Tuesday, September 6, 2016


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Shakespeare Theatre seeks child actors for upcoming production of RICHARD III

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking child actors to play the two young princes in its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Paul Mullins.

The production begins performances October 5 and continues through November 6.

Director Paul Mullins is seeking young male actors of any ethnicity, between the ages of 8 and 12, with some previous Shakespeare experience preferable.

Rehearsals for the princes will begin in mid-September and are held at The Shakespeare Theatre’s support facility, located at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park.

The actors must be available for evening performances Tuesdays to Sundays, with afternoon matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as several student matinees, which are performed during school hours. Every effort will be made to keep school-hour rehearsal time to a minimum and the roles will be double cast so that the young actors are only performing 4-5 times a week.

For more information, or if interested in auditioning for the role, please contact: Ms. Austin Holt Casting@ShakespeareNJ.org (973) 845-6785

The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, serving 100,000 adults and children annually, it is New Jersey’s only professional theatre company dedicated solely to Shakespeare’s canon and other world classics. Through its distinguished productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F. M. Kirby Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Shubert Foundation and Drew University, as well as contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals. The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation is generously providing major support for this production of Richard III.

MAIN STAGE:         
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre            
36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Rd.)           
Madison, NJ           
(on the campus of Drew University)           
TICKETS & INFO:  Call (973) 408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org