Bard Fest 2022 Auditions Info!

"It is not the stars that hold our destiny but in ourselves..." - Shakespeare

Important Information
 
Attention Actors of Color!   Bard Fest wants you!  Bard Fest practices gender and color blind casting.  Please join us!

Dates of auditions  :  Sunday July 24th  10am to 6pm  

& Monday July 25th 7 to 10pm.
They will be held at the Theater at the Fort   8920 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216

All auditions are by appointment.   Arrange for a date & time by sending a request to firstfolioplayers@gmail.com

   All actors are asked to prepare a monologue no longer
than 1 - 2 minutes.  


   Bard Fest runs from October 7th through November 15th 2022.  Each show will run two weekends.  Look below to see the location and dates of the individual productions.  Rehearsals are typically 6 weeks prior to opening night.  

  All actors and crew members will be paid a stipend based on a profit sharing agreement. 

All participants in the festival must be fully vaccinated 
against Covid-19.  No Exceptions.

  The directors have precast some roles.  Available roles are listed below along with a play synopsis and character list 

 

Lysistrata

Directed by Ms Holly Hathaway-Thompson

This show will be at The Cat Theatre in Carmel as part of the Prestige Project.

October 7-15 2022

254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032

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Available roles -

Leader of the Women

Myrrhina

Lampito

Spartan Herald:

Corinthian:

Theban

Peace

Servant

Grandchildren

 King John

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Mr Doug Powers

This show will be at Shelton Auditorium  at Butler University

October 7-15 2022

1000 W 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Available roles - EARL OF SALISBURY, EXECUTIONER, QUEEN ELEANOR, ENSEMBLE 

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Shakespeare's
Richard II
An all female adaptation

Richard II

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Mr Glenn Dobbs

This show will be at The Indy 11 Theatre in the

Indy Fringe Building  

October 21-30 2022

 719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Available roles - Lord Bushy, Lord Green, Lord Ross, Surrey/Fitzwater, Lord Willoughby

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Mr Jeff Bick

This show will be at The BasileTheatre in the

Indy Fringe Building  

October 21-30 2022

 719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Available roles -Master Page, Anne Page, Mistress Quickly, Fenton, Slender, Caius, Pistol

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The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare.

Our Youth Production

Directed by Dr Kathy Phipps

This show will be at  The Gutty's Comedy Club Theatre

October 21-30 2022

1251 S U.S Hwy 31 Suite 120, Greenwood, IN 46142

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Available roles -

Camillo, a Nobleman of Sicilia 

Autolycus, a peddler, entertainer, and thief 

Shepherd, foster-father of Perdita 

Clown, foster brother of Perdita 

Nobleman of Silica/ Shepherd 

Emelia, a Noblewoman of Sicilia/ Time/ Mopsa (Shepherdess) 

Lady/ Dorcas (Shepherdess) 

Archidamus/ Jailer/ Mariner/ Shepherd 

Attendant to King Leontes/ Shepherd 

Cleomenes, Nobleman of Sicilia/ Shepherd 

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Into the Breeches!

By George Brant

Directed by Mr Max McCreary

This show will be at  

The Theater at the Fort

November 4-13 2022

 8920 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216

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Available roles -

CHARACTERS/AVAILABLE ROLES:

 

Maggie Dalton - TBD - 30s - 50s, a talented if untested director and advocate for the women of The Post Theatre. Also plus the chorus

 

Ellsworth Snow - TBD - late 40s - mid 60s, The severe board president of The Post Theatre, with a tender spot for his wife, Winnifred. Must be open to some light drag

 

Stewart Lasker - TBD - 20s - 40s, The tightly-wound stage manager of The Post Theatre. Also plays Mistress Quickly. (This role is a Cisgendered gay man. A Queer, trans, or non-binary actor is preferred for this role). 

 

Ida Green - TBD - 20s - 40s, The imaginative and resourceful costume designer for The Post Theatre. Also plays Hotspur. Some stage combat required (no previous experience necessary). Only women of color will be considered for this role. 

 

June Bennett - TBD - late teens-early 20s, hard-working but shielded. The ingenue. Also plays the Kates. 

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