Riot Act, Inc. Hosts Auditions for Lear

What: Lear by William Shakespeare

When: Tues. Dec. 5 and Thurs, Dec. 7 from 7pm to 9pm and Sat. Dec. 9 from 2p to 5p

Where: Riot Act Studio, 3rd Floor Center for the Arts

Auditions for Lear by William Shakespeare will be held Tues. Dec. 5 and Thurs, Dec. 7 from 7pm to 9pm and Sat. Dec. 9 from 2p to 5p at  Riot Act Studio, 3rd Floor Center for the Arts.  

Join us for Auditions!  Everyone welcome!

Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its production of Lear by William Shakespeare.  The performances will run March 6-10, 2023 on the Center Mainstage.  The show is helmed by director Macey Mott.  Linda Rode will fill the part of Lear.  All other parts open and will be cast during auditions.

Parts will be assigned to the best person for the role, not based on gender, age, or race.  Intimidated by Shakespearian language?  Don’t be.  We will take time to dissect the language and its meaning so you can be fearless on stage.  Some people will be cast in multiple roles to bring the many cameos and smaller characters to life.

Play description:

Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It is based on the mythological Leir of Britain. Lear, in preparation for old age, divides her power and land between two of her daughters. He becomes destitute and insane and a proscribed crux of political machinations. 

Would you like to check out a fun summary of the play?  Click Here for Stick-Figure Lear  


Auditions will consist of cold readings and optional prepared monologues.  Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts including work schedule through March 11, 2024.  If you would like to schedule an audition time, please contact Riot Act, Inc. to do so.  Otherwise please arrive at the beginning of audition times.  If you are not able to make auditions but still would like to audition, please contact us to set up another time.  If you have a headshot and resume, please bring them.  If you would like to read the script before auditions, please let us know.

We are also still looking for a stage manager and designers, if you are interested in helping out on the production team.  Please contact us for more information.

For more information, contact or 307-203-9067.  Hope to see you there!