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Open auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It  are July 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 2028 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR.

Auditions will also consist of cold reading from the script.

Actors are encouraged to come prepared memorized or very familiar with a Shakespearean monologue.

No appointments are necessary. All roles are volunteer.

Callbacks will be at the discretion of the director after open auditions.

Performance dates are October 10-26. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday Afternoons.

Actors wishing to choose their own monologue are encouraged to do so. Those who would like help finding one might look at the following:

Men age 18-25: Love’s Labor’s Lost, Act IV scene iii, Berowne, “My eyes are then no eyes, nor I Berowne…”

Women age 18-25: Twelfth Night, Act III scene ii, Olivia, “O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful…”

Men age 25-40: Measure for Measure, Act II scene iv, Angelo, “When I would pray and think, I think and pray…”

Women age 25-40: The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i, Portia, “The law hath yet another hold on you…”

Men age 45+: Richard II, Act II scene I, John of Gaunt, “Now He that made me knows I see thee ill…”

Women age 45+: The Winter’s Tale, Act V scene i, Paulina, “There is none worthy / Respecting her that’s gone…”

As You Like It Character Breakdown

Rosalind: (18-25) Daughter of the usurped Duke Senior. Insightful and well adjusted. Disguised as a boy for most of the play.

Celia: (18-25) Rosalind’s cousin and best friend, daughter of the usurper Duke Frederick. Leaves court willingly with Rosalind when she is banished.

Touchstone: (20-30) The court fool enlisted by Rosalind and Celia to accompany them on their exile into the forest.

Duke Senior: (48-60) Rosalind’s father, the rightful duke exiled at the beginning of the play and leader of a camp of his closest followers in the forest. Gracious, courteous, and poised in exile.

Duke Frederick: (48-60) The usurper duke. Celia’s father.

Jaques: (25-35) A loyal follower of Duke Senior known for his melancholy disposition.

Amiens: (25-45) A musician in the camp of Duke Senior.

Orlando: (18-25) Love interest to Rosalind. Forced into exile in the forest by his brother.

Oliver: (25-30) Orlando’s older brother and head of their family estate. Aligned with Frederick.

Adam: (50-70) A servant to the family of Oliver and Orlando, loyal to Orlando.

Corin: (30-45) A shepherd in the forest.

Silvius: (18-25) A young shepherd in love with Phoebe.

Phoebe: (18-25) A young shepherdess disdainful of Silvius’s love. Infatuated with Rosalind’s male alter-ego.

Audrey: (18-25) A young goat-keeper. Love interest to Touchstone.

William: (18-25) A country youth who loves Audrey.

Sir Oliver Martext: (28-40) A country parish priest.

 

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If you haven’t signed up for a CAST Playhouse, you must do so before June 1 to guarantee getting into one of the three productions. Any acceptance into the program after that date is at the discretion of the director.

To sign up for a CAST Playhouse, click on the link below.

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2014 CAST Summer Playhouse

CAST Playhouse is in its fifth year and provides a free opportunity for the young to be involved in an educational theatrical production. This year, the playhouse will feature two musicals, one for children from age 6 to 12, and one for teens, as well as one non-musical play.

No audition is necessary, children need only register.

For more information for the CAST Playhouses, call 503-359-5349.

To register for the CAST Playhouses, please click here.

 

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