Pride & Prejudice - Call for Submissions

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The Project

Pride & Prejudice

By Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by: Rebecca Northan

A fresh take on the classic Austen romance of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

They’re the Bennets that you love, and they’re in it to win it (as far as love and marriage are concerned). This time, nothing is off limits if it means securing a husband and a home for all your sisters.

In this laugh-out-loud adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic work, Kate Hamill deftly infuses the beloved Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys with even more saucy irreverence for society’s expectations; the pearls are clutched, the waistlines are empire, the balls are ballistic, and the genders are bending. Through it all, the timeless love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy captures the hearts of dear readers, and brand-new Austen fans alike.


Rehearsals Begin: April 4, 2025
First Preview Performance: April 29, 2025
Opening: May 2, 2025
Closing: May 17, 2025
Potential extension to May 25, 2025


ACTOR 1 – JANE/MISS DEBOURGH (She/her) - Age Range: Late 20s / early 30s; All ethnicities
Jane - The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. King, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing.
Miss De Bourgh – Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales.

ACTOR 2 - LIZZY (She/her) – Age Range: Late 20s / early 30s; All ethnicities
Second eldest Bennet daughter. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgement. Very, very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents’ marriage.

ACTOR 3 – LYDIA/LADY CATHERINE (She/her) - Age range: early 20s; All ethnicities
Lydia - The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behaviour and eavesdropping.
Lady Catherine – Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant.

ACTOR 4 – MR DARCY (He/him) – Age Range: Late 30s / 40s; All ethnicities
One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgement.

ACTOR 5 – MR COLLINS/WICKHAM/MISS BINGLEY (He/him) – Age range: open; All ethnicities
Mr Collins – A pedantic, obtuse man. The original Mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catherine.
Wickham – An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.
Miss Bingley – A very rich, very beautiful young woman. Fancies herself witty.

ACTOR 6 – MR BINGLEY/MARY – Age range: 30s-40s; All genders and ethnicities
Mr Bingley – Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog.
Mary – The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attention, or to make a point; may fancy that she is dying.


Please submit a resume and headshot for consideration via Casting Workbook or through our form located here: Please only submit once. Email submissions will not be considered.

The deadline for submissions to be received is Friday, April 5 at 5:00 pm.  Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.