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Taming of the Shrew (Taming of the Dude)

Outdoor Theatre Production: July 18 to August 3, 2024; Brampton ON

Taming of the Dude is a gender-swap of William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. This will be a tickle-trunk, outdoor performance which will travel to 3 parks in Brampton ON. Actors may be asked to perform 1-3 roles and the action of the play will stop for Q&As with the audience and include fun, improvised summaries of the acts. 

Louie the Goat Productions is committed to creating work that reflects the rich culture and diversity of the Brampton community. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness. We also strongly encourage artists to submit for the roles they feel align with their gender identity and/or gender expression. 

Commitment:

1 promo/photoshoot day, TBC

2-4 zoom calls for table work, TBC 

6 week in-person rehearsal (Mon, Wed, Fri evenings) 

Tech Week, July 15-17

3 weekend run, July 18-August 3 (Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings) 

Promotional events as required

Non-Union | PAID

Submission Guidelines and Dates:

Email headshot, resume, character preference, and audition time availability to info@louiethegoat.com

Contact: Yvonne Dhanoa 

Submission Deadline: February 29, 12:00 pm ET

Audition: March 2-3, 2024 between 10:30 am to 5:30 pm at Earnscliffe Recreation Centre

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Self-Tapes are accepted

 

Cast of Characters: 

Penelope (gender-swap of Petruchio) - A gentlewoman from Verona. She is good friends with Henrietta and is looking for a husband. (female, age 20+)

Nathaniel (gender-swap of Katherina) - The eldest son of Bethany. He is well known in Padua for his wild and brash behaviour; (male, age 20+)

Liliana (gender-swap of Lucentio) -  A young student from Pisa who has come to Padua to study at the university. She wants to marry Benjamin. (female, age 20+)

Teresa (gender-swap of Tranio) - Liliana's loyal servant from Pisa. She has been brought up in Victoria's household. (female, age 20+)

Henrietta (gender-swap of Hortensio) - Wants to marry Benjamin. She is good friends with Penolope and lives in Padua.  (female, age 20+)

Gabrielle (gender-swap of Gremio) - An old woman who wants to marry Benjamin. She is good friends with Bethany.  (female, age 35+)

Benjamin (gender-swap of Bianca) - The youngest son of Bethany. He is known in Padua for his beauty and mild nature. (male, age 18+)

Bethany (gender-swap of Baptista) - Mother to Nathaniel and Benjamin (female, age 35+)

Gwendolyn (gender-swap of Grumio) - Penelope's Servant. She lives in Verona. (female, age 20+)

Britannia (gender-swap of Biondello) - Liliana's second servant from Pisa.  (female, age 20+)

Victoria (gender-swap of Vincentio) - Liliana's mother. She lives in Pisa. (female, age 35+)

Widower - (gender-swap of Widow) - A widower, has long wanted to marry Henrietta. (male, age 35+)

Pedant - A scholar passing through Padua, is convinced by Teresa to impersonate Victoria.  (female, age 35+)

This production will be the third installment of Brampton’s Own Shakespeare Show. Our mandate is to highlight and develop artists from Brampton, ON. Therefore, preference will be given to artists who live in, or have a personal connection to, Brampton/Peel Region. Please include these details with your submission. 

 

Please prepare 1 comedic and 1 dramatic Shakespearean monologue, no more than 1 minute each. If you play an instrument or sing, please prepare a song of your choice, no more than 32 bars. 

Submission Deadline is February 29, 12:00 pm ET

​Email your headshot, resume, character preference, and audition time availability by clicking

the button below. 

Be sure to include if you have a personal connection to Brampton/Peel, or if you self-identify as a member of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness.

*If we receive funding from the OAC or CC, we will pay our artists according to the CAEA Indie 2.2 agreement.

Now HIRING Crew & FOH

We are actively seeking to fulfil a series of paid and volunteer positions for this summer's production of Taming of the Dude. Positions include: Production Manager, Sound Technician, Lighting Technician and Front of House. 

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