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Non-Equity “Scapin” Auditions

Non-Equity actors may sign up for an audition online.

 How to Sign Up for an Audition Slot:

Sign-ups for audition times will begin online Wednesday, May 16, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/pioneertheatre/scapin-non-equity-auditions

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held, by appointment, on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • All auditioners must be available to attend in-person call backs.
  • Call backs are by invitation only, and held in person Tuesday, May 24 starting at 4:00 p.m.
  • Auditions slots are five minutes long
  • Sides will be available for download one week prior to audition date.
  • A headshot and resume are recommended.

Rehearsal/Performance Dates:

August 22 – September 15, 2022 (Rehearsals), rehearsals are eight hours daily. Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Additional hours will be added during Tech Week and changes in schedule will be announced as needed by the stage manager.

September 16 – October 1, 2022 (Performances), nightly, Monday–Saturday with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Audition Location:

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

300 South 1400 East, Room 245

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Cast breakdown for Scapin


A rogue. An unwilling servant in the House of GÉRONTA. The character is playful and deceitful but ultimately good. They work to bring the lovers together through scheming, trickery, and double-dealing. An expert in lies and chicanery, the character’s name derives from scappare, to flee, which in England has created the slang scarper to mean run away, usually, from wrongdoing

Comedia dell’arte character: Zanni

Any gender, any age, any race.

Needs verbal dexterity/playfulness with language, physical comedy, charm, and a streak of mischief.



Mother of OCTAVE and ZERBINETTE. She has plans for her son’s best interests and is planning a wedding for him, unaware that he has already secretly wed. Ultimately, she will be hoodwinked by Scapin to change her mind and support Octave’s choice.

Female, playing anywhere between 40-60. Any race.

Comedia dell’arte character: Pantalone

She has style, but money can’t buy taste. She believes in the rules and is a dominant matriarch who is easily outwitted by Scapin.



Son to ARGANTA, in love with HYACINTHE. The master of bad timing. He has just secretly married Hyacinth, only to find out his mother has ‘special’ marriage plans for him. He is not the bravest sort, suppressed and compressed by his mother; his leap into marrying the poor Hyacinthe without considering her lineage is the most courageous thing he has ever done. Nevertheless, he is sure love will find a way.

Male, playing between 20-30. Any race.

Comedia dell’arte character: Harlequin

Is earnest and in love with the idea of love. A romantic who is in deep trouble. Facility with language, physical comedy, and comic timing.



Daughter of ARGANTA, lead singer with the GYPSIES, the hardest rocking band south of Milan. A rebel with a cause. In a quest to express herself and live above the norms and expectations her mother has of her sex, she has run away and formed a band with whom she lives an alternative life of, if not sex and drugs and rock and roll, at least a lot more fun than the life she was born into and is expected of her. She has verve, energy, and a spirit for adventure. Believes strongly in a woman’s right to choose. She chose Léandre. He fell for her for what she is, not what she means financially or in status terms.

Female, playing 20-30. Any race

Strong-willed, fearless, facility with language, and ideally can sing and perhaps play guitar (or bass).



Mother of LÉANDRE and HYACINTHE. She has also been away traveling and found the perfect wife for her wayward and proliferate son. Her servant, Scapin, uses their guile to bring all the lovers together, but Géronta will make them pay.

Comedia dell’arte character: Pantalone / Captain

Female, playing anywhere between 40-60. Any race.

Is very wealthy and super-stylish. But wealth and wit seldom travel together. Has an Anna Wintour vibe about her. Uber-chic,but got wealth the hard way and runs her empire with a stick when the air-kisses fail. Short of temper, mean, and dangerous.



Son of GÉRONTA, in love with ZERBINETTE. Hot-tempered and passionate. He is an unpredictable type driven by passion and a lack of forethought. He responds to the feeling and loves Zerbinette for her energy. Also, she appears to live outside of the stifling circles of his life, offering him a space to be and live a better life. He is torn between familial duty and the desire to escape.

Male, playing between 20-30. Any race.

Comedia dell’arte character: Mezzotino

Scapin is his servant, although Scapin serves the whole house.



Daughter of GÉRONTA, in love with OCTAVE. She is suppressed by her overbearing and judgmental mother. She has secretly married Octave and is trapped into following Scapin’s plan to formally bring them publicly together. She is an innocent, also seduced by the idea of romantic love. But she is also a fighter; she knows what she wants and will risk it all to get it. She learned that from her mother.

Female, playing 20-30. Any race.

Romantic and slightly whimsical, facility with language and ideally can sing and perhaps play guitar (or bass).



A fool. Willing servant of OCTAVE. Is a little bit dangerous.

Male, playing 25-40. Any race.

Comedia dell’arte character: Brighella



Wet Nurse and confidante of HYACINTHA.

Comedia dell’arte character: Ruffina

Female, playing 25-40. Any race

Appears in the A3 S7 and, ideally, is the drummer in the band.

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