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Auditions (Edmonton): “Othello” – Walterdale Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): “Othello” – Walterdale Theatre

Othello, Walterdale Theatre

Muscular, gender-bending, Mad Max-inspired… set in post-apocalyptic Venice and Cyprus!

Director: Anne Marie Szucs | Assistant Director: John Anderson

Movement/Fight Director: Janine Waddell | Master Designer: Kat Evans

Walterdale Theatre | Othello Auditions

Performance Dates: February 8-18, 2017.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, October 16 & Monday, October 17, 2016.
  • 6 – 10pm at Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Avenue.


  • Saturday, October 22, 2016.
  • 1 – 5pm at Walterdale Theatre.

Rehearsals will begin in late October. There will be a Christmas break, but you can expect an intense rehearsal schedule as this play has many physical and intellectual challenges. Please do not take on any other theatrical commitments from mid-October until the end of our production in mid-February.

The Play: Come join us in a muscular, gender-bending, Mad Max-inspired take on Shakespeare’s classical tragedy. Set in post-apocalyptic Venice and Cyprus, Othello succumbs to Iago’s villainy and destroys his and Desdemona’s lives.

Casting Requirements: Our production will utilize inclusive casting; we are open to casting all roles with artists who may not reflect the original description in terms of ethno-cultural identity, gender, or sexual identity. Tattoos and body piercings are welcome as is openness to altering your hairstyle. Most actors will need to be physically able to handle movement and stage combat requirements. Adults (18+) only please.

Lead Characters: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, Cassio, and Brabantio.

Other Characters: Duke of Venice, Montano, Bianca, Lodovico, Gratiano, and Ensemble.

Audition Expectations: You will be auditioning with a group of 5 other actors in a two-part audition: prepared and cold readings AND movement.

Please download any online version of the script and read several times to familiarize yourself with the play and its characters.

To book an audition, please contact Anne Marie Szucs at In your audition request, please indicate which character(s) you are interested in. You will receive information on how to best prepare for your audition as well as your time slot. Drop-ins are also welcome. Those auditioning should be prepared to submit a resume, headshot, and availability times.

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