Auditions – Othello and Small Axe

Othello & Small Axe Auditions July 20
Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts
Winston V. Saunders Theatre
6 PM Thursday July 20 2017

Male audition pieces
Female audition pieces

Othello: Shakespeare’s tragedy about the Moor of Venice

Othello is looking for 5 men:

Brabantio: Desdemona’s father, a somewhat blustering and self-important Venetian senator. As a friend of Othello, Brabantio feels betrayed when the general marries his daughter in secret.

Duke of Venice: The official authority in Venice, the duke has great respect for Othello as a public and military servant. His primary role within the play is to make Othello tell his story of how he wooed Desdemona, and then to send Othello to Cyprus.

Montano: The governor of Cyprus before Othello.

Lodovico: One of Brabantio’s kinsmen, Lodovico acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus. He arrives in Cyprus with letters announcing that Cassio is to replace Othello as governor.

Graziano: Brabantio’s kinsman who accompanies Lodovico to Cyprus.

Men auditioning for Othello are encouraged to prepare a classical piece – Cassius, Iago or Hamlet


Small Axe: a new play by Nicolette Bethel about a prime minister, a civil servant, and the woman who comes between them

Small Axe is looking for 2 men and 1 woman:

Mallory King: the Prime Minister. Both brilliant and shrewd, but not a very nice man. He is planning how to save his nation and will stop at nothing in the process.
Age: late 40s-mid 50s

Henry James: The Director of Cultural Affairs. Brilliant, but naive. An idealist and a career civil servant, he is fighting for reparations for slavery. He’s Mallory King’s cousin, but that doesn’t mean that he gets special treatment. Or does it?
Age: late 40s-mid 50s

Delilah Lockhart: Mallory King’s lover and political operative. She’s sent to work with Henry James to be his deputy director of cultural affairs … and to be King’s spy. But not every scheme works out as it is intended.
Age: 30s

People auditioning for Small Axe are encouraged to prepare a contemporary piece

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