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"Othello" Audition - Self Response - Dallas, TX

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1615032
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Dallas, TX - 75201
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
8-3-2020
Audition Date
n/a
Expiration Date
8-8-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Austin, TX | Dallas, TX

Audition Description

Shakespeare's Othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all. It is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider – but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women.

Defying her father and society to follow her heart, Desdemona secretly marries Othello – a powerful general, and a Moor. Despite her father's objections in court, Desdemona remains committed to Othello and follows him from Venice to Cyprus, where he is commissioned to serve. Iago, a junior officer and Othello's most trusted adviser, is tormented by his lack of promotion. Despite Othello's confidence in Iago's honesty, Iago reveals that he is in fact hateful of Othello, and sets out to destroy Othello and Desdemona's happiness, manipulating Othello to serve his own ends. Iago convinces Othello that his wife has been unfaithful with the up-and-coming young soldier Michael Cassio.

As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a web of half-truths, secrets, and betrayal, scandal is fueled -- families and friendships destroyed -- until a piece of supposed evidence of Desdemona's infidelity, a handkerchief (which Iago calls "trifle light as air") tragically undoes them all. Othello commissions Iago to kill Michael Cassio, and then smothers Desdemona in her bed. When Emilia discovers Othello in the act, she confronts him and explains that it was Iago who tricked them all. Iago kills Emilia, but not before Othello has learned what has been done. Othello commits suicide, and Iago is taken into custody. The play ends before we know what ultimately happens to Iago, but we do know that a profusion of devastation has been left in his wake.


*Reuirements:
1. Perform a 1 minute classical monologue

2. Include a Resume and Headshot.

  • Role #1 - Othello

    Captain of the Venetian Police Force, promoted to Chief of Police and transferred to the predominantly White city of Cyprus, during civil unrest and riots against police brutality and social injustice. A man of high reputation, and accolades in the community, he is quick tempered. Othello secretly marries Desdemona.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 49
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #2 - Desdemona

    Wife of Othello, and Daughter of Senator Brabantio. Described as meek and virtuous to the male figures in her life, she is a social activist, feminist, and is vocal in defense of her Marriage.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Officer of the Venetian police force, and "friend" to Othello, transferred to Cyprus. Iago is a closet white supremacist, sexist, and agent provocateur with a questionable background. Intelligent, but lacks a moral compass. His motives are not often clear, often presents himself as a "nice guy" but is clearly uncomfortable around people of color.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #4 - Emilia

    Iago's Wife, and Bestie to Desdemona, former police dispatcher, trapped in an unhappy and loveless marriage, she hides marks of domestic abuse. Emilia deals with engrained racism as she learns of her friend's interracial marriage.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 39
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #5 - Roderigo

    Rich older suitor, vocally racist, jealous and obsessed with the youthful Desdemona. Stalkerish, follows her to Cyprus in hopes of "rescuing" her from her marriage with Iago as his only confidant and link in Cyprus.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 50
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #6 - Michael Cassio

    Known Playboy, recently promoted to Othello's Lieutenant in Cyprus, and second in command. As a younger black male, he respects his Captain as a mentor and Father figure, Cassio thrives on his work reputation, and isn't shy about his playboy ways, which will be used against him in Iago's plot.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 30
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #7 - Bianca

    Beauty Guru, local activist and social media entrepreneur, is in love with Cassio, who keeps her dangling, and has no interest in being serious about her.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #8 - Brabantio

    A Senator and Father of Desdemona, rich, somewhat elitist, self-important. Likes Othello until he becomes aware of his daughter's marriage to him.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #9 - Lodovico

    Brabantio's and Gratiano's Relative and District Attorney comes Cyprus to announce Cassio is replacing Othello.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 49
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #10 - Gratiano

    Brabantio's and Lovodico's Brother, amidst chaos, he becomes heir to family fortune after death of Brabantio and Desdemona.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020
  • Role #11 - The Duke

    The Highest of Authority in Venice. A fair, and balanced individual who has a high respect for Othello as a public servant. His main purpose is to defuse the matter between Brabantio and the newlywed couple, before he send Othello to Cyprus.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 69
    Expiration Date: Aug 8, 2020

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