Naked Shakespeare Auditions

Be a part of Naked Shakespeare’s First Friday shows this winter!

Actors interested in being a part of one of more of our upcoming First Friday shows are asked to prepare a Shakespearean monologue of no more than 20 lines. All shows will be performed on First Friday and additionally on the following Saturday. Actors receive a small stipend and lots of hands-on work playing with Shakespeare’s language. Naked Shakespeare shows are ensemble-based productions staged in the Ballroom at Mechanics Hall. Many actors play more than one part, and everyone is guaranteed some great text to work with. If you cannot make auditions on the 19th but are interested in being considered for one or more of these shows, please email Artistic Director Michael Levine at All roles will be cast gender neutral.

Auditions take place on Saturday, December 19th from 10am to 1pm

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CUPID’S ARROW (February 5 and 6, additional performance in Yarmouth on Feb. 10)
Love scenes between Benedick and Beatrice, Bottom and Titania, Touchstone and Audrey, and the love triangle of Viola, Olivia, and Orsino

Featuring scenes and monologues from some of Shakespeare’s most notorious characters, including Angelo, Iago, Timon, Coriolanus, Prospero, Falstaff, and Jaques

DRUNKS AND FOOLS (April 1 and 2)
The Eastcheap Tavern comes to life with ribald monologues and scenes from Falstaff and his cronies, the Tempest zanies, Launcelot Gobbo, Launce, the Gravediggers, and the Porter.