Excited For the Premiere of ‘The Gilded Age’? Audition for These Period Pieces

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“Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is helming a new show about the American Gilded Age that is set to premiere on HBO on Jan. 24. If acting in a period piece or on a drama series is on your bucket list, check out our roundup of casting calls you should consider applying to!


A period drama film series that takes place in both contemporary and Victorian settings is seeking talent to join the chorus and ensemble. All genders aged 18 and older are welcome to audition. The film series is shooting from January through March in New York City. Pay is TBD. 

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Texas Shakespeare Festival 2022 Season

A number of Shakespeare productions are casting actors of various genders and ages. “The Taming of the Shrew” is looking for both a female and a male actor, aged 22-35; “Nell Gwynn” is looking for a female actor, aged 18–35, for the title character; “The Tempest” is looking for a male actor, aged 40–65, and a female, aged 18-25; “The Music Man” is looking for both a female and male actor, aged 25–45. Rehearsal and production runs from May 20–Aug. 3 in Texas. Pay is $350 per week. 

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“Sweet Science of Bruising”

This Australia-based play about the underground world of female boxing set in 1869 London is casting for 10 roles. The production is looking for four female leading actors, two aged 20–35 and two aged 25–40. It is also seeking a male actor, aged 45–70; a female actor, aged 45–65; a male, aged 30–50; a male actor, aged 20–35; a male actor, aged 30–45; and two female actors, aged 20–35. Rehearsal dates are TBD; the show will run June 12–July 2 in Sydney. Pay is between $1,000 and $1,500. 

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“Wait Until Dark (Hatcher)” 

The Jeffrey Hatcher adaption of the suspense thriller by Frederick Knott, which is set in 1944, is looking for talent. The production is seeking a female lead actor, aged 20–39; a male lead actor, 30–50; and two male actors, 30–49. It’s also looking for a male actor, aged 30–39; and a female actor, aged 12–14. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 26 in Torrance, California. Pay is TBD.

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“Stephen With a P.H.” 

A black-and-white drama film set in a 1950s barber shop is looking for a male lead actor, aged 55–60. The production is also seeking two supporting male actors, aged 65–75 and 16–18. All auditions will be held via Zoom, and shoot dates are TBD in London. Pay is also TBD. 

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