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AUDITION

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can audition? 2018-01-03T23:00:47+00:00

Anyone can audition for a show at Spokane Civic Theatre! We try to provide adequate character information for each production so everyone can decide which role is best for them to audition for.

What should I wear to auditions? 2017-12-20T00:22:27+00:00

We recommend that your outfit be more business casual, but something that you are comfortable in and can move in. If a director requires dance clothes or specific shoes, that information will be listed with the other details about that specific audition.

Can I read the script before my audition? 2017-12-20T00:14:04+00:00

Yes, Spokane Civic Theatre keeps copies of all scripts for the season in the Box Office that are available to be read either during Box Office hours or can be checked out for a $20 deposit (your deposit is returned if you bring the script back before the auditions).

If you are looking to check out a script, please call the Box Office at 509-325-2507 at least one hour before you would like to pick it up.

For musical auditions, can I bring my own track music? 2017-12-20T00:10:41+00:00

For all of our musical auditions Spokane Civic Theatre will provide an accompanist for your audition. Please bring piano sheet music for them to play while you perform.

Can I perform a monologue or a song from the show I am auditioning for? 2017-12-20T00:07:55+00:00

In order for our production teams to get an impression of you as a performer, we like to see you audition with content not from the show you are auditioning for.

Are there auditions for the Academy? 2017-12-20T00:26:20+00:00

The academy classes that are offered each quarter are not audition based and anyone in the age range of the class may sign up to participate.

The intensives and other special performance camps may require an audition, so please check our audition page for any Academy shows that are coming up for auditions.

The Book of Will

(Studio Theatre, Play)

Dates:

Monday, August 12 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, August 13 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, August 14 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, 3rd Floor (entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

Please email Director, Susan Hardie, at shardie@comcast.net

Production Details:

Production Run:  September 27 – October 20, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday)

Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre

Director: Susan Hardie

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost many 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 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 laugher, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know. This play has wonderful roles for both men and women, and requires most actors to play multiple roles.

Notes:

Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. You may also be asked to read a short passage from a Shakespeare play, which will be provided.

Perusal copies of THE BOOK OF WILL are available at Spokane Civic Theatre.

Roles:

Seeking all ethnicities

Seven men to appear 20 – 60

Three women to appear 30-50’s

Ten actors play twenty-six roles… Most actors will play multiple roles

Henry Condell:  Feisty and hopeful, Henry is in his forties, Shakespeare’s friend, and actor in the King’s Men.

John Heminges:  Reasonable and serious, John is in his fifties, 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 Burbage:  A seasoned lion of the stage, loud and proud. Richard is in his fifties and famous across England.

Elizabeth Condell:  Savvy and fun, Elizabeth is Condell’s wife.

Alice Heminges:  John’s daughter and alewife, Alice is in her thirties, knows everyone, and hangs with the boys.

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

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

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

Roles (cont.):

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

Marcus:  Printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, in his twenties, nosy but honest.

Compositor:  Works for Jaggard.

Emilia Bassano Lanier:  A fiery Italian feminist and poet, Emilia is fifty, an independent woman, and a lover of life (and of Shakespeare).

Sir Edward Dering:  A book and theatre lover, Edward is the first customer of the First Folio.

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

Susannah Shakespeare:  A good girl, around thirty, daughter of Shakespeare.

Boy Hamlet:  A young actor.

Two Barmen:  Drunk ruffians.

Crier:  A newsboy

Bernardo, Francisco, Horatio, Marcellus:  Actors playing these roles.

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