Auditions: Comedy of Errors


  • Mon, Feb 27, 2017 – Tue, Feb 28, 2017 7pm.

LOCATION: TheatreNow - 19 S 10th St

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“Looking for Vaudeville Acts, ‘Twins’ and Actors for Shakespeare Production” Dram Tree Shakespeare announces plans to produce William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors this April in downtown Wilmington, NC. The production will be directed by Philadelphia based guest director, KC MacMillan. Local actor & director, Don Baker will produce. Auditions will take place at 7pm Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 at TheatreNOW at 19 S. 10th Street downtown, Wilmington, NC with callbacks on Wednesday, March 1. Actors are asked to bring a headshot and resumé and to prepare a short monologue, sonnet or text in verse (90 seconds or less/approximately 24 lines of text, need not be memorized). Callbacks will consist of readings from the script. Approximately 20 adult roles. There are no roles for children at this time. All roles are currently available. Actors interested in auditioning would need to commit to rehearsals throughout March and April. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm from April 13-April 30, 2017 at the DREAMS Garage at 10th and Fanning in Downtown, Wilmington, NC. Ms. MacMillan’s concept for the show incorporates comedic tropes and concepts ripped right from the Vaudeville tents so she’s looking for performers of all types to fill out the cast of characters. Looking for traditional Vaudevillian talents or unusual performance talents and all ages to be in the ensemble and two sets of twin characters—need some lookalikes! Traditional Vaudevillian talents would include: playing a musical instrument, juggling, singing & dancing, partner acts, tumbling, hat moves, unicycle, stand-up or slapstick comedy. Unusual talents don’t need to require lots of skill, so long as it’s fun; think David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” Also looking for a pet that can do tricks, or is comfortable in front of lots of people? The first portion of the evening’s audition will consist of sharing these performance skills in a loose, informal showcase on the TheatreNOW stage. The public is invited to attend. TheatreNOW bar will be open. Afterwards all actors will be invited to perform their prepared audition pieces. All are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience with Shakespeare as there will be time in rehearsal for building actor confidence in understanding and speaking verse and building skills that can be used in all aspects of acting life. For more information about Dram Tree Shakespeare or for questions about auditioning, please contact Dram Tree at or call 910.726.3545. You can also visit our website at to fill out audition, volunteer or production forms or for general information about the company. AUDITION FORM LINK