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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: Nastassia 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 - 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.

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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