Auditions for Arts’ Nest Queered Classics Series: Hamlet

The Queered Classics Series through Glowing Ember aims to normalize queer relationships and build community by telling stories with queer characters, that aren’t centralized around being queer. This spring, they will be putting a queer twist on the classic drama Hamlet.

We encourage and welcome people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities to audition.

The roles of Ophelia and Gertrude will go to female identifying folks. All other roles are open to all genders, ethnicities, and abilities. Character pronouns will be changed to align with the actor portraying the role.

The role of Hamlet has already been cast.

The show will run Thursday – Saturday, April 25 – 27 and May 2 – 4 with rehearsals starting in mid-March. Rehearsals will typically run Sunday afternoons/evenings and Mondays – Wednesdays. Performances and rehearsals will be at Phoenix Theater

Auditions will be Sunday, February 17th from 5:30 – 10:00pm.

Callbacks will be Monday, February 18th from 6:30 – 10:00pm.

Both will be held at the Phoenix Theater. (2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55408)


To sign up for an audition time, sign up for a five minute slot here:

For auditions, prepare 2 contrasting classical monologues not exceeding 2 minutes in total. Please arrive early to complete an audition form and bring your headshot and resume.


If you would like to audition and are unable to attend on Sunday, please send your headshot, resume, and a video of two contrasting monologues not exceeding 2 minutes to [email protected].

Contact information

Glowing Ember
Madeline Geier

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Posted February 6