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Casting Teen Performers for "Twelfth Night" Play

New London, PA, United States
ID: 569878Exp: 6/18/2024

Looking for performers ages 17 and above for "Twelfth Night". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: "Twelfth Night" is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and cleverly crafted comedies. It is a fast-paced, fantastical love story, complete with cross-dressing, mistaken identities, slapstick humor, drunken songs, practical jokes, loss and love, dirty jokes, and beautiful poetry. Additional info: The language is accessible and mixes verse and prose. Directors are using a slightly edited original (1623) text but performing in modern dress. Callbacks (if needed) on Saturday 22 in the morning, or by appointment. Show dates: Sept 27-29 and Oct 4-6. For audition material, please download the attachment. If interested, please apply.

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11 roles

OrsinoMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A duke and the governor of Illyria (which isn’t a real place). A very eligible bachelor. He believes he is madly in love with Olivia, but he’s mostly in love with the idea of being in love.

OliviaFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A countess. The Bachelorette. A wealthy noblewoman in Illyria, whose father and brother have recently died. She is really not interested in Orsino, but despite her protests and her mourning, she’s actually open to flirting.

ViolaFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A young unmarried woman who is shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, believing her twin brother, Sebastian, has been drowned. She decides to dress as a boy (Cesario) and serve Orsino, with whom she promptly falls in love.

SebastianMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A young unmarried man who is shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, believing his twin sister, Viola, has been drowned. He shows up alive, causing great confusion because he is indistinguishable from Viola-as-Cesario.

AntonioMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A sea captain and suspected pirate who rescues Sebastian from the shipwreck, becomes good friends with him (and probably would like to be more than good friends), following him to Illyria despite a threat to his own life. Antonio is a strong sword fighter.

Sir Toby BelchMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Uncle to Olivia, living off her wealth. He is often drunk, has a mischievous sense of humor, and generally enjoys the good life. But he has a temper and a dark side. He is very fond of Olivia’s maid, Maria.

Sir Andrew Ague-cheekMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A rich friend of Sir Toby, staying with him in Olivia’s household in the vain hope of marrying her. He’s charmingly naive, foolish, and unlucky in love

MariaFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Olivia’s housekeeper/maid/confidante. She seems to genuinely care for Sir Toby and tries to protect him from himself, although she also joins in some of his practical jokes.

FesteMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The fool (a court jester), referred to in the script as the “clown.” A central figure in the play, Feste sings, tells jokes, mocks the other characters, participates in practical jokes, and comments on the action. Requires a combination of clever word play and physical humor.

MalvolioMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Olivia’s steward (a bit like a butler, the head of her household). A deeply serious “puritan,” Malvolio hates Sir Toby’s drunken behavior and secretly dreams of marrying Olivia in order to improve his social rank. He is the subject of an elaborate practical joke that starts out hilarious but turns quite dark.

FabianMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A gentleman who appears to be a member of Olivia’s household, although we never learn why. He is a friend of Sir Toby and a key player in the trick played on Malvolio.