Actors' Shakespeare Project 2015-2016 Season

Equity Principal Auditions by appointment in Somerville, MA

Monday, March 9, 2015  10am-6pm (with a one-hour lunch break)

Auditions will be at:
ASP's offices
191 Highland Ave., in Studio Not 2B on the second floor
Somerville, MA

NEAT category 6, this year's weekly AEA actor salary was $451.00
Artistic Director: Allyn Burrows
Typical Rehearsal Schedule: Tues-Friday evenings and Saturday & Sunday days

Please contact Heather Stern for an apointment at or at (617) 776-2200 x230. Email is preferred.

Equity appointments are scheduled in five-minute intervals, and each Equity member has a maximum of three minutes to audition. Please bring your AEA membership card. Please prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from the season -- scripts are available at the StageSource offices). For those who wish to perform a scene, a reader will be available. Please be prepared to state your starting & stopping places.

NON-AEA audition information will be posted here on Thursday, 3/5.

No understudies are being cast. All available roles are available for non-traditional casting. Please note that ASP does not supply housing. Actors must have Boston area housing in order to work with ASP. Available roles listed below:

Othello by William Shakespeare
Directed by TBA

First Rehearsal - 8/25/2015
Previews - 9/23/15-9/25/15
Opening - 9/26/15
Closing - 10/25/15

Available roles:

Desdemona ~ daughter of Brabanzio, Othello's love
Iago ~ Othello's ensign and unknown enemy
Cassio ~ Othello's Lieutenant, devoted to Othello
Roderigo ~ a young, rich fool in love with Desdemona
Emilia ~ Iago's wife, a truth-teller


The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
Directed by Melia Bensussen

First Rehearsal - 11/10/15
Previews - 12/9/15-12/11/15
Opening - 12/12/15
Closing - 1/3/2016

Available roles: 

Hermione ~ Queen of Sicilia and wife to Leontes
Perdita ~ daughter to Leontes and Hermione
Polixenes ~ King of Bohemia, childhood friend of Leontes
Camillo ~ an honest Sicilian who refuses to do Leontes' murderous bidding
Paulina ~ a fierce Sicilian noblewoman and dear friend to Hermione
Autolycus ~ a roguish peddler, vagabond, and pickpocket


Richard II by William Shakespeare
Directed by Allyn Burrows

First Rehearsal - 1/19/16
Previews - 2/17/16-2/19/16
Opening - 2/20/16
Closing - 3/13/16

Available roles:

John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster ~ King Richard's uncle, and the father of Richard's banished cousin Bolingbroke, who eventually usurps the throne
Edmund of Langley Duke of York ~ King Richard's uncle, and a brother of John of Gaunt and of the late Thomas of Gloucester. A traditionalist who is loyally devoted to the crown, he is deeply upset by any kind of treason against the crown
Queen Isabel ~ King Richard's wife. She was born into the French royal family and flees to France when Richard is deposed
Henry Bolingbroke Duke of Herford ~ Bolingbroke is King Richard's cousin and the son of Richard's uncle, John of Gaunt. He stages a revolution against Richard and is later crowned King Henry IV.


School for Scandal by R.B. Sheridan
Directed by Paula Plum

First Rehearsal - 3/15/16
Previews - 4/13/16-4/15/16
Opening - 4/16/16
Closing - 5/8/16

Available roles:

Sir Benjamin Backbite ~ rude suitor of Maria
Maria ~ Sir Peter's wealthy ward
Moses ~ Charles' honest moneylender
Snake ~ worthy of his name, Snake works for Lady Sneerwell but later betrays her
Lady Sneerwell ~ slanderous woman also worthy of her name since she "sneers well"
Charles Surface ~ the protagonist of the play, he is in love with Maria, but Mrs. Sneerwell also desires him
Joseph Surface ~ friendly and respected, but hypocritical. He also desires Maria, his brother's love, but entices Lady Sneerwell
Sir Oliver Surface ~ the rich uncle of Charles and Joseph, he disguises himself as a moneylender to test his relations
Lady Teazle ~ her country roots will show, but she has learned to spend money wildly. She fights with her husband and flirst with young men, but, in the end, she shows her loyalty