Audition Information

Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood

by Adam Szymkowicz

directed by Paulina Martz

Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood is a joyful, diverse, heartfelt and hilarious play. It explores themes of gender-expression, and the experiences of those of marginalized genders, and how to find out who you are and who you love; all wonderfully juxtaposed within the familiar story of Robin Hood. This slapstick Monty-Python-esque farce is rife with sword fights, thumb-wrestling matches, characters in disguise, and endless surprises.

Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble?

Audition Dates

General Audition Info

Auditions will consist of cold scene readings. 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.

Audition Materials: Character descriptions and audition information (including sides) are provided in advance. If you have trouble accessing these files, please email auditions@theatreatfirst.org 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.
Characters are described as they present in the play and should be played by someone comfortable with presenting as the gender identity of that role. None of these roles need to be played by someone who identifies as cis-gendered.

Audition Info and character descriptions

Audition Sides (scenes and monologues)

Performance dates are Saturdays and Sundays in June.

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.

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.