Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) announces auditions for
William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Shakespeare’s classic story of tyranny, power, corruption, and betrayal in ancient Rome. After defeating Pompey, Julius Caesar arrives home a triumphant conqueror, but the senators are uneasy about Caesar’s sudden expansion of power and conspire to overthrow their leader. The power vacuum created, however, by Caesar’s demise is a larger threat to Rome than the senators bargained for.
Julius Caesar will get a fresh look through the eyes of the talented women of Colorado Springs in this gender-reversed adaptation of Julius Caesar’s rise and fall from power. This production will explore what feminine power looks like, the question of the masculine role in such a society, and how those power structures are navigated.
Initial auditions will be prepared Shakespearean monologues. You may select any Shakespearean monologue, either comedic or dramatic, as long as you are comfortable enough with the material to take direction notes.
Headshots and résumés are welcome, but not necessary. Please dress comfortably and be prepared for movement.
Call backs will be cold readings from the adapted script. Call back dates and times to be determined.
Auditions for SET’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar will be held:
Sunday, September 8: Noon – 6:00pm
Monday, September 9: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday, September 10: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
***PLEASE NOTE*** We will be holding auditions at a separate location due to our current production build schedule. Location currently To Be Determined.
To sign up for an audition slot, please:
Text (preferred): 719 330 5058 or
Email: jenny (dot) e (dot) maloney (at) gmail (dot) com.
Mandatory availability dates (you must be available on the following dates during the rehearsal/performance period):
- Tech rehearsals: November 23 & 24. (all day)
- Dress rehearsals: December 1 – 4 (evenings)
- Performance dates: December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 (evening); and December 15 & 22 (matinees)
Please note that this is a gender-reversed version of Julius Caesar. All traditionally male roles will be cast with female-identifying or non-binary gender identities. All traditionally female roles will be cast with male-identifying or non-binary gender identities.
People of all races, national origins, genders, ages, disabilities, creeds, religions, sexual orientations, gender identifications or expressions, veteran statuses, and any other protected statuses are encouraged to audition. Please let us know of any accommodations needed for auditions when requesting appointment.
Casting the Following Roles:
JULIUS CAESAR: Conqueror. Wishes to be queen of Rome.
CALPHURNIA: Caesar’s husband.
MARCUS BRUTUS: Wishes to preserve Republic.
PORTIA: Brutus’ husband.
CAIUS CASSIUS: Conspirator.
CINNA THE POET: Conspirator.
DECIUS BRUTUS: Conspirator.
CAIUS LIGARIUS: Conspirator.
MARK ANTONY: Friend to Caesar.
OCTAVIUS: Caesar’s heir.
SOOTHSAYER: Mysterious figure.
DANCER 1: Portrays Artimedorus, Lepidus, and citizens.
DANCER 2: Portrays Lucius, citizens.
DANCER 3: Portrays Popilius, citizens, soldiers (Antony’s “team”).
DANCER 4: Portrays citizens, soldiers (Antony’s “team”).
Springs Ensemble Theatre provides equal opportunity for staff, volunteers, and participants/clients and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, veteran status, or any other protected status.