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CATEGORY
Performer
TITLE
Drunk Shakespeare- Performer
DESCRIPTION
All your whiskey soaked actor fantasies are about to come true, because the hit Off-Broadway juggernaut Drunk Shakespeare is looking for performers with that special combination of indestructible livers, a love of The Bard, and an insatiable hunger to play!   Each night, one actor downs six shots and then attempts a Shakespeare play. Seriously. Inhibitions are released, the muse is invoked, and the spirits flow freely. Where else can you share the stage with Bernie Sanders, the Swedish Chef, a sexually charged doorman, and Bill Pullman, all while performing some of the most beautiful language ever written and singing the theme song from GHOST?! Pop culture, current events, the whole canon of plays, music, drinks and more take over a hidden library lounge on 43rd street in the heart of Times Square, and this is your opportunity to become a society member and honor Billy Bard’s original intention of getting hammered and performing some iambic pentameter.   For THREE YEARS, Drunk Shakespeare has been entertaining audiences from all over the world by focusing on continued growth and improvement. Alumni from the cast of Drunk Shakespeare have gone on to perform on Broadway & the West End, in national equity tours and with Blue Man Group. We want society members who are excited about the opportunity to get involved with a long running show by bringing fresh ideas, passion, energy, excitement, and a willingness to push those boundaries just a little further than normal!   We are seeking currently seeking actors to fill the following roles, and actively seeking diverse actors of color:   Macduff (Male or Female) Our protagonist who is only in a third of the show! Macduff is like Zoolander… Charming, strong, ridiculously good-looking. This role requires musical ability, guitar playing a plus. Dancing/gymnastic ability is also a plus. Macduff often ends up shirtless at the end of the play. Good sense of humor, up for anything attitude required. Heavy audience interaction and improvisation. Individuals with outstanding comic timing, commanding stage presence, and high level of energy are desired. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.   Host (Male or Female) The master of ceremonies for the evening. Responsible for welcoming and greeting the audience and setting the stage for the show. Think of every Oscars host from the last twenty years, and combine them into one big ball of drunk-wrangling energy. They are responsible for keeping the play on track and the audience in line. Requires a performer with a superb stage presence, excellent improvisation skills, and uncanny people skills for HEAVY audience interaction. Excellent impressions or impersonations would be ideal. Especially seeking performers with stand up comedy backgrounds and training. If there is a YouTube video of you putting a heckler in their place, we want you! This track is NOT required to drink on stage.   Banquo and Others (Male or Female) You’re the best friend, the hung over, sexually repressed porter, a puppet, a wtich, Bill Pullman, and more. You’ve got charisma and spunk, and you’re not afraid to do whatever it takes for the laugh. Since you’ll be playing multiple characters throughout the course of the evening, this role requires versatility, comic timing, and heavy improvisation. Puppetry, character voices/impressions, or accent skills are a plus.  This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.   SALARY $100 per show, with the possibility of up to 8 shows/week. $25/hr for rehearsals   CONTRACT Because of the unique, immersive and interactive nature of the show, actors will be signed to an initial 4 week trial period in order to ensure a good fit. Contracts will be open ended after trial period.    CASTING Casting will be done on a rolling basis, and we are accepting submissions for all roles.   We are actively seeking diverse actors.  Actors of color are encouraged to submit. Older actors are encouraged to submit.   Actors should bring a diverse range of skills, and should highlight any special skills like juggling, gymnastics, performing stunts/tricks, an ability to play musical instruments/sing, ability to speak other languages, or experience with sketch comedy/improv. Actors should be comfortable with mild nudity. We are searching for people that are going to bring ideas, energy, and excitement to the company. If you’ve got a passion for Shakespeare and sour mash, we want to see you!   NOTE: By submitting for this casting you are acknowledging that you are over 21 years of age, and that you are excited and able to drink on stage approximately once a week. Meme Juice Productions does not promote irresponsible drinking, and strict drunk performance guidelines will be adhered to.   For consideration, Please send a brief cover letter detailing any special skills or talents, plus your headshot/resume to drunkshakescasting@gmail.com with the following subject: “[YOUR NAME], [THE ROLE YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR]”  
DURATION
June 14, 2017 - January 1, 2018
SALARY
$100/show
HOW TO APPLY
APPLY BY EMAIL
Send e-mail to drunkshakescasting...
CATEGORY
Performer

