The Comedy of Errors Auditions

Gallery Players is casting for its upcoming Equity showcase production (approval pending) of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. Equity/Non-Equity. NO PAY. Submit by August 12.

The show runs October 8 – 23. Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings with additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Rehearsals start September 6 and will be held evenings and weekends at the theater (199 14th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn).

We are seeking as diverse a cast as possible. All races, ethnicities and orientations are strongly encouraged to attend. Actors should have facility with Shakespeare’s language and be able to be larger than life while staying truthful to their situation.

Seeking:

  • SOLINUS, Duke of Ephesus, 30s – 40s, strong leader
  • EGEON, a merchant of Syracuse, 40s+
  • EMILIA, Lady Abbess of Ephesus, 40s+

     

  • ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS, 25+
  • ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE, 25+

     

  • DROMIO OF EPHESUS, servant to Antipholus
  • DROMIO OF SYRACUSE, servant to the other Antipholus

     

  • ADRIANA, wife of Antipholus of Ephesus
  • LUCIANA, her sister
  • LUCE, Adriana’s kitchen maid, also known as NELL

     

  • BALTHASAR, a merchant
  • ANGELO, a goldsmith
  • FIRST MERCHANT, friend of Antipholus of Syracuse
  • SECOND MERCHANT, to whom Angelo is a debtor
  • DOCTOR PINCH, a conjuring schoolmaster
  • A COURTESAN; AN OFFICER; A MESSENGER

Audition Information:

Actors should prepare and email a monologue from any Shakespeare play (it can be comic or serious).

 

All recorded monologues must be received by 11:59PM on Friday, August 12.

 

Please send your monologue, plus a resume and headshot to the producer at: dominic@galleryplayers.com

Call backs will be held in-person at the theater later in August, at a date to be determined.

NOTE: All actors will need to be fully vaccinated at the time of the first rehearsal.

The Comedy of Errors
Set in the Greek city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors concerns the misadventures of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth in a shipwreck. One of Shakespeare’s early plays, it is one of his most farcical comedies, featuring mistaken identity, slapstick humor, puns, and word play.

Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street in Brooklyn. Take the F, G, or R train to Fourth Avenue / 9th Street.