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Actors' Shakespeare Project Season

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Actors' Shakespeare Project
In attendance, Allyn Burrows, casting dir.; Jennie Israel, casting dir.

Production Description

Casting Actors' Shakespeare Project Season. Season includes: "The Comedy of Errors" (William Shakespeare, writer; David R. Gammons, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Sept. 24-Oct. 19), "Phaedra" (Jean Racine, writer; Ted Hughes, translation; Bevin O'Gara, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 28; runs Nov. 19-Dec. 7), "Measure for Measure" (William Shakespeare, writer; Megan Sandberg-Zakian, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 9; runs Jan. 7-Feb. 1, 2015), "God's Ear" (Jenny Schwartz, writer; Thomas Derrah, dir. Rehearsals begin March 3, 2015; runs March 25-April 12, 2015), and "Henry VI, Part 2" (William Shakespeare, writer; Tina Packer, dir. Rehearsals begin April 14, 2015; runs May 13-June 7, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Cambridge, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $401/week AEA min. Equity NEAT Contract.


Seeking submissions from: Sommerville, MA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Character Breakdown

No understudies are being cast. All 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.

2014-15 SEASON

by William Shakespeare
Directed by David R. Gammons
First rehearsal 8/26/14
First preview 9/24/14
Closing 10/19/14
Venue to be revealed


Solinus – Duke of Ephesus

Emilia– The Duke's lost wife, now Lady Abbess at Ephesus

Antipholus of Ephesus -twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse, son of Egeon and Emilia

Antipholus of Syracuse – twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus, son of Egeon and Emilia

Dromio of Ephesus twin brother to Dromio of Syracuse, servant to Antipholus of Ephesus

Dromio of Syracuse – twin brothers to Dromio of Ephesus,servant to Antipholus of Syracuse

Adriana – wife of Antipholus of Ephesus

Luciana – Adriana's sister

Nell/Luce – kitchen wench/maid to Adriana

Doctor Pinch – a conjuring schoolmaster


by Jean Racine, translation by Ted Hughes
Directed by Bevin O'Gara
First rehearsal 10/28/14
First preview 11/19/14
Closing 12/7/14
Venue to be revealed


Theseus, King of Athens

Phaedra, wife of Theseus, daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, in love with her stepson, Hippolytus

Hippolytus, son of Theseus and Antiope, Queen of the Amazons

Aricia, princess of the royal blood of Athens

Oenone, nurse and confidante of Phaedra


by William Shakespeare
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
First rehearsal 12/9/14
First preview 1/7/15
Closing 2/1/15
Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge


Duke Vincentio, ruler of Vienna

Isabella, Claudio’s sister, a novice in the order of St. Claire

Mariana young lady of Vienna who was once betrothed to Angelo

Juliet, Claudio’s betrothed

Mistress Overdone, a Madam

Angelo, a nobleman of Vienna chosen by the Duke to replace him during his absence

Escalus, an old lord at the Viennese court

Claudio, Isabella’s brother, a young gentleman of Vienna

Lucio, a fop well-acquainted with brothels

Elbow, a constable who constantly mangles his words

Froth, a foolish gentleman who spends a great deal of his time in taverns

Pompey, Mistress Overdone’s bartender who helps her in her pimping


by Jenny Schwartz
Directed by Thomas Derrah
First rehearsal 3/3/15
First preview 3/25-/15
Closing 4/12/15
Davis Square Theatre, Somerville


MEL - a woman whose son has died

TED – Mel's husband

LANIE – Mel and Ted's six year old daughter, played by an adult

TOOTH FAIRY - the Tooth Fairy

“God's Ear” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (must be 12 point type)

HENRY VI, Part 2
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tina Packer
First rehearsal 4/14/15
First preview 5/13/15
Closing 6/7/15
The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University


Henry VI, the king of England

Duke of Gloucester - Named the protector of England until Henry is old enough to rule

Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, Gloucester's ambitious wife

Cardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester

Richard, Duke of York (later Richard III)

Edward, son of Richard, Duke of York

Richard, son of Richard, Duke of York

Duke of Buckingham

Earl of Salisbury

Earl of Warwick, son to Salisbury