May 20 2024


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Klingon Casting Call

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Klingon wannabes who live in the D.C. area are invited to an open casting call for Klingon and Shakespeare extras for By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon.

The performance, by the Washington Shakespeare Company, will be held on September 25 but the casting call is for seven days earlier, September 18.

“We’re looking for a handful of extras and are respectfully asking all interested aliens (and others) to get in costume and come to DuPont Circle on Saturday, September 8, 2010 from 4-6 P.M. We intend to select two to four extras,” says the WSC press release.

Being selected as an extra includes more than appearing in the program. “Those cast as extras will appear in our program By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon and receive complimentary passes to our post-performance VIP after-party with special guest and legendary actor George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Marc Okrand (creator of the Klingon language), and Christopher Henley (WSC Artistic Director).

“Mr. Henley will select and cast all Klingon extras. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 18th in DuPont Circle. We encourage those auditioning to dress in appropriate Klingon costumes, but also invite others – whether in costume or not – to come watch this one-of-a-kind event and learn how an open casting call for extras works.”

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