Bag&Baggage hires actors on a show-by-show basis as needed throughout the season, and show-specific audition details are posted on this page when available. Actors are auditioned by invitation only; if you are interested in submitting for consideration, please upload your headshot and resume below.
B&B annually attends the PATA General and PATA Unified Shakespeare Auditions, and offers a limited number of AEA contracts throughout the season. We strive to reflect the diversity of our community and our audience on our stage, and encourage actors of all types, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, and actors with disabilities to audition.
THE MEASURE OF INNOCENCE Casting Notice
Bag&Baggage Productions, a professional theatre based in Hillsboro, is seeking actors to fill multiple lead roles in our March 2020 world premiere production of Anya Pearson’s The Measure of Innocence, directed by Bobby Bermea. This piece is the second installment of B&B’s “Problem Play Project” commissioning Oregon-based theatre artists of color to adapt Shakespeare’s so-called “problem plays” through the lens of their own cultural background and social perspective. Anya Pearson’s The Measure of Innocence is adapted from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, and explores the systemically unjust criminal justice system in our country and our state.
BELLA – African-American female, 20’s. Claudio’s younger sister. Fighting for her brother’s release.
CLAUDIO – African-American male, late 20’s. Unjustly imprisoned.
JULIET – African-American female, early-late 20’s. Claudio’s girlfriend, pregnant.
LUCKY – African-American male, late 20’s-early 30’s. A friend of Claudio’s.
AEA Special Appearance contracts are available.
Additional supporting roles will be cast at a later date.
As a new commissioned work, the cast will be invited to participate in script development workshops in August and December of 2019.
The Measure of Innocence rehearsals begin on Monday, January 27, 2020, and are held Sundays from 12:00-6:00pm, and Monday/Tuesday/Wednesdays from 6:00-10:00pm. The show previews Thursday, March 5th and opens Friday, March 6th; performances run Thursday/Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through March 22nd. Performances and rehearsals will take place at The Vault Theater in downtown Hillsboro – reliable transportation or willingness to travel on the MAX or public transportation is essential. (The Vault is located one block from the Hillsboro Central stop on the MAX Blue Line.)
Auditions are by invitation only on Saturday, May 25th.
Interested artists are asked to submit the following for consideration:
1. A headshot (in jpg or pdf format – upload below)
2. A current resume (in pdf format – upload below)
3. Availability on the audition date (Saturday, May 25th) – include in the “notes” field below
All roles are paid under either an AEA Special Appearance contract, or an hourly rate of minimum wage or higher, based on rehearsal calls and performances (approximately $1750). Bag&Baggage is committed to the State of Oregon’s focus on paying an hourly wage for work by performing artists, so performers are paid as employees with taxes taken out of all wages.
Deadline for submission of resumes is Tuesday, May 21st at 12:00pm.
Auditions will take place at The Vault Theater at 350 E. Main St. in downtown Hillsboro. Artists invited to audition will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues, one Shakespeare and one contemporary, not to exceed two minutes.
B&B is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color.