Silicon Valley Shakespeare and South Bay Musical Theatre are currently accepting audition submissions for
Pride and Prejudice
A play Mary Keith Medbery Mackaye, based on Jane Austen’s novel, as part of SBMT’s eStudio Zoom Readers Theatre production.
Director: Melissa Jones
Casting Director: Vinh G. Nguyen
Producer: Sara Dean & Angie Higgins
Production Manager: Tonya Duncan
Stage Manager: Alexandra Maisonneuve-Teixeira
For consideration, please submit your headshot & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14, 2021. Once submitted, you will be contacted with specific sides for a self tape callback, which will be due by January 18.
Link to the Script: Pride & Prejudice
February 1 – 12, 2021 from 7:00pm-10:30pm
Saturday February 13, 2021 at 8pm
Sunday February 14, 2021 at 3pm
Technical note: Rehearsals and performance will be conducted via Zoom. Please make sure that you have access to stable internet connection if cast. Access to green screen, mic helpful, but not required. SBMT & SVS can provide equipment if needed.
The program will be free to the theater community. All roles are volunteer and unpaid.
Silicon Valley Shakespeare & South Bay Musical Theatre are deeply committed to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their casting process and productions. We actively practice non-traditional and color-conscious casting in all our productions. We are seeking and highly encouraging all actors to submit, regardless of race/ethnicity, disability, body type, age, orientation, or gender/gender identity — especially for a show set in England in the 1800s.
ELIZABETH (Age: 20’s to early 40’s): the second daughter for the Bennets. “She had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous, with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister.”
DARCY (Age: 20’s to 40’s) of Pemberley, Derbyshire. “His manners, though well-bred, were not inviting.'”
JANE (Age: 20’s to early 40’s) the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. “Her mild and steady candour always pleaded allowances, and urged the possibility of mistakes.”
BINGLEY (age: 20’s to 40’s) of Netherfield, Hertfordshire, Darcy’s friend, sensible, good-humoured and lively.
BENNET (Age: 50+) of Longbourn. Father of Elizabeth, Jane, and other Bennet sisters. “An odd mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve and caprice.”
MRS. BENNET (Age: 50’s+) of Longbourn. Mother of Elizabeth and other Bennet sisters.. “A woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.”
LYDIA (Age: 20’s to late 30’s) the youngest daughter of the Bennets. “A favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age.”
WICKHAM (Age: 20’s to 40’s) an Officer in the Regiment. A fine countenance, “As false and deceitful as he is insinuating.”
COLLINS (age: 20’s to 40’s) a cousin of Mr. Bennet, and next to herit the Longbourn Estate. a clergyman – “endowed with pride, self-importance and humility.”
MISS BINGLEY (Age: 20’s to early 40’s) Sister of Mr. Bingley. “A very fine lady … but proud and conceited.”
CHARLOTTE LUCAS (Age: 20’s to early 40’s) Daughter of Sir William and Lady Lucas, and close friend of Elizabeth.
LADY CATHERINE DE BOURG (Age: 50’s+) Aunt of Darcy and Patroness of Mr. Collins. “Whatever she said, was spoken in so authoritative a tone as marked her self-importance.”
COLONEL FITZWILLIAM (age: 20’s to 40’s) Cousin to Darcy, “in person and address- most truly gentleman.”
SIR WILLIAM LUCAS (Age: 50’s+) an Intimate Friend and Neighbour of the Bennets.
COLONEL FORSTER– the Colonel of the Regiment Stationed at Meryton.
LADY LUCAS (Age: 50’s+) the wife of Sir William.
HILL—the Housekeeper at Longbourn
MARTHA—the Maid at Mr. Collins’s Parsonage
DENNY—Another Officer in the Regiment
HARRIS—the Butler at Longbourn
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A limited number of Acting Internships are available each season for emerging artists who are attending college or have recently graduated high school. Acting interns participate in professional mentoring as well as being cast in a production.
Regular rehearsals are held on weeknights, with specific call times at the director’s discretion and informed by actor availability. Typically, regular rehearsals begin no earlier than 6pm and conclude no later than 10pm. Some productions may feature special full-day rehearsals on Saturdays and/or briefer Saturday fight, dance, or music calls, as needed.
Schedule information specific to each production is provided to actors in advance, on a show-by-show basis. Actors are called only as needed, so not all actors are called for every rehearsal. Rehearsals are held either at a rehearsal hall in San Jose or at the performance venue.