The Taming of the Shrew (Shit-Faced Shakespeare)
by Magnificent Bastard Productions

Sep. 30 - Oct. 01 (2019)

Shit-faced Shakespeare® is currently casting for the AUSTIN production of their hit show, Shit-faced Shakespeare® — one of the UK’s most successful shows, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe since 2010. In direct collaboration with the original UK team, the AUSTIN branch of the company has played to sold out houses in town for over four years, and is now looking to add to our merry band. An entirely serious Shakespeare play with a single drunken actor thrown into the mix, the show involves real Shakespeare, real drinking, and genuine, frantic improvisation from the rest of the sober actors.

Magnificent Bastard Productions and Pigeon Cry Productions announce auditions for the international smash hit, and Austin’s best drinking show, Shit-faced Shakespeare®! We are currently casting for our run of The Taming of the Shrew.
Can you speak the speech? Can you create a couplet on the spot? Can you keep the show going if a tipsy Brutus decides to propose to Caesar instead of stabbing him?
Show us. Read for us. Join the fun.
Auditions: MONDAY, September 3th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: Spider House Ballroom (2908 Fruth Street, Austin)
Auditions: TUESDAY, October 1st from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: Spider House Ballroom (2908 Fruth Street, Austin)
Callbacks: WEDNESDAY, October2nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Spider House Ballroom (2908 Fruth Street, Austin)
Contracted work:
The Taming of the Shrew :: November 1, 2019 to December 28, 2019
Rehearsals from November 1 to November 13, opens November 14 and closes December 28 (no show on Thanksgiving Day)
The Taming of the Shrew:: January 13, 2020 to February 29, 2020.
Rehearsals from January 13 to January 22, opens January 23, closes February 29
Productions will be cast separately so actors with availability for EITHER are being sought.
Pay is set at $200 per week with an expectation of 3 shows per weekend (Thursday - Saturday) and a 10 day rehearsal period with a $200 stipend.
FEMALE, playing age 21-40 (any ethnicity)
MALE, playing age 21 - 40 (any ethnicity)
Seeking Non-Equity actors / comics / improvisers, any body type, any gender, any ethnicity and any accent. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to submit/audition. Must be 21 years old to join the ensemble.
We are seeking top quality performers who are genuinely lovely, naturally funny, great with classical text, happy to integrate with a group of established performers and (ideally) a tremendously pleasant drunk! Full details of the drinking requirements, cast rotation policy, safeguarding measures and preview process will be given to those cast.
Please do not apply if you are uncomfortable with any aspects of our work. We are only interested in seeing people happy to commit fully to the nature of our show and who respect the care we take to ensure the safety and health of our cast and crew. Magnificent Bastard Productions have been safely and happily producing Shit-faced Shakespeare® since 2010 and we are looking for the right members to grow our large and international family of occasionally inebriated thespians.
Please apply only if you have flexibility and availability to work most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights that are listed in the production run dates. We are only interested in seeing people who are able to fully commit to our very unique show and who respect the care we take to ensure the safety and health of our cast, crew and audience.
To schedule an audition, please submit a headshot and resume, as well as a requested time to with the subject line ‘{ATX} SEPTEMBER 2019 Submission’. We will do our best to accommodate the requests. We are only looking for professional actors with professional experience and/or professional training.
For the audition, please prepare two pieces: 1 minute comedic monologue and a 1 minute dramatic monologue from Shakespeare, and be prepared to read from sides provided.


​Enjoy Shakespeare responsibly!