Open Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest

Open Auditions

Saturday, 2/25, 2pm – 4pm
Headquarters Library – The Foundation Room
401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Monday, 2/27, 6pm – 8pm
Phillips Center Foyer
3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest
Directed by Andrea Young

Performance dates: April 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 6:30pm
Additional performances subject to cast and venue availability

***We request that all cast and crew be vaccinated

The next chapter of the ART is upon us! Join us for our first foray into nomadic theatre (note the different locations!) as we partner with the City of Gainesville to present Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest. 

Please prepare a 1 minute monologue, either Shakespearean or contemporary. If you do not have a monologue, some will be provided for you to read. You may be asked to stay for cold readings of scenes from the play. If you are not able to attend auditions in person, please record your monologue and send a video to no later than midnight on February 27th.

Complete an online Audition form here.

Read the play here.

Available Roles:

Prospero used to be the Duke of Milan and now rules the island. He is Miranda’s father.

Miranda is Prospero’s daughter. She lives on the island with her father.

Ariel is a spirit of the island and Prospero’s servant.

Caliban is the son of Sycorax, a witch. He was born on the island and is Prospero’s slave.

Ferdinand is the Prince of Naples, son of Alonso.

Trinculo is Alonso’s jester, and Stephano’s friend.

Stephano is Alonso’s butler. He is friends with Trinculo.

Alonso is King of Naples and Ferdinand’s father.

Antonio is Prospero’s brother. He became Duke of Milan after overthrowing his brother.

Gonzalo is Alonso’s counselor and trusted advisor.

Ages and genders are flexible, at the discretion of the director. Some parts may be doubled. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.