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The Fools & Kings Project is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our fall production, "Hamlet". Michael Fleischer, Director. Melissa Meli and Vanessa Wendt, Producers.

Rehearsals will begin in August. Performances begin September 8th and will be Saturdays and Sundays through September 30th at Riverbank State Park Amphitheater and Summit Rock.

Seeking all ethnicities for the following roles:
***Please note in your submission if you play a musical instrument and/or sing***

Hamlet – M/F, 20’s- 30’s
Ophelia – F, 18+ to play late teens – 20’s
Gertrude – F, late 30’s – early 60’s
Claudius – M/F, late 30’s – early 60’s
Polonius – M/F, early 50’s+
Laertes/Guildenstern – M/F, 20’s – 30’s
Horatio/Rosencrantz – M/F, 20’s – 30’s
First Player/Osric – M/F, any age
Player/Lord/Gentlemen – M/F, any age 

*Doubling subject to change

**This is a non-union production. Small stipend.

Auditions will be held by appointment only on Saturday, July 21st from 10:00am – 4:00pm in mid-Manhattan. Callbacks will be Saturday, July 28th from 10:00am – 4:00pm in mid-Manhattan. 

Please send headshot and resumes via e-mail to by Tuesday, July 17th.

Late submissions will NOT be considered.

**Please note that if you have already submitted through Backstage or Playbill for this production, you do NOT need to send us your headshot and resume again**


Behind the Scenes

With the entire Shakespearean canon to produce, we are going to need all sorts of behind-the-scenes help! If you are interested in directing, stage managing, or helping with props, costumes, marketing, etc, please let us know! You can reach us at  or subscribe to our mailing list for announcements about upcoming shows and opportunities.