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Auditions: "Beware the Ides of Adar" a Shakespearean Purim Spiel

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley and Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond, will be producing "Beware the Ides of Adar - A Shakespearean Purim Spiel", by Deborah Bodin Cohen, directed by Michael R. Cohen (no relation). The performance will be in the afternoon of February 21st, via Zoom. All rehearsals will also be via Zoom.

AuditionsPlease write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interest, a picture and resume if you have one, and if possible a short video (1 min) of yourself. A checklist and additional info follows at the end of this email. Audition material will be accepted by  2/7. We will have rehearsals in the evening of about 3 hours each on 2/11, 2/18, and 2/20, with the performance on 2/21 at nominally 2 p.m., but the performance time may be as late as 4 p.m. The play is about 30 to 45 minutes long. A small stipend to cover expenses is provided as well as any donations we receive that exceed expenses.
 
The characters are:
Vashti - King Ahasuerus' wife and current Queen of Sushan, Persia
King Ahasuerus - King of Sushan, Persia
Mordechai - Esther's Uncle and a very good man.
Esther - Young Jewish woman who becomes Queen of Sushan, Persia
Haman - Prime Minister of Sushan, Persia and a very bad man.


A.E. Online Audition Submissions Checklist

1) Film an approx. 1 minute Comedic Monologue

2) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Subject line: Actor_Name Ides of Adar Submission. Attach:
    a) Filmed monologue (format mp4)
    b) Resume (if you do not have a resume, add any relevant experience to the Audition form below)
3) Fill out Audition Form https://forms.gle/7sxYaDyyohvJwp9J8

4) If you are having trouble submitting or are unable to film yourself please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we are happy to find a way to accommodate you either by setting up a zoom appointment or another creative way for you to audition. 
5) If you are new to auditioning we have suggested monologues available upon request.
 

We encourage both theatre veterans (Non AEA) and newcomers to audition - if this is your first time - write us and we will help you through the process. A.E. is an entirely volunteer company, though actors do receive a small compensation for expenses and a portion of performance donations in alignment with AB5. We regularly cast cross-gender and cross-type, and we actively seek folks of all ages, races, genders, and persuasions to audition.  Ages and Genders specified above are characteristics of the role, not necessarily of the actor playing the role.

 
Actors Ensemble
P.O. Box 663
Berkeley, CA 94701
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Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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