y.o.All ethnicities

Shakespeare’s now ailing wife, Anne is strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.

Susannah ShakespeareFemale28-32 y.o.All ethnicities

A good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.

Boy HamletMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

A young actor.

Two BarmenBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Drunk ruffians.

CrierMale18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

A newsboy.

BernardoMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

FranciscoMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

HoratioMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

MarcellusMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fruit SellerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities