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Taming of the Shrew
Tol and Smol Theatre Productions

  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Tol and Smol Theatre Productions
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Open to All
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Project Begins: Dec 10, 2019
  • Project Ends: Feb 23, 2020

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  • Contact Person: Stass Reynolds and Ben Stahl
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Dukesbay Theatre
    508 S 6th Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98402

In a modern take on this Shakespeare classic, Katherine Minola faces criticism and backlash from their family and neighbors because they do not adhere to the “traditional male view of femininity” and is know as the Shrew. Enter Petruchio, the “traditional male”, whose cocky nature leads him to believe he is the man who can make a traditional woman out of Katherine. Will he tame Katherine or will they tame him?


Other details:
Auditions are in August, but the project does not begin rehearsals until December 10th, 2019.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
We are encouraging actors of all ethnicities and genders to audition. We are considering all ethnicities for all roles

Christopher Sly:
- Male
- 40-late 50s'.
- A ego-driven, damanding, entitlted man who believes he is charming, when really he's just an ass.

- Male or Female
- late 30's-early 50's
- A very loving parent but incredibly absent minded.

- Male, Female, or Afab Non-Binary
- late teens-mid 20's
- A jovial stoner who lives in their own world and takes everything one joint at a time. Humorous and loveable.

- Male, Trans Male, or Female
- mid teens-late teens
- The brains of the operation, the dry-humoured one, and best friends with Lucentio.

- Male or Trans Male
- mid teens
- Sibling to Petruchio, a sweet natured smart ass

- Male
- late 40's-late 50's
- A protective and loving, single parent to Kate and Bianca. Wants nothing but the best for his children but can be a bit naive.

- Afab Non-binary or Female
- mid 20's-early 30's
- A strong, capable, take-no-shit woman/person. Confident, striking, and filled with sass and awesome comebacks.

- Female
- mid teens-late teens
- Sister to Katherine, young and wanting to break free from her sheltered home to experience more of life and relationships.

- Male
- late teens-mid 20's
- Suitor to Katherine. Very shallow and a bit controlling. Dark-humored, full of sarcasm, and believes he can tame Kate and win her/them over.

- Male
- late 20's-mid 30's
- Creepily older suitor to Bianca. A guy that lives in his college glory days and believes he's mighty and beautiful.

- Male
- late teens-mid 20's
- Suitor to Bianca. Adorable, charming, but has motives that are not so adorable and cute.

- Female or Male
- late teens
- Deeply in lust with Bianca. Young, happy-go-lucky, an extroverted introvert.

A Pedant:
- Any gender/non-gendered folks
- late 30's-early 50's

-Female or Trans Woman
- late 30's-mid 40's
- Assertive, confident, will drink you under the table and kick your butt! Takes no crap, direct, and blunt.

The Lord:
- Male or Trans Male
- early 20's-early 30's
Charming, witty, and charismatic.

- Male or Trans Male
- mid teens
Friend to the Lord, will also play Grumio, possibility of heavy makeup for this role.

Any gender/non-gendered folks
mid 30's-early 50's
Assistant to the lord (this character will replace the traditional roles of the First and Second Huntsman and will also be doubled with Pedant)

Audition/Interview Dates:
August 18th and 19th 6:30pm-9:30pm. Please email for a time slot.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
August 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare a 2 minute comedic Shakespeare monologue or slam poem.

(As well as, it should be known even though auditions are in August, we will not start the rehearsal process until December 10th, 2019)

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