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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.


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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 2014 CAST Summer Camps

“I’ve always believed the stage to be the perfect ‘play’ ground for the imagination!”
Jeanna Van Dyke, Director of CAST

Started by Don Cleland, Theatre In The Grove’s Summer theatre camps have been serving young actors for over 25 years. The students meet for three and one half hours each day for two weeks. During that time, the actors will be exploring the art of the stage through theatre games, exercises and improvisation and creating their own original play. On the last day of the session, the theatre will hold a free public performance featuring the work of the young actors.

Camp 1: Grades 1-3 June 16-27* 8:30am to Noon Instructor: Jeanna Van Dyke

Camp 2: Musical Theatre! Grades 4-12 June 16-27 * 1:00pm to 4:30pm Instructor: Jeanna Van Dyke

Camp 3: Grades 2-5 July 14 – 25* 8:30am to Noon Instructor: Don Cleland

Camp 4: Grades 6-12 July 14 – 25* 1:00pm to 4:30pm Instructor: Don Cleland

REGISTRATION: All Sessions: $120. Camp sizes are limited. Registration is on a FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED basis. Payment is due at the time of registration.**
To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeanna Van Dyke at or call 503-359-5349.

*No camp on Friday of the first week. Camp performance will be on the Friday of the second week.
**No refunds after June 1, 2014.

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Theatre In The Grove is now accepting payment by Visa and MasterCard. Note that all tickets must be paid for in advance.

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