Double Bill: Audition Information

Double Bill

written and directed by Michael Anderson

Double Bill is a meta-Shakespeare showcase of short scenes, in two parts. We are looking for a diverse cast of 10-12 actors to devise and perform new material collaboratively. Michael Anderson is the general impresario, but each cast member is welcome to contribute. We especially need the voices of actors of color, women, and queer folks who care about Shakespeare.

Audition Dates

  • Sunday, September 11, 7-10pm

  • Tuesday, September 13, 7-10pm

General Audition Info

For the first half of your audition, you will be asked to read sides. For the second half, we’ll ask you to talk about reactions you’ve had watching or performing Shakespeare, where its 16th Century origins created a problem for enjoying the play. How did you deal with it? Could you do a short scene about it that’s funny, entertaining, and non-preachy?

You should review all the audition sides, as you may be asked to read any of them during your audition and you may not have time for further review at that point. Copies will be provided. If there is a side you would especially like to read, please note that on your audition form and we will try to accommodate your request.

Also: can you do a Humphrey Bogart/Brutus impression? Whoopi Goldberg/Cleopatra? Samuel L. Jackson/Lady Macbeth? Marlon Brando/Hamlet? Rupaul/Puck? Bring it. Feel free to propose your own.

Audition Materials: Character descriptions and audition information (including sides) are provided in advance. If you have trouble accessing these files, please email and we will send them to you.

Casting: All roles are open and available to actors of every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a diverse cast for this show including members from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Though characters have a listed gender, actors of all genders will be considered.

Audition Info including character descriptions

Audition Sides (scenes and monologues)

Please fill out the audition form in advance and send a copy to or bring to your audition. If you are unable to fill out an audition form in advance, copies will be available at auditions. Please make sure to bring your personal calendar to indicate conflicts on our schedule.

Performance dates are May 12-28.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please fill in the form below to make an appointment. Be prepared to stay for the full hour of your time slot. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your form.

Audition Location: Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville – just up College Ave. from the Davis Square T stop.

The audition space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.