NH Community Theatre Festival Play entry:
Shakespeare’s Dead Dames
Comedy by David Overton
Directed by Amy Friedman
The New Hampshire Community Theatre Festival is an adjudicated one-act play competition
Saturday, August 19
Old Town Hall, Bedford, NH
Actors must have the entire weekend free in case there are enough entries to expand the festival to two days.
Auditions will take place at Actorsingers Hall at 219 Lake Street in Nashua, NH on:
- Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8 pm
If you can’t make the audition, contact director Amy Friedman. We may be able to find an alternate time, before the audition date.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Audition sides are here.
Audition form is here. Please complete and submit the form before coming to auditions.
Once a week to start and, if needed, twice a week close to show date. We will not conflict with rehearsals for Actorsingers teen or fringe shows if anyone cast is also in those shows. Rehearsal days currently planned are specified in the audition form. We are leaning towards Friday nights because we have a rehearsal space available but we are flexible and will take into consideration availability of actors and space.
After their in-performance deaths, six female Shakespearean characters find themselves in a holding area until the play they are a character in gets revived by another Shakespeare company so that they can (re)live their tragedy over (and over) again. It’s a comic romp that evokes Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit meets Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author meets Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Flexible, gender-blind casting for 7 actors. We hope to have a multi-gender cast.
TAMORA: From the play Titus Andronicus. Sensible.
JOAN (of Arc): From the play Henry VI, pt. 1. Resolute. Speaks in French and English with a French accent.
JULIET: From the play Romeo and Juliet. Melodramatic
LADY MACBETH: From the play Macbeth. Paranoid.
OPHELIA: From the play Hamlet. Unhinged. Singer.
CLEOPATRA: From the play Antony and Cleopatra. Haughty and sensual.
DIRECTOR: Affected, British accent. Pretentious and lofty.
Please contact director Amy Friedman with any questions:
We are unfortunately still living through the COVID-19 pandemic. While masks will be optional, we ask that you remain mindful of yourself and those around you. Your health and safety will remain a top priority to the team at all times.