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Groundling Theatre company is seeking performers for their 2018 production of King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by Graham Abbey. Rehearsals will start in December, 2017.

We are auditioning for the roles of:

The roles of Lear, Fool, Edgar, Kent and Gloucester have already been cast. This show will require actors to perform several minor roles alongside their principle role. As music will be a key part of the production any and all musical skills are most welcome.


Please email a headshot and resume to by Friday April 21, 2017.
Please indicate in the subject line if you are Equity or non-Equity, your name and the role you would like to be considered for. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Auditions will be held Sunday April 23, 2017. If selected, you will be asked to prepare one Shakespearean monologue. We also ask that you be prepared to read a scene that corresponds to the character you are auditioning for. The scenes have been selected from The Arden Shakespeare, Complete Works, Revised Edition and will be indicated when an audition time is confirmed.

Founded in 2011 by acclaimed stage, TV and film actor Graham Abbey, Groundling Theatre Co. is a Toronto based theatre company committed
to producing imaginative, original and accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays as well as works inspired by Shakespeare, in an effort to educate and inspire a new generation of audiences and artists. By taking Shakespeare out of its traditional context Groundling Theatre hopes to re-examine and re-interpret the canon, allowing audiences old and new alike to relate the timeless themes contained in Shakespeare's plays to their own world and the issues relevant to a contemporary Canadian context.

Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

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