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.