“The Last Wife” Audition Info and Casting Breakdown

By Kate Hennig

Directed by Kelly Galvin

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Seeking male and female Equity and non-Equity performers for “The Last Wife” by Kate Hennig.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 10a-2p and Monday, May 8th at 10a-2p at the WAM Theatre offices, 56 Church St, 2nd Floor (above Bistro Zinc Restaurant – enter the door on the left side when facing the front of the building), Lenox, MA – Parking available on the street or in lot behind building. Callbacks will be Monday, May 8 from 2:30-6pm.

Equity actors will be hired on a Small Professional Theatre Agreement contract, category 3. Non-Equity professional actors will be hired on a contract directly with WAM Theatre at the same weekly rate as SPT, category 3.

First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Performances run October 13-November 5, 2017.

Rehearsals will take place in Studio 1 of the Elayne Bernstein Production Center at Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240.

All performances will take place at Elayne Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240.

Submissions: WAM Theatre invites interested professional actors to submit a resume and headshot (as PDF and JPEG attachments) to Hope Rose Kelly, General Manager, at hope@wamtheatre.com with ‘Submission: The Last Wife’’ in the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an Equity (EPA) audition call. We cannot schedule appointments for EMC candidates and Non-Equity actors but we encourage and welcome EMC/non-Eq to show up in person on the day of the audition and they will be seen in the first available opening of the day.

Actors should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue (memorized) and bring headshot and resume to the audition. Script available upon request.

Please also be prepared to read from the script if time permits. Sides and script will be provided at the audition. Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 8th 2:30-6p and will include an opportunity to delve into the sides.

The play is a contemporary reimagining of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. Actors should speak in their own voices and accents; actors of diverse backgrounds will be considered for all roles.


Kate (Katherine Parr) – Any ethnicity, in her 30s. A Lady of the Court, later a Queen. Brilliant, strategic, strong. Fighting for authority over her own life.

Bess* – Any ethnicity, 11-14yrs. *This role will likely be cast with an adult actor (18 or older) but younger actors are welcome to audition. A princess. Naive, lively, wants to be loved. Eager to know how she fits in.

Mary – Any ethnicity, late 20s. A Princess. Whip smart, impulsive, vulnerable. She is wary of being hurt.

Henry – Any ethnicity, in his 50s. A King. Confident, unapologetic, “a bull in a china shop”. Always protecting his power.

Thom – Any ethnicity, late 30s. A Naval Officer. Sensual, passionate, ambitious. He wants it all.

Eddie – Any ethnicity, 6-9yrs. A prince. Thoughtful, sensitive, clever. Feels secure in the world as he knows it.