waiting for godot auditions

Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20

Salem Theatre Company is looking for a diverse group of actors for Samuel Beckett’s infamous play Waiting for Godot directed by Catherine Bertrand.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 19 from 3pm-6pm and Monday, February 20 from 6pm-9pm.

On a country road towards the end of day, two clownish tramps wait and ponder their existence. By nightfall they're still waiting. And still pondering. Between vaudevillian exchanges they share metaphysical musings with one another. At the core of Godot is the herculean effort of Vladimir and Estragon to stave off the worldly despair as they embrace their absurd existence fully. Waiting for Godot expresses the ruthless and ridiculous behavior of two people waiting on their last hope.

Auditions are open to all genders, races and ages. All roles need to be filled: Vladimir, Estragon, Pozzo, Lucky, A Boy. The boy can be cast as a youth actor or smaller adult actor.

Actors should prepare a one minute monologue that captures themselves as true storytellers. These characters are very much clowns so physical comedy is encouraged!

Click here to sign up for an audition slot. All actors will automatically be given their first time slot. Actors will ONLY be notified IF their first slot is not available.

Please bring a resume and headshot or photo of yourself. Arrive ten minutes before your time slot to complete an audition form.

Performances will take place Thursday-Saturday April 20 - May 6. Rehearsals will vary based on schedules. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at Salem Theatre Company located in Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor - Suite 301, Salem MA. Click here for location details.

Send all questions to catherine@salemtheatre.com.