Revenger's Tragedy: Audition Info

The Revenger's Tragedy

by Thomas Middleton

directed by Mary Parker

The Revenger's Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent and ridiculous, and the heroes are little better than the villains. This production will be set in a 1940s failing circus to enhance the performative nature of revenge (and also because it is fun!). The people in the story have lived and toured with each other for most of their lives, so this cast will be encouraged to form a real ensemble. The characters know each other much too well, and long-simmering resentments are about to boil over.

There are also clowns, so please consider this a coulrophobia warning.

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Audition Dates

  • Monday, May 20, 7-10pm
  • Tuesday, May 21, 7-10pm

General Audition Info

Auditions will consist of cold scene readings. You do not need to prepare a monologue.

All of the characters are open to any actor regardless of age, race, or gender. Special skills like singing, juggling, or fancy yoga poses are appreciated, but not required. This is an old play, from Shakespeare's time, so the language is similar to Shakespearean dialogue.

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.

Audition Info and 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 September 13–15 and 19–22.

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.