Theater: Plays

'Taming of the Shrew'

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South Dakota Shakespeare Festival
Chaya Gordon-Bland, artistic dir.

Production Description

Seeking non-Equity performers for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival's second outdoor season of free theater. The Festival seeks professional actors, actor/musicians, and teaching artists experienced in Shakespeare to form an ensemble-based company for a four-week contract rehearsing and performing Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses May 19-June 12 at the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts and Prentis Park; runs June 13-15 at Prentis Park in Vermillion, SD.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $200/wk. Producer states: "All positions are paid. Actors coming from out of town will be eligible for local housing and a travel stipend."


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Baptista- male or female, a wealthy gentleman or gentlewoman of Padua,
the parent of Kate and Bianca.

Vincentio- male, Lucentio’s father, a respectable, well-respected, and very
rich old man from Pisa.

Lucentio- male, a young man of Pisa, son to Vincentio, comes to Padua to
go to University. Suitor to Bianca.

Petruchio- male, a gentleman from Verona, the son of a well-known father,
who comes to Padua in search of a rich wife. Suitor, and then husband to

Gremio- male, an old man in Padua, extremely rich.
He is a suitor to Bianca’s hand.

Hortensio- male, a young man of Padua, a suitor to Bianca’s hand.

Tranio- male or female, Lucentio’s servant and devoted friend. Impersonates
Lucentio for much of the play.

Biondello- male, another one of Lucentio’s servants. A clown.

Grumio- male, Petruchio’s servant. A clown.

A Pedant- male, a schoolmaster from Mantua, tricked into impersonating

Katherina- female, a sharp-tongued lady of Padua, the “shrew” of the play.
Older sister to Bianca.

Bianca- female, Baptista’s younger daughter, a beautiful, docile, and obedient creature.

A Widow- female, becomes Hortensio’s wife

Curtis, Nathaniel, Philip, Joseph, Nicholas, Peter- Petruchio’s domestic servants.

A Tailor, a Haberdasher, an Officer and other Servants.