Hilo Community Players announce AUDITIONS for

 

William Shakespeare’s

THE TEMPEST

Directed by Theon Weber

AUDITIONS will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Hilo
29 Shipman St. #202
 

 

Friday, May 6, 2022
Starting at 6:00 pm
 

 &

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Starting at 1:00 pm
 

 

*You may attend both days, however only one day is required*
Arrive on time, and dress comfortably for movement and scene reading. Scenes and monologues will be provided. You may optionally prepare your own Shakespearean monologue. Please bring your own pencil, resume and headshot if you have one, and wear a facemask.

 

Performance dates throughout July 2022. As this is “Shakespeare in the Park” performances will take place outdoors. Auditionees must be available for all performances.

Available roles:

  • PROSPERO, a middle-aged inventor and scientist, once the ruler of a city. Overthrown and exiled to a remote island by his enemies, he plots revenge. Arrogant, controlling, overprotective, brilliant.

 

  • MIRANDA, Prospero’s daughter, exiled with him as a baby. Now a teenager, she has grown up as her father’s assistant. Smart and extremely curious, but has no memory of life before the island and is completely socially inexperienced.

 

  • ARIEL, a powerful supernatural storm spirit, bound and controlled by Prospero as his servant. Inhuman, androgynous, and extremely dangerous; in the end, Prospero’s conscience and savior.

 

  • CALIBAN, the “monstrous” child of a witch. Born, then orphaned, on the island, he is its only human native. Prospero and Miranda once treated him as family; recently, Prospero has begun to hate and fear him, treating him as an animal and slave. Furious, anguished, and yearning for freedom, he plots to kill Prospero and take his island back.

 

  • ANTONIO, Prospero’s wicked brother. He led the coup that removed Prospero from power and sent him into exile. Lacking Prospero’s scientific genius, he compensates by being even more ruthless.

 

  • ALONSO, the King of a powerful country. Antonio enlisted his military support in overthrowing Prospero. Shipwrecked on Prospero’s island, he is convinced his only son and heir, Ferdinand, was killed in the wreck. Poetic, dignified, aging, grief-stricken.

 

  • SEBASTIAN, Alonso’s brother. Antonio is trying to convince him to take advantage of his brother’s grief by murdering him and seizing the crown for himself. A dissolute and suggestible playboy.

 

  • FERDINAND, Alonso’s son; unbeknownst to his father, he survives the shipwreck, is captured by Prospero, and falls in love with Miranda. Not her intellectual match, but experienced and educated the way a politician’s son would be.

 

  • GONZALO, an extremely old advisor, once employed by Prospero and now by Antonio. When Prospero was sent into exile, it was Gonzalo who made sure he was able to survive; yet nobody in Antonio’s administration takes him seriously. A rambling old man, but goodhearted and secretly crafty.

 

  • STEPHANO, Alonso’s butler. Convinced the shipwreck would kill him, he has nevertheless survived; when he washes ashore, he begins drinking and does not stop. Arrogant, boisterous, and increasingly drunk, he is enlisted by a desperate Caliban for help plotting against Prospero.

 

  • TRINCULO, Alonso’s jester. Befriended and bullied by Stephano, he too becomes involved in Caliban’s revolution. A fast talker, a city-kid wit, not ready for island life.

 

  • ADRIAN and FRANCISCO / the MARINERS, Marine bodyguards attached to Antonio.

 

  • Three SPIRITS, assistants to Ariel, who at one point directs them in a short play (of Prospero’s script) in which they dance and deliver speeches as the three goddesses CERES, IRIS and JUNO.

Hilo Community Players announce AUDITIONS for

 

THE TEMPEST

by Terence Patrick Hughes

A Shakespearean adaptation for teens

Directed by Alya-Joy Kanehailua

AUDITIONS will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Hilo
29 Shipman St. #202
 

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Starting at 3:00 pm
Auditions are open to ages 8 through adult.
 
Arrive on time, and dress comfortably for movement and scene reading. Scenes and monologues will be provided. Please bring your own pencil, resume and headshot if you have one, and wear a facemask.

 

Performance dates on weekends throughout July 2022. As this is “Shakespeare in the Park” performances will take place outdoors. Auditionees must be available for all performances.

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