Theatre Puget Sound Audition Listing Service
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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?
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 - A drunkard and a fool: male, white, 40s-50s
Vincentio - Parent to Lucentio, well-meaning but absent-minded: any gender, late 30s-50
Biondello - Friend to Lucentio, a jovial stoner who lives in their own world: non-binary or trans, 20-25
Tranio - Best friend to Lucentio, the brains of the operation: any gender, late teens
Grumio - Sibling to Petruchio, a sweet natured smart ass: any gender, mid-teens
Baptista - Father to Bianca and Katherine: male, 40s-50s
Katherine - afab, non-binary, or female, 25-30
Bianca - Sister to Katherine, young and naive: female, late teens
Petruchio - Suitor to Katherine: male, late teens-25
Gremio - Creepily older suitor to Bianca: male, white, 30-35
Hortensio - Suitor to Bianca, naive does not understand boundaries: male, 20-25
Lucentio - Suitor to Bianca, young, dumb, and in love: any gender, non-binary, or trans, late teens
A Pedant - any gender, late 30s-50
Host - Assertive, confident, dry sense of humor: any gender, 30s-40s
Lord - Charming, smart, charismatic: male, non-binary or trans-male, Late 20s-early30s
Page - Friend to the Lord, will also play Grumio, possibility of heavy makeup for this role
Nicolas - Assistant to the lord (this character will replace the traditional roles of the First and Second Huntsman)
Host, Lord, Page, etc. who appear in the Induction and will be cross cast with other characters.
August 18th and 19th 6:30pm-9pm. Please email for a time slot.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
August 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm
Please prepare a 2 minute comedic Shakespeare monologue or slam poem.
Taming of the Shrew added February 2, 2019, 1:07 am
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