Actors and Technical for The Tempest

  • Auditions - Comedy & Drama
  • Boulder, CO
  • Job listing expires on: May 31, 2023

Website The Upstart Crow Theatre Company

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

presented by The Upstart Crow Theatre Company

Directed by Ed Castaldo


Auditions and technical position interviews are on May 10th & 17th from 4:30pm to 10:00pm at the Carsen Theater in the  Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, in Boulder.

Actors should register for an audition day at beforehand with a recent headshot and resume. Prepare a one to two minute Shakespearean monologue. We encourage you to choose a piece that best showcases your skills and range. In addition, please be prepared to read assigned scenes opposite other auditioners.

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-A completed Audition Form

-Proof of full vaccination against COVID19

NON-paid roles
NO Equity (union) contracts available


PROSPERO, the former duke of Milan, now a magician on a Mediterranean island
MIRANDA, Prospero’s daughter
ARIEL, a spirit, servant to Prospero
CALIBAN, an inhabitant of the island, servant to Prospero
FERDINAND, prince of Naples
ALONSO, king of Naples
ANTONIO, duke of Milan and Prospero’s brother
SEBASTIAN, Alonso’s brother
GONZALO, councillor to Alonso and friend to Prospero
ADRIAN courtiers in attendance on Alonso
TRINCULO, servant to Alonso
STEPHANO, Alonso’s butler
Players who, as spirits, take the roles of Iris, Ceres, Juno, Nymphs, and
Reapers in Prospero’s masque, and who, in other scenes, take the roles of
“islanders” and of hunting dogs.

*Most characters we encounter in classical theatre are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns. However,  our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

The Upstart Crow does not discriminate against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, native language, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability.


Rehearsals: 7pm-10pm Mondays – Thursdays, beginning Monday, July 17th  at  The Natural Funeral Home, 102 W Chester Street in Lafayette.

Performances: Tech is Monday-Wednesday September 4 – 6.  Performances are Thursday – Sunday September 7 – 17 at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, in Boulder.

Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.

Questions About Auditions:

Auditions and Performances will be LIVE and IN PERSON unless new Public Health regulations dictate otherwise.

For any questions please contact:

Ed Castaldo, director


The Carsen Theatre at the Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder

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