Confetti Stage Auditions for “King Lear”

Confetti Stage will hold auditions for King Lear by William Shakespeare February 12th & 13th 2018 at the Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany NY. Sign in time for auditions will be 6:30pm. Actors will be asked to participate in movement and improv exercises. Actors are not asked to prepare monologues, as sides will be provided. Comfortable clothes and shoes should be worn, and everyone should be prepared to stay for the entirety of the audition. All roles are open and alternative casting will be given consideration. Performance dates will be:

Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 PM
Sunday April 29th at 2 PM
Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 4th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 5th at 7:30 PM
Sunday May 6th at 2pm


King Lear –  King of Britain and the protagonist of the play
Cordelia – Lear’s youngest daughter, disowned by her father for refusing to flatter him.
Goneril – Lear’s ruthless oldest daughter and the wife of the duke of Albany
Regan –  Lear’s middle daughter and the wife of the duke of Cornwall
Gloucester –  A nobleman loyal to King Lear whose rank, earl, is below that of a duke.
Edgar – Gloucester’s older, legitimate son. Edgar plays many different roles.
Edmund – Gloucester’s youngest illegitimate son.
Kent – A nobleman who is loyal to King Lear.
Albany – The husband of Lear’s daughter Goneril, good at heart, but indecisive and lacks foresight.
Cornwall – The husband of Regan, domineering, cruel, and violent.
Fool – Lear’s jester.
Oswald – The steward, or chief servant to Goneril.

Anyone with questions, please contact the director, Linda Shirey at

Confetti Stage, Inc
Please join us for our upcoming production of Private Fears in Public Places, (written by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by John Nickles) at The
Albany Masonic Hall on Friday, February 9th – 11th and February 16th -18th. Sunday Matinees at 2 PM; all other Performances at 7:30 PM. Tickets on sale here:

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