Is accepting submissions of actors who have circus arts training and/or musical ability for HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, by Leonid Andreyev, adapted by Walter Wykes.

Directed by Damon Bonetti

This production will be in collaboration with the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and will rehearse and run at Broad Street Ministry (315 S Broad St, across from the Kimmel Center.)

AEA and non-union talent will be considered.



PAULIE, a clown, the sharper one of the pair of clowns, but still . . . (20’s and older)

XENA, a lion tamer, seen it all, passionate, in love with Bezano (30’s – 40’s)

CONSEUELO, a bareback rider, lovely and naive, wanting something more in life. (late teen’s – 20’s)


PAPA BRIQUET, manager of the circus, put upon (30’s and older)

COUNT MANCINI, a seedy aristocrat, no money (30’s and older)

HE, a famous writer, a romantic, a clown (30’s – 40’s)

BEZANO, a bareback rider, hot-headed, in love with Consuelo (late teens – 20’s)

BARON REGNARD, a rich aristocrat, not great with the ladies. (30’s and older)

First Rehearsal: Scheduled, March 8th, 2016

First Preview: March 30th

Opening: April 1st

Closing: April 16th

Auditions will be held in early-mid August

For consideration please email headshot and resume by Wednesday August 5th.

Subject line should say HE / (name of actor)

Cover letter should be the body of the email and headshot/resume attachments should be in .doc or .pdf form.

Please include information about your circus arts training (ground skills only – please let us know what discipline (s) you will present.) and/or proficiency at musical instruments (The music of the show will be based in the classic circus March and waltz styles of 1920s France. Instruments in the orchestral family – strings, horns, woodwinds, etc – or French street performance – accordion, fiddle, etc – are ideal, but all will be considered.

Send submissions to

Thank you!

About The PAC

Founded in 2008 by Artistic Directors Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective is dedicated to creating unique theatrical events that celebrate our humanity: through the lens of rare classical theatre, and through multidisciplinary, site-specific collaboration. We stage our plays with engaging and visceral clarity, presenting classical stories full of human complexity that bring audiences to the edge of their seats. Through interdisciplinary presentations of rare classical plays in non-traditional venues, we strive to reach an ever-growing and more engaged audience, challenge assumptions of classical theatre, and enrich the Philadelphia cultural community.