Audition Information

Auditions for King of Shadows by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Flat Earth Theatre seeks actors for its Summer 2019 production of King of Shadows by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love, Riverdale, Abigail/1702, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), directed by Michael Hisamoto. A small stipend for cast members will be offered.

Show Summary:

Well-intentioned grad student Jessica unwittingly stumbles into a strange, sordid fantasy when she invites runaway teen Nihar into her home. The fanciful tale he weaves unveils a debauched realm of exploitation and terror that threatens to unravel Jessica’s privileged worldview, but is any of it true, or merely the delusions of a troubled young mind? Drawing from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's King of Shadows​ conjures a world more strange than true; a distempered fairyland which seeps through the cracks of reality.

Show Info:

  • Performance Dates - June 7 – 22, 2019
  • Performance Location - The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.
  • Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals aim to start in April. Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings, with some weekend rehearsals possible. All rehearsals prior to tech week will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave., Watertown.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held on Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Avenue, Watertown. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 6th, 7:00pm–10:00pm.

The following half-hour audition slots are available:

  • Monday, 12/3 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 12/3 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 12/3 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 12/3 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 12/3 at 9:00pm
  • Monday, 12/3 at 9:30pm
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, 12/4 at 9:30pm

To request an audition slot, please email your headshot and résumé and your top two preferred audition times to [email protected]. Slots will be limited to six performers each, though we will make every effort to accommodate your first choice. If necessary, other arrangements can be made with the director, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Actors should be prepared to read sides from the script (which will be emailed with audition scheduling confirmations). No monologue is required.

Character Descriptions

Ages are approximate, and actors able to portray the specified ages are encouraged to audition.

  • Nihar – Teen, Male, of South Asian descent. A teenage runaway living on the streets of San Francisco.
  • Jessica – 20s, Female, any ethnicity (not South Asian). A graduate student.
  • Eric – 20s—30s, Male, any ethnicity (not South Asian). Jessica’s boyfriend, a San Francisco police officer.
  • Sarah – Teen, Female, any ethnicity (not South Asian). Jessica’s younger sister, a high-school student.