Equity Principal Auditions – Twelfth Night

WHO: New York Classical Theatre

SEEKING: Casting Director states, “Seeking a very ethnically diverse cast.”
Duke Orsino (male, 40s-50s) — Regal, wealthy, stern, cerebral, bored, a dreamer, loves the idea of being in love, surprises himself.
Viola (early to mid 20s) — Plays a boy (Cesario) for most of the performance (pants role), twin to her brother Sebastian, passionate, poetic, highly intelligent, hard working, regal yet earthy, thoughtful