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Announcing Auditions for Circle's First Show of 2024!

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Auditions are up for Artemisia, Circle Theatre's first show of 2024! Check out more info below!



By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Taylor Staniforth



Auditions + Performance


December 4 | Auditions: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

** EPA 12:00pm - 7:00pm | Open Auditions 7:00pm - 11:00pm**

December 5 Auditions: 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Open Auditions

By appointment, callbacks will be held December 6, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

First Rehearsal: On or around January 8, 2024

Performance Dates: February 1 - 24, 2024



Materials + Details

  • Follow the link below to sign up for an audition slot and submit the requested materials

  • Prepare a provided side. Sides will available on our website by November 15 and at the theatre on the day of the audition.

  • Bring a copy of your headshot and resume, if you have them




We highly suggest reading the script before the audition. Perusal copies of the script are available during business hours at Circle Theatre.


Gunderson’s newest work, Artemisia is “A visceral, sexy, full force true story of a radical feminist artist that shook up Italian Baroque painting."

So why don’t we know her name?

Artemisia Gentileschi was the most celebrated female painter of the 17th century, yet her name was all but lost for centuries. Attacked at just seventeen, publicly shamed and tortured to prove her truth, Gentileschi continues to fight for her art and the freedom to make it on her own terms. She painted women from history, myth, and religion as the protagonists of their stories. Her work is bold in every way. Gunderson’s Artemisia is a work of humor and warmth which celebrates the courage, artistry, and humanity of a woman who attacked the glass ceiling with every brush stroke.



Seeking the Following


Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard. Please read the script and choose sides for the character who appeals to you the most.

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI - (17) feisty, smart, strong, confident, frustrated, stuck — Artemisia stands as a woman ahead of her era, her extraordinary talents and unwavering commitment to her art transcending the conventional boundaries imposed upon women. Fearlessly diving into confrontations and unapologetically speaking her mind, she exudes an undeniable force. Also plays: PRUDENZIA FIGLIA - (16-20s) her daughter, sweet natured and mischievous — though perhaps in the shadow of her mother's fierce spirit, she doesn’t seem bothered. She embodies a love that carries a lighter touch. Unlike her mother, she has been fortunate to escape the same suffering, benefiting from a new time with new opportunities and a greater degree of freedom. Yet, in her own unique manner, she radiates a captivating force – a force that is gentler in touch but resounds louder in its own right.

ARTEMISIA MADRE - (30s-50) feistier, smarter, stronger, more confident, quick-witted, fierce, talented, pioneering, intelligent — now in the later chapters of her life, has evolved into a more grounded version of her quick-witted and fiery younger self (though there’s plenty of that still there). Her years have only deepened her talents and pioneering spirit, making her a figure of profound intelligence and strength. She has been through many deep hardships in her life—she is not naive to believe those are over.

PRUDENZIA MADRE - (40s) her mother - kind and steady, watchful, loyal, patient — She is a watchful presence, offering unwavering loyalty and patience to those she holds dear. With a heart that remains steadfast and a caring eye that never wavers, she is a comforting and supportive force in Artemisia's life. Also plays: GRAND DUCHESS CHRISTINA OF LORRAINE, hilarious and flighty, commands every room she walks into, intoxicating — is a captivating presence, known for her infectious humor and flighty nature. With every step she takes, she effortlessly commands the attention of the room, leaving those around her enchanted by her intoxicating charm and wit. She, too, is a formidable woman adept at making the male-dominated world pay attention and bend.

ORAZIO - (40s-60s) her father - a talented and famous painter. He shares Artemisia's strong-willed nature but leans towards a more brutish demeanor—he is often concerned with how he and the family appear to others. He carries an underlying sense of frustration, having very little ability to understand a daughter like Artemisia— though he recognizes her talent.

FRANCESCO - (40s) Passionate, loyal, emotional — stands as a devoted lover, friend, and confidant to Artemisia. He is a genuinely good-hearted individual, brimming with passion, unwavering loyalty, and deep emotional sensitivity. His unwavering support and compassion make him a pillar of strength in Artemisia's life. A really good guy.



  • We encourage actors to audition for the role they know best suits their range of talents, without feeling limited to any assumed gender, age, or appearance requirements.

  • Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available.

  • This script contains highly sensitive material - please see our content warning on the audition page for details If you have any questions please contact or call Circle Theatre's Box Office, 817.877.3040 | Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday


AUDITION LOCATION: Circle Theatre | 230 W. 4th St. | Fort Worth, TX 76102 Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Sign in at the table in the lobby.

PARKING: Sundance Square is no longer validating parking, so please park in "Sundance Square Garage 3" off of 3rd/Taylor (Above PF Changs, entrance off 3rd)

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