Oldcastle Theatre Company located in Bennington VT announces auditions for 2021 Season

CONTRACT: LOA Salary pending agreement (LOA ref. LORT)

SEEKING: Equity Principal Actors for all roles for 49th Season at Oldcastle Theatre Company:

Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron

Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen

Turn of the Screw adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher based on story by Henry James

Please record a 1-2 minute monologue, Contemporary or Classic depending on which show(s) you are interested in. Please slate before your monologue with full name and title of piece. Submit a link to the recording (do not attach the recording file) along with your headshot and resume. Please ensure that you provide any necessary passwords to access video links. All submissions should be sent to casting@oldcastletheatre.org. DEADLINE: 5pm ET April 30, 2021.

No submissions accepted after deadline.
Deadline: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 (EDT)

SUBMIT TO: casting@oldcastletheatre.org

PERSONNEL: Oldcastle Theatre Artistic Director – Nathan Stith (directing
Visiting Mr. Green and Shakespeare’s Will)
Oldcastle Theatre Assoc. Artistic Director – Rick Howe
Director for Turn of the Screw – Jillian Aremenante

Callbacks will be held online.
Visiting Mr. Green: Rehearsals June 22. Runs July 9-18
Shakespeare’s Will: Rehearsals July 20. Runs August 6-15
Turn of the Screw: Rehearsals August 17. Runs September 3-12

Oldcastle Theatre Company will be performing indoors at our downtown
Bennington theatre. All safety protocols will be strictly followed.
Housing is in brand new private studio apartments 1/2 block from


Visiting Mr. Green
Recently widowed Mr. Green is hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner. A judge orders Ross to pay weekly visits to Mr. Green to help with groceries and other needs. What begins as a kind of ODD COUPLE comedy about two men who don’t want to be around each other, evolves into a moving and touching drama about love, family, and human connection. Mr. Green: 86. Jewish retired dry cleaner. Recently widowed.
Ross Gardiner: 29. Jewish. American Express executive.

Shakespeare’s Will
Written by Canadian playwright Vern Theissen, this one-woman show explores the life of William Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway. The play examines the love Anne had for her husband and her children, the challenges she had to overcome, and the sacrifices she made for him.
Anne: A woman of indeterminate age. Actor must be skilled with lyrical poetry and be able to handle a one-person show. This is an emotionally demanding role and requires a highly skilled performer.

Turn of the Screw
Adapted from the story by Henry James, Turn of the Screw is a 2-hander which tells the story of a young governess who is sent to an English manor to care for two recently orphaned children. While there she begins to see the ghosts of the former governess and a sadistic valet. But are the ghosts real or just figments of her imagination?
The Woman: Plays the governess. 20-30s. Attractive.
The Man: Plays all other roles. 30s-50s. Skilled at physically and vocally creating dynamic and unique characters.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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