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Iowa Stage Theatre Company 

King Lear Auditions

 

Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions for their productions of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. performing at Salisbury House and Gardens from July 13-17, 2022.

Please note: the role of Lear has been pre-cast.

 

ISTC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work and productions. Unless specified by the playwright, all roles are open to all races or ethnicities. The gender identity of the role is listed below; any actor who believes they can portray that identity is welcome to audition. We look to include all kinds of people within our work and to share the stories that connect us all. The theater is a place for all of us.

 

When: 

Sunday, May 1 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday, May 2 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Callbacks as needed

Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info below), to be submitted by May 2.

 

Where: 

Grand View University, Viking Theater

2811 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313

To Schedule: Please complete the INFORMATION FORM.

 

General Info:

  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, you may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work. 


 

Shows and Audition Requirements:

 

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Directed by Brad Dell 

First Rehearsal: May 23 

Performances: July 13-17

 

Audition scenes from the show are here. The full play can be read here. An audition reader will be provided. 


 

CHARACTERS

KING LEAR--this role has been cast.

GONERIL, daughter of Lear

DUKE OF ALBANY, her husband

OSWALD, Goneril’s servant, any gender

REGAN, Lear’s second daughter

DUKE OF CORNWALL, Regan’s husband

CORDELIA, Lear’s youngest daughter

FRANCE, Cordelia’s Suitor and then husband

BURGUNDY, Cordelia’s suitor and then collaborator

EARL OF KENT, any gender

FOOL, any gender

EARL OF GLOUCESTER

EDGAR, Gloucester’s son

EDMUND, Gloucester’s bastard son


 

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS, RACES, AND ETHNICITIES. 

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Iowa Stage Theatre's high standards for quality, consistency, and inclusion attract some of the best artists in Central Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa Stage Theatre pays a stipend to ALL performers for their work. In addition to our Resident Artist Company, Iowa Stage Theatre relies on the contributions of many local artists.

 

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Iowa Stage Theatre Company Standards

 

General Info:
  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, you may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work.