Are You Interested To Cast In “Hamlet”? Apply Now

Torn Out Theater is now looking for lead characters that to feature in the show “Hamlet”

“Hamlet” Production Description

With an all-male cast, Torn Out Theater’s bold new production of “Hamlet” will make selective use of full nudity to explore justice, madness, and the imperative to pursue truth in spite of society’s constraints. The show will be performed in Prospect Park in August, with an option to extend to Central Park in September.
According to the company, “Our all-female ‘Tempest’ in summer of 2016 drew large audiences and was featured in the Guardian, Salon, and NBC News, among others. With our ‘Hamlet,’ we turn an eye toward the fraught and complex territory of male body image, aiming to promote body positivity through the use of nudity as a non-sexual storytelling mechanic. All roles in this production will require partial nudity. Some will require full nudity. All nudity in the production will be non-sexual. The safety and comfort of our actors is paramount. We will work with you continuously to ensure that your boundaries are established and maintained. Actors of all ethnicities and ages are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome submissions from actors with diverse body types.”

“Hamlet” Roles Audition For

“Hamlet” (Lead): Male, 18-35
The witty, morose, and unconventional Prince of Denmark. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Claudius (Lead): Male, 30+
The new king. Charming and appealing. Partial nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Gertrude (Supporting): Male, 30+
The Queen of Denmark (played by a male). Experience with mask work is a plus. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Ghost (Supporting): Male, 30+
The ghost of a warrior king. Handsome. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Ophelia (Supporting): Male, 18-35
Sensitive and romantic. Played by a male. Experience with mask work is a plus. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Laertes (Supporting): Male, 18-35
Brother of Ophelia, son to Polonius. Passionate, outspoken, and loyal. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Horatio (Supporting): Male, 18-35
Hamlet’s closest friend. Thoughtful and loyal. Full nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Polonius (Supporting): Male, 40+
Adviser to the king. Garrulous and didactic. Has spent his life playing the political game. Partial nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Rosencrantz (Supporting): Male, 18-35
Friend of “Hamlet”. Partial nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Guildenstern (Supporting): Male, 18-35
friend of Hamlet. Partial nudity is required for this role.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
Players (Supporting): Male, 18+
Three or four Players who will also play the roles of Bernardo, Fortinbras, Voltimand, the Gravediggers, and various Sailors and Gentlemen. Full nudity is required for the Players.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: Yes
” Hamlet” Rehearsal, Production Dates and Locations
Rehearses late June–early Sept. in NYC. Performance dates: Aug. 10–13 in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, with an option to extend to Central Park, Sept. 7–8.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays: $200–$300 depending on role. This production will run under the Equity Showcase Code (approval pending).
Key Details
Seeking talent from:
New York, NY

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