Auditions for a Fringe show Based on Hamlet - A Little Water

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Cardboard Suitcase Productions is seeking actors for our Fringe show “A Little Water.” The show will be an exploration of the character of Ophelia from “Hamlet.” We are seeking a diverse group of actors who are keen to experiment with a classical text. Please note that while you may be cast as a “lead” character, you would also perform as a part of the whole ensemble during parts of the production.

We are seeking actors that can play:


King Claudius



Queen Gertrude

And members of the Ophelia Ensemble

Please be aware that this production will be partially devised and we will be working with text in an unfiltered manner. Shakespeare’s text contains physical, emotional, and mental violence. The show will deal with both suicide and suicidal ideation. We work to create a very safe space for actors to rehearse in, but we do ask that auditionees review their comfort level with addressing these topics before auditioning.

Please note that the Fringe Festival requires all participants to be full vaccinated against Covid 19 – please attach proof of Vaccination to your initial email.

Important Dates

Audition Information:

Dates and Times – Monday 20th June and Tuesday 21st June from 6:30pm – 10 pm

Location – The Phoenix Theatre 2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

We will be offering 15-minute audition time slots.


We will be rehearsing during evenings (except Fridays) after 6pm, and on weekends. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.

Please note that we do not have our tech rehearsal time from the Fringe yet, so we ask that cast members please provide us with maximum availability for the first week of August, and we will do our best to accommodate.


Fringe Performance Dates and Times:

August 5 at 7:00 PM
August 7 at 4:00 PM
August 9 at 10:00 PM
August 11 at 5:30 PM
August 13 at 8:30 PM

To book an audition time please contact Penelope Parsons-Lord at with your audition availability. Once we have confirmed an audition date and time we will email you a short piece of text; there’s no need to memorize it but please come prepared to work with this text at the audition. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact information

Cardboard Suitcase Productions
Penelope Parsons-Lord

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Sunday, June 19
Posted June 10