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Audition (Calgary): Artists Collective Theatre – Haunted House Hamlet

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Audition (Calgary): Artists Collective Theatre – Haunted House Hamlet


Artists Collective Theatre will be holding auditions for their touring production of Haunted House Hamlet, adapted and written by Peter Eliot Weiss. Haunted House Hamlet is directed by Amanda Liz Cutting.

Auditions will take place from 2-10pm on September 25th at The Morpheus Theatre Rehearsal Centre (3512 – 5th Avenue NW). Actors as asked to prepare a 1 minute Shakespearean monologue for their auditions. Callbacks will also take place on Sept 25 after auditions have been completed.

Actors MUST be available for daytime rehearsals, and be willing to partake in our Western Canadian tour. Accommodations will be provided for out of town performances. Actors cast in the production will also receive compensation.

Initial Performance Dates: October 20-22, 2017 and October 26-31, 2017. More to be announced.


It is present day, and your typical Canadian punk, Jimmy “Spider” McKuen, stumbles upon an old (haunted) mansion. There he meets none other than the Prince of Denmark himself, Hamlet. Enthralled in the classic tale he is reminded of from his brief school days, he follows Hamlet, Ophelia, and the rest of Shakespeare’s characters so far as to start talking in iambic pentameter! Haunted House Hamlet is designed so that audience members can structure their own experience of viewing it.

Character Breakdown

Hamlet: son of the late King, nephew to the present King
Horatio/Jimmy “Spider” McKuen: your typical Canadian punk
Ghost: of Hamlet’s father
Gertrude: Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother
Claudius: King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle
Laertes: Polonius’ son (optional male/female)
Ophelia: Polonius’ daughter
Polonius: Chief counsellor to the King (optional male/female)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern: Courtiers, friends of Hamlet (optional male/female)
Gravedigger: a Sexton (optional male/female)

To book your audition, please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “HHH auditions”.

Artists’ Collective Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from all qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.


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