by Overtime Theater
Dec. 14 - Dec. 16 (2019)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Emily Fitzgerald
Auditions will be held:
Saturday, December 14, 2:00-6:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 4:00-6:00 pm
Monday, December 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
Due to unforeseen complications, our auditions times have changed somewhat! As always, if you can't make these, contact me for another time!
You do NOT need to reserve an audition time! Auditions are heard on an arrival basis. Plan to spend a half hour to an hour, based on number of auditioners.
• Looking for actors of all genders, races, and ages (18 & up). Genders below indicate the characters’ genders, not necessarily the actors’.
• The play will use Shakespeare’s language but be played in a contemporary setting.
• Please read up on the play if you are unfamiliar with it and find some information on the character(s) you might like to play.
1. A 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue, memorized
Gender & play do not matter; pick something you both understand and like; make a bold choice. (Sincerely, 2 minutes is enough.)
2. A cold reading from the script
Make sure you understand the piece and the words in it before you perform it; feel free to ask questions. You will have a chance to read and review it before you audition.
Please contact director Emily Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions, concerns, or to see audition sides in advance.
The role of Feste the fool is pre-cast.
Duke Orsino (M): a noble man, very in love with the idea of being in love
Lady Olivia (F): a noble lady, resisting all suitors, but attracted to the young Viola & Sebastian
Viola (F): a young noble woman who survives a shipwreck; to survive she pretends to be a boy (Cesario) and takes service in Duke Orsino’s court
Sebastian (M): a young noble man, Viola’s twin brother; keeps being mistaken for Viola’s alter ego, Cesario
Sir Toby Belch (M/F): Olivia’s drunk, carousing, thieving, prankster uncle
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (M/F): noble man also attempting to woo Olivia; is not nearly as clever or brave as he thinks he is
Maria (F): friendly with Toby and Andrew; serving woman of Lady Olivia, looking to climb the social ladder
Malvolio (M): up-tight servant of Olivia who looks down on everyone; also looking to climb the social ladder
Valentine/Antonio(a) (M/F): Valentine is a servant to Orsino; Antonio(a) rescued Sebastian and is part of the mistaken identity plot line
Sea Captain & Priest (M): Captain rescues Viola from the shipwreck; the priest performs the obligatory Shakespearean comedy ending: marriage