Audition notice: Hedda

We will hold callbacks for Lucy Kirkwood’s Hedda, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler set in present day London, in January of 2019. The production rehearses beginning the first week of April and runs May 8 to June 2 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, where Jobsite is resident theater company.

The following roles are all available:

Julia Tesman (who doubles later as a cleaning woman) – Late 30s to early 40s, “would have been a very good mother. She buys her clothes on the basis of how well they will wash as opposed to how good they look.” George’s older sister. Some (Hedda) might call her a bit “dowdy,” or “dated.”

George Tesman – 30s. An Oxford scholar and professor, recently promoted. Slightly geeky, slightly hipster. Insecure.

Hedda Gabler – 30s. Prone to irritability, slightly caustic. Magnetically destructive. Possibly physically brittle.

Thea Eldridge – Late 20s. a “traditionally” pretty woman with blonde hair, but a bit exhausted and distressed.

Toby Brack – 30s-early 50s. A sleek, formidable solicitor. Powerful. A user. Self-absorbed.

Eli Longford –  30s. A handsome man, but tired and wasted. Darkly captivating. A rough, loose canon.


Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Use of London urban/suburban (think more posh and not lower class/Cockney) dialects preferred at the callbacks but will be requisite for the production. Experience in this area preferred. AEA and non-AEA contracts available, but only locally from the Tampa Bay region. All roles are paid. Interested parties should send a headshot and resume to auditions AT jobsitetheater DOT org with “Hedda Auditions” in the subject line.


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