Katherine "Kat" Minola ✣ Kat, The Taming of the Shrew ✣ 24 ✣ Kate Mara
The eldest daughter of a tradesman, Katharina is known as the ‘shrew’ of the story. A hellcat who her father wishes to sell off to anyone who will be willing to take her off his hands, not particularly caring just who it is. She views her younger sister Bianca as being spoiled by their father, and given whatever she wishes, causing a feud between the two girls. As The Taming of the Shrew progresses, it is found that it is Bianca who is the real shrew, as Katharina is finally tamed by her husband, Petruchio.
Kat Minola, as she prefers to be called, is snarky, snide, and doesn’t mind telling you just what she thinks of you. Although she is considered as being a heartless ice-queen by her spoiled sister Bianca — as she would say — she has, in fact, been quite burned by the people she has known in her life, and therefore has turned introverted. Her father Brandon has always set high standards for her, always telling her that she is the eldest, and therefore needs to be more responsible. He often compared her to her sister, causing an even greater rift between the two girls as Kat believes that her father has chosen Bianca as his favorite. Her mother died when she was very young, and since then her father has tried to be even more of the “perfect parent”.
Due to this, in her teenage years she became a hard-core feminist, who had a very bad temper. Often insulting people she doesn’t mean to in effort to protect herself; that being so, she had very few friends in school, focusing more on her studies. Her little sister, Bianca, resents that her sister is so different and somewhat of a “shrew”, because it meant that Katherine was never really interested in dating. When she was seventeen, she allowed herself to open up a little more, and got in a relationship with Hank. However, she did not love him, and soon believed that love and relationships were nothing more than fairytales. A romantic originally, she lost that there would ever be anyone who would love her, and decided that she would be better off on her own.
Six weeks ago, she lost her job and her flat, forcing her to live in Globe Apartments — but only because her father is the landlord of the building, and her flatmate is her younger sister Bianca. Until she can get back up on her feet, she has resigned herself to living there, dreading each morning as it is a constant reminder of what a failure she has become.
Brandon Minola - Father. All of her life, Brandon has set these ridiculous standards for her. As much as they frustrate her, part of her still wants to please him.
Bianca Minola - Sister. Bianca and Kat have never gotten along; even now that they’re living together, things don’t seem to be improving too much. Kat doubts they ever will, as she and her sister are just too different to ever truly mesh.
+ Strong, Loyal, Honest, Passionate, Witty
- Cruel, Pessimistic, Introverted
This character is: TAKEN.
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Well, for a sample, we’d love to really see the extent of his distaste for the working class, or perhaps just how far he’s willing to twist his mother’s trust. His relationship with his mother and his girlfriend are very important, and they’re two characters that will be released soon, so exploring one (or both) of those relationships would certainly be something we’d like to see in an application, as it would gauge how Gideon will be played very well. Hope that helps! If you want something more specific than that, please don’t hesitate to ask!
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I’m going to go ahead and assume that these are requests for characters? We don’t have any immediate plans for the above, as we’ve got our next round planned out already, but they can certainly go on our list for future waves! If you’re interested in playing one of these parts sooner rather than later, however, you could always audition for it as an Original Character and we can work with you from there.
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Congratulations, Christine! You have been accepted for the role of Katherine Minola. We’ll have her details up within the next few days; please track the tags stated in the rules and send your link to us within the next 48 hours!
Congratulations, Nicole! It was a hard decision, but you’ve been accepted for Beatrice Messina. Your changes will be added to the bio and the FC change to Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been approved. Please track the tags stated in the rules and send in your account within 48 hours!
Will Sanders ✣ William Shakespeare ✣ 25 ✣ James McAvoy
Born in 1564, William Shakespeare was a prolific poet, astute businessman and occasional actor. For all the durability of his beloved works, very little is known about Shakespeare the man. We know that he married Anne Hathaway and had three children, but we don’t know who his mistresses - or misters - were. We know he wrote extensive plays, but we don’t know which parts were doctored when first published post-mortem. We know his contemporaries thought he was a terrible writer because he hadn’t been properly educated, but we don’t know when exactly he became the most talented writer that ever lived. There’s very little doubt today that he is though. William Shakespeare, author of some 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative-length poems. Bard of Avon. National poet. Perhaps the greatest known writer in all the English language.
Will Sanders began writing when he was in sixth form because he couldn’t stop day-dreaming. Melancholy princes, vicious battles, bickering lovers - he saw them all when he closed his eyes. His parents didn’t think it anything unusual because his brothers were always playing make believe, but his teachers thought differently. And they were right. One postgraduate at the University of Stratford later and Will had a collection of plays as unique as their author: comedies, dramas, histories, written in Old English, so niche that even the most avant garde of theatres would raise their eyebrows, but so good none could afford to completely turn their heads.
Will has come to London to make a name for himself, but things have turned out more complicated than even he would have thought. There’s the matter of his apartment building. It’s great, completely fantastic, but he can’t quite shake a permanent feeling of déjà vu. And the stress of simultaneously finishing and staging plays at his own little theatre is playing havoc on his nerves. How else would he explain some of the odd things happening? Violent mood swings, when he sees two people together and has a gut feeling that everything’s wrong. Deep love and affection for people he’s just met, hardly spoken to. And the dreams. Will has seen more blood, more misery in his dreams in the past months than he ever has in all his life.
But the show must go on. All writers are a little crazy, after all… right?
Annie Hathaway - Soul Mate. They haven’t met yet. They might never meet. But if they do, Will will love her instantly, passionately and inexplicably. Whether she would feel the same is a different matter entirely.
Henry Wriothesley - Former Professor, Sponsor. Professor Wriothesley was the first unwavering supporter Will ever had. Though it was unorthodox, the man even rounded up his contacts in theatre to put together a little fund for Will to go to London with. Without him, Will would be nowhere.
Henry Galloway - Co-Worker, Friend. Whatever success Will Sanders might have as a writer, he owes it all to Hal. As a nobody in the cutthroat world of London theatre, Will had little chance of finding fame until Hal chanced upon his script and insisted that he’d found his next project. And he introduced Will to his two housemates, which Will will always be thankful for, for various… reasons.
+ Hard-Working, Easy-Going, Charming
- Obsessive, Temperamental, Promiscuous
This character is: TAKEN.