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ARCADIA & TWELFTH NIGHT - Austin Shakespeare Auditions

Posted: November 7, 2011

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Arcadia & Twelfth Night (additional EPA)

Austin Shakespeare|Austin, TX

Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition

Austin Creative Alliance Studio
701 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78702
Enter through side parking lot to sign in.

Wednesday, Nov. 9th
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

By appointment only.


Actors for all roles in both Arcaida (opens Feb. 2,2012 and Twelfth NIght Bollywood style (opens May 3, 2012).
Please see breakdown.

1- 2 min speech from any classic or Shakespeare play, including Twelfth Night, Arcadia or any Stoppard play.

Other Dates
Arcadia rehearsals begin Jan. 10, 2012 in Austin TX; Twelfth Night rehearsals begin April 10, 2012 in Austin Tx. Arcadia closes Feb. 19 and Twelfth Night clsoes May 27.

Actors should either live in the Austin area or have their own acoomodations.

Directed by Austin Shakespeare Artistic Director, Ann Ciccolella.

Breakdown Austin Shakespeare warmly encourages actors of all ethnic/racial backgrounds to audition. Twelfth Night will be done in a “Bollywood” style meaning the songs already in the play will be danced and sung reminiscent of contemporary Indian movies. Trained actors with an Indian background, who also have ability as dancers and singers are encouraged to audition. Casting will be open and “color-blind.”

Arcadia 1809 Characters

Thomasina Coverly: The 13 year-old (later 16-year-old) daughter of Lord and Lady Croom, Thomasina is a precocious young genius.

Septimus Hodge: Thomasina's tutor, has affairs with the older women of the house. When she is older, he begins to fall in love with her.

Jellaby:1809 The Crooms' butler at Sidley Park. His chief functions are to spread gossip and deliver letters.

Ezra Chater: In 1809. An unsuccessful poet staying at Sidley Park. His wife's affairs lead him to challenge Septimus to a duel.

Richard Noakes: In 1809, Lady Croom's gardener. Throughout the play he is working on transforming the classical, Arcadia-like landscape of Sidley Park into the Gothic style popular at the time. (DOUBLING WITH JELLABY)

Lady Croom: In 1809, Thomasina's mother, who rules the Coverly estate with an iron fist. There is a good deal of flirtation between her and Septimus (as well as other gentlemen).

Captain Brice: The brother of Lady Croom (of 1809) is a sea captain who falls in love with Mrs. Chater.

Augustus Coverly: Augustus is Thomasina's trouble-making younger brother, who appears in only a few brief scenes. Gus and Augustus are played by the same actor, and span the gap between past and present.

Hannah Jarvis: The 2oth Century author of a popular best-seller on Byron's mistress,; Hannah is researching the elusive hermit of Sidley Park.

Chloe Coverly: At 18, is very perceptive and intelligent.

Bernard Nightingale: A don at a modern university,

Valentine Coverly: A graduate student of mathematics, Valentine is Chloe's older brother.

Gus Coverly: Gus is Valentine and Chloe's younger brother, who has been mute since the age of five.. Gus and Augustus are played by the same actor.



Orsino, Duke of Illyria: obsessed with gaining the hand in marriage of the fair Lady Olivia.
Viola (disguised as a boy, Cesario)
Lady Olivia: A countess of high social standing and great beauty.
Sebastian: Viola's twin brother.
Antonio: Sea Captain, befriends Antonio
Sir Toby Belch, Uncle to Olivia: Drinks. Jovial drinking Uncle of Olivia
Sir Andrew Aguecheek: rich, not overly intelligent.
Malvolio: Lady Olivia's steward.
Maria: Lady Olivia's woman, clever.
Feste: Clown. sings. (may also be played by a woman)
Fabian: A servant of Lady Olivia.
Valentine and Curio: Gentlemen attending Orsino.

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