Auditions for "The Merchant of Venice" By William Shakespeare @ Gallery Players, Columbus [from 20 to 21 March]

Auditions for "The Merchant of Venice" By William Shakespeare

20 - 21
19:00 - 19:00

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Gallery Players
1125 College Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43209
Gallery Players will be holding open auditions for «The Merchant of Venice» the final production of our 68th season. Auditions will be held at the JCC on Monday March 20th and Tuesday March 21st at 7pm. You only need to attend one audition date. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm if nessasary.

Auditionees are asked to bring a headshot (any picture of your face will do) and theatrical resume if possible. Auditionees are strongly encouraged to prepare a monologue. Please contact Artistic Director Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248 or [email protected] with any questions.

Directed by Mark Mann

Performance Dates:
May 13th at 8:00pm
May 14th at 2:30pm
May 18th at 7:30pm
May 20th at 8:00pm
May 21st at 2:30pm

Character List

Shylock –(Age 40-60) A Jewish moneylender in Venice. Angered by his mistreatment at the hands of Venice’s Christians, particularly Antonio, Shylock schemes to eke out his revenge by ruthlessly demanding as payment a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

Portia (age 25-35)- A wealthy, intelligent heiress from Belmont

Antonio (age 35-60) The merchant whose love for his friend Bassanio prompts him to sign Shylock’s contract and almost lose his life.

Bassanio – (age 25-45) A gentleman of Venice, kinsman to Antonio, suitor to Portia

Gratiano – (ages 25-55) A coarse and talkative man, friend of Bassanio

Jessica –(ages 18-40) Shylock’s daughter

Lorenzo — (ages 25-45) A friend of Bassanio and Antonio, in love with Shylock’s daughter

Solanio — A Venetian gentleman, friend to Antonio

Nerissa (ages 25-40) Portia’s lady-in-waiting and confidante.

Launcelot Gobbo (any age)- A comical, clownish servant.

The prince of Morocco –(age 30-40) A Moorish prince who seeks Portia’s hand in marriage.

The prince of Arragon (age 30-50) An arrogant Spanish nobleman who also attempts to win Portia’s hand by picking a casket.

Tubal — A Jew in Venice, and one of Shylock’s friends, and supporters.

Old Gobbo – (age 55-75) Launcelot’s father, also a servant in Venice.
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