Stage combat experience desired but not required

Auditions for ‘A Specific History of Women Pirates’ to take place in Rockport

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ROCKPORT - Auditions for the new play “A Specific History of Women Pirates” will be held Sunday afternoon, March 31 at 1 p.m. at 122 Camden St., Rockport. The cast needs six or eight gutsy adult women who can fight, use swords, and portray bigger than life characters. A few good men with the same qualities are being sought as well.

The show is directed by Tomm Tomlinson and will feature fight choreography by Angela Bonacasa. Previous stage combat experience is helpful but not required.

Many share a mental image of a fearsome pirate climbing over the rail of a boat with a bristly black beard and a dagger in his teeth, and any women involved are cowering back in fear. But this Victorian image isn't quite correct. Women were pirates too, and some were quite good at it. In fact, the most successful pirate captain was a female who commanded more ships and sailors by far than any other pirate ever.

“A Specific History” is the story of women who led pirate crews and were not afraid to use violence to empower themselves on the water. These stories should be told, and this show keeps history exciting in the telling by using violence too, although it's fake violence and appropriate for all ages.

This stage combat presentation will have its opening performance at the Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days event June 25 and will be presented at several more outdoor events along the Midcoast this summer. Fight training and rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons starting April 21.

For more information and scripts contact Tomm Tomlinson at (207) 975-6517 or


Event Date: 
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
122 Camden St., Rockport, ME
Contact Name: 
Tomm Tomlinson  
Contact Phone: 
(207) 975-6517
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