Shakespeare in Love
by Austin Playhouse

Jan. 20


Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.

Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

Austin Playhouse is holding auditions for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE on Saturday, January 20. Rehearsals start February 26, and the production runs March 23 - April 22. Actors will be compensated. Ability to sing and play an instrument are a plus but not required. All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity. 

Roles available:

- male ensemble roles ages 20 - 40
- Will Shakespeare: Male, 25-35, Poet currently suffering from writer's block. Romantic, passionate, intelligent. Actor must be trained swordsman with great comedic timing.
- Viola de Lesseps: Female, 20's, A passionate young woman who loves poetry. Full of life, looking for adventure. She dresses as a man to break into the theatre. She is Juliet, Rosalind, and Viola all rolled into one. Must be skilled with heightened language and physical humor.

Men: Please submit a headshot and resume to to schedule an appointment.

Women: All Equity members will be seen. Equity members may submit a headshot and resume to to schedule an appointment. Non-equity actresses may submit a headshot and resume and will be invited to audition at the discretion of the casting director.