Auditions


Audition dates/times 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
2:30-5:30 PM 

Sunday, February 2, 2020 
2:30-5:30 PM

Note: Callbacks by invitation (and only as needed) 

Where: Oasis Center for Women & Girls 317 E Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Directed by James Alexander Bond and guest starring Emmy-nominated actor, writer, and comedian Kevin McDonald in the role of Malvolio, Twelfth Night is to be performed on the Capital City Amphitheater stage at Cascades Park May 7-10, 2020

SYNOPSIS   
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a hilarious tale of mismatched lovers and mistaken identities.
This comedy centers on Sebastian and Viola, a brother and sister shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria who are separated from each other. Viola must assume the identity of a man to earn a living in the home of Duke Orsino, who is in love with the Lady Olivia. The three of them form an unlikely love triangle — or square when you throw in the unsuspecting twin brother. Olivia’s uncle Toby tries to match Olivia to Sir Andrew, a wealthy drunken knight. Pranks are played and hilarity and confusion ensue until it all works out in the end.
 
SETTING of the PLAY
The fictional island country of Illyria circa 15c.  

Emmy-nominated actor, writer, and comedian Kevin McDonald will guest star as Malvolio in this year’s Southern Shakespeare Production of Twelfth Night

 
CHARACTERS & ROLES
Three (3) Females
Eleven (11) Males
Age ranges indicated below are not set in stone. Please use as a guide only.
  • Viola – a shipwrecked young woman who disguises herself as “Cesario” (20s-30s) F
  • Sebastian – Viola’s twin brother (20s – 30s) M
  • Duke Orsino – Duke of Illyria (20s – 40s) M
  • Olivia – a wealthy countess (20s – 40s) F
  • Malvolio to be performed by special guest artist Kevin McDonald
  • Maria – Olivia’s gentlewoman (20s – 40s) F
  • Sir Toby Belch – Olivia’s uncle (20s – 60s) M
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek – a friend of Sir Toby (20s – 70s) M
  • Feste – Olivia’s servant, a jester.  This is a singing role.  Playing a musical instrument a plus, but not required. Must be prepared to sing at audition. (20s – 50s) M
  • Fabian – a servant in Olivia’s household (20s – 50s) M
  • Antonio – a sea captain and friend to Sebastian (20s – 40s) M
  • Valentine and Curio – gentlemen attending on the Duke (20s – 30s) 
  • A Servant of Olivia  (cut or doubled) 
  • A Sea Captain – a friend to Viola (30s – 70s) M

Audition side is Act II, Scene II (this is the only side that has been selected by the Director for this scheduled audition):

 

Provisional Rehearsal Period: March 23-May 7, 2020
Rehearsal days (TBD): Scheduled calls M-F between 7pm and 10pm; Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 6pm

For more information, please email Miriam Dady at Producer@southernshakes.org