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UPDATE (December 5, 2017):

We have just notified actors who have been invited to callbacks, via email. If you did not receive an invitation to callbacks, that does not mean you are not cast. Once the cast has been finalized (some time next week), we will contact everyone who auditioned. (And thank you to everyone who came this weekend. We were delighted to see all of you!)


(Click to download PDFs)

Side #1 (Act 1 Scene 1 Antonio, Salarino, Solanio) 

Side #2 (Act 1 Scene 1 Lorenzo, Bassanio, Gratiano, Antonio)

Side #3 (Act 1 Scene 3 Shylock, Bassanio, Antonio)

Side #4 (Act 3 Scene 1 Shylock, Tubal)

Side #5 (Act 1 Scene 2 Portia, Nerissa, (Servingman))

Side #6 (Act 2 Scene 1 Morocco, Portia, (Nerissa))

Side #7 (Act 2 Scene 9 Arragon, Portia, Nerissa)

Side #8 (Act 5 Scene 1 Lorenzo, Jessica)

Side #9 (Act 2 Scene 5 Shylock, Lancelot, Jessica)

Side #10 (Act 2 Scene 2 Lancelot, Old Gobbo)

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for our eighth main stage production—The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Downey.

Audition Dates:
Saturday December 2nd, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm
Sunday December 3rd, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm
(Call backs Sunday December 10, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm.)

Location: Our rehearsal space near Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (Line #4) (see directions below)

Actors of all experience levels are welcome to audition. We are looking for a strong ensemble of actors who function well in a collaborative environment. This year we are not asking for prepared monologues. Auditionees will be asked to read from sides. The sides will be posted on the event page approximately one week before auditions. They do not need to be memorized. We highly recommend reading the entire play before the audition.

As in our past shows, we would like to incorporate a little bit of music into this play and will likely require a few people who can sing well. We will give all auditionees an opportunity to sing something in the audition if they wish (just a few bars, unaccompanied). Also, if you play a musical instrument, please bring it to the audition if possible.

To schedule your audition, email with your name, phone number, and preferred audition time.

AUDITION TIMES (choose 1):
Saturday December 2:
A: 1:00-1:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
B: 2:00-2:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
C: 3:00 - 3:50pm
D: 4:00 - 4:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
Sunday December 3:
A: 1:00-1:50pm
B: 2:00-2:50pm
C: 3:00 - 3:50pm
D: 4:00 - 4:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
***Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your audition time. There will be an audition form to fill out in the stairwell while you are waiting. (The rehearsal room will be a comfortable temperature, but the stairwell will be cold, so please dress accordingly.) Remember to allow yourself extra time to find the space.

Location Address: 4-8 Dongseong-dong, 1(il)-ga, Seongbuk-Gu (성북구 동선동 1가 4-8번지), 4th floor


Directions: Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (line #4). Go out exit 1. Turn right at the first major street going into the shopping area (at KB bank). Walk about 150 yards. Turn right at Tony Moly. Walk about 50 yards to VIP Bar or 7080 Bar on the right. Come up to the 4th floor.

Performances will be on the weekends of: April 28-29, May 5-6, and May 12-13 (2018) at Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul. 


First read-through: Saturday, January 13, 2017, 1-6pm.

Regular Rehearsal Times:
We have booked our rehearsal space for: Saturdays 1-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm, and Thursdays 7-10pm.
(Not everyone will be called at all times, and we will work our rehearsal schedule around actors’ schedules as much as possible. Please be aware that we may adjust this regular schedule or add additional rehearsal times if actors’ schedules make it necessary.)

(No rehearsals on February 15, 17, 18 because of Lunar New Year.)

We may have additional rehearsals in the theatre between our theatre load-in date (Wednesday, April 18) and our opening (April 28), depending on actors’ availability.

Tech Weekend:
Saturday April 21: All day (Hanging lights, etc. Actors are not needed on this day.)
Sunday April 22: All day (Tech/Dress Rehearsal—All actors must be at this rehearsal!)

***At the audition, be prepared to write down ANY and ALL your potential rehearsal conflicts, including work schedules, days that you will be away, etc.

**If you plan to travel for more than two weeks during the rehearsal period, you may still audition, but be aware that it may affect our ability to cast you.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns you may have. (


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