TITLE
Drunk Shakespeare- Performer

DESCRIPTION
All your whiskey soaked actor fantasies are about to come true, because the hit Off-Broadway juggernaut Drunk Shakespeare is looking for performers with that special combination of indestructible livers, a love of The Bard, and an insatiable hunger to play!   Each night, one actor downs six shots and then attempts a Shakespeare play. Seriously. Inhibitions are released, the muse is invoked, and the spirits flow freely. Where else can you share the stage with Bernie Sanders, the Swedish Chef, a sexually charged doorman, and Bill Pullman, all while performing some of the most beautiful language ever written and singing the theme song from GHOST?! Pop culture, current events, the whole canon of plays, music, drinks and more take over a hidden library lounge on 43rd street in the heart of Times Square, and this is your opportunity to become a society member and honor Billy Bard’s original intention of getting hammered and performing some iambic pentameter.   For THREE YEARS, Drunk Shakespeare has been entertaining audiences from all over the world by focusing on continued growth and improvement. Alumni from the cast of Drunk Shakespeare have gone on to perform on Broadway & the West End, in national equity tours and with Blue Man Group. We want society members who are excited about the opportunity to get involved with a long running show by bringing fresh ideas, passion, energy, excitement, and a willingness to push those boundaries just a little further than normal!   We are seeking currently seeking actors to fill the following roles, and actively seeking diverse actors of color:   Macduff (Male or Female) Our protagonist who is only in a third of the show! Macduff is like Zoolander… Charming, strong, ridiculously good-looking. This role requires musical ability, guitar playing a plus. Dancing/gymnastic ability is also a plus. Macduff often ends up shirtless at the end of the play. Good sense of humor, up for anything attitude required. Heavy audience interaction and improvisation. Individuals with outstanding comic timing, commanding stage presence, and high level of energy are desired. This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.   Host (Male or Female) The master of ceremonies for the evening. Responsible for welcoming and greeting the audience and setting the stage for the show. Think of every Oscars host from the last twenty years, and combine them into one big ball of drunk-wrangling energy. They are responsible for keeping the play on track and the audience in line. Requires a performer with a superb stage presence, excellent improvisation skills, and uncanny people skills for HEAVY audience interaction. Excellent impressions or impersonations would be ideal. Especially seeking performers with stand up comedy backgrounds and training. If there is a YouTube video of you putting a heckler in their place, we want you! This track is NOT required to drink on stage.   Banquo and Others (Male or Female) You’re the best friend, the hung over, sexually repressed porter, a puppet, a wtich, Bill Pullman, and more. You’ve got charisma and spunk, and you’re not afraid to do whatever it takes for the laugh. Since you’ll be playing multiple characters throughout the course of the evening, this role requires versatility, comic timing, and heavy improvisation. Puppetry, character voices/impressions, or accent skills are a plus.  This role will be required to get tipsy/drunk on stage approximately once a week.   SALARY $100 per show, with the possibility of up to 8 shows/week. $25/hr for rehearsals   CONTRACT Because of the unique, immersive and interactive nature of the show, actors will be signed to an initial 4 week trial period in order to ensure a good fit. Contracts will be open ended after trial period.    CASTING Casting will be done on a rolling basis, and we are accepting submissions for all roles.   We are actively seeking diverse actors.  Actors of color are encouraged to submit. Older actors are encouraged to submit.   Actors should bring a diverse range of skills, and should highlight any special skills like juggling, gymnastics, performing stunts/tricks, an ability to play musical instruments/sing, ability to speak other languages, or experience with sketch comedy/improv. Actors should be comfortable with mild nudity. We are searching for people that are going to bring ideas, energy, and excitement to the company. If you’ve got a passion for Shakespeare and sour mash, we want to see you!   NOTE: By submitting for this casting you are acknowledging that you are over 21 years of age, and that you are excited and able to drink on stage approximately once a week. Meme Juice Productions does not promote irresponsible drinking, and strict drunk performance guidelines will be adhered to.   For consideration, Please send a brief cover letter detailing any special skills or talents, plus your headshot/resume to drunkshakescasting@gmail.com with the following subject: “[YOUR NAME], [THE ROLE YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR]”  

DURATION
June 14, 2017 - January 1, 2018

SALARY
$100/show

HOW TO APPLY
APPLY BY EMAIL
Send e-mail to drunkshakescasting@gmail.com