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Dragonfly Theater will perform two works from
William Shakespeare this summer:


All's Well that Ends Well
(July)
Troilus and Cressida
(August)

We will be holding auditions for both plays simultaneously. Feel free to audition for either - or both!

Our first round of auditions will take place April 23rd 5pm-9pm, 24th 3pm-5pm. If needed, Callbacks will be April 26th 7pm-9pm at Wollaston Congregational Church at 48 Winthrop Ave, Quincy. If needed, Callbacks will be April 26th 7pm-9pm at Wollaston Congregational Church. Appointments are strongly recommended; those without appointments will be seen in order of arrival. To obtain a time slot, please email office@dragonflytheater.net with a resume and headshot. If you are not available for audition dates and would like to be considered for a role, please email us a video audition along with your resume and headshot, we will email you back an audition form to be completed before consideration. Auditions will consist of preparing a Shakespearian monologue that you are familiar with (it doesn't need to be memorized), we will also have you give a cold reading.

We are looking to cast the following parts:

All's Well that Ends Well
(July)
Troilus and Cressida
(August)
Helena - The play's heroine. The orphan daughter of a great doctor, she is the ward of the Countess of Rousillon, and hopelessly in love with the Countess' son, Bertram. Her good qualities are attested to by nearly every character in the play, and events prove her a resourceful and determined woman, who is not easily discouraged by setbacks.

Bertram - The Count of Rousillon since the death of his father, and the Countess' only son. A handsome, well-liked young man, he proves to be an excellent soldier, but a cad in his relationship with Helena, who he unwillingly marries and quickly abandons.

Countess - The mother of Bertram, the mistress of Rousillon, and Helena's guardian, she is a wise, discerning old woman who perceives Helena's worth and rejoices when she marries Bertram. When Bertram treats Helena badly, the Countess is quick to condemn his behavior.

King of France - Bertram’s liege lord. He is deathly ill when the play begins, and is miraculously cured by Helena, who uses one of her father's medicines. Like the Countess, he loves Helena, and is appalled by Bertram's behavior.

Lafeu - An old French nobleman, who offers advice to the King and is friendly with the Countess. He is wise and discerning, perceiving both Helena's worth and Parolles' worthlessness.

Parolles - A companion of Bertram, he is a coward, a liar and a braggart, who pretends to be a great soldier when he is nothing of the sort. He is eventually exposed and disgraced.

Lords -  A genial French noblemen they serves in the Florentine army and becomes friends with Bertram. Aware of Parolles' character they plot to expose him for what he is.

Diana -  A young virgin in Florence, who Bertram attempts to seduce. She assists Helena in tricking him into sleeping with his lawful wife.

Widow -  Diana's mother.

Mariana -  A woman of Florence.

Duke of Florence -  The ruler of Florence, many French lords (including Bertram, Parolles, and Dumaine) volunteer to fight for him.

Clown -  An old servant of the Countess, who serves as a messenger and enjoys coarse, sexual humor.

Steward -  Another servant of the Countess.

Soldiers, and Gentlemen
Troilus -  A prince of Troy. The younger brother of Hector and Paris, he is a valiant warrior and an honorable man. He is also desperately in love with Cressida.

Cressida -  A beautiful young Trojan woman. The daughter of Calchas, a Trojan priest who defected to the Greek camp, she becomes Troilus's lover.

Hector -  A prince of Troy. The greatest warrior on the Trojan side—and matched in might only by Achilles himself—he is a hero to his entire city and is respected even by his enemies.

Ulysses -  One of the Greek commanders. A highly intelligent, even philosophical man, he is renowned for his cunning.

Pandarus -  Cressida's uncle. He serves as a go-between for Troilus and Cressida, acting as a kind of cheerful, bawdy pimp for his niece.

Thersites -  A deformed slave serving Ajax who has a vicious, abusive tongue.

Achilles -  The greatest of the Greek warriors, he is also an arrogant, vicious thug, who refuses to fight in the war whenever his pride is injured.

Ajax -  A Greek warrior, he is as proud as Achilles, but less intelligent and less skilled in battle.

Agamemnon -  The Greek general, and the elder brother of Menelaus.

Diomedes -  A Greek commander who seduces Cressida.

Paris -  A prince of Troy. His theft of Menelaus's wife, Helen, precipitated the Trojan War.

Menelaus -  A Greek commander, Agamemnon's brother, and the abandoned husband of Helen.

Helen -  Menelaus's wife. Her elopement with Paris led to the Trojan War.

Calchas  -  A Trojan priest, and Cressida's father. He defected to the Greeks in the early days of the war.

Aeneas -  A Trojan commander.

Nestor -  The oldest of the Greek commanders.

Cassandra  -  A Trojan princess and prophetess; she is considered mad.

Patroclus -  A Greek warrior. Achilles's best friend—and, it is suggested, his lover.

Priam  -  The king of Troy, and the father of Hector, Paris, and Troilus, among others
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Antenor -  A Trojan commander, he is exchanged for Cressida after his capture by the Greeks.

Helenus -  A prince of Troy.
Andromache  -  Hector's wife.

The Dragonfly Theater will not exclude anyone for any role due to race, sex, age or anything other than talent, drive, and availability. Actors who come to the first round of auditions will be cast first. If another round of auditions is needed they will be held by the same format. All performances will be presented and rehearsed in Dedham and Quincy. Rehearsals will run 2-3 nights a week, but not every actor will be called for every rehearsal.

Questions? Audition scheduling? Email office@dragonflytheater.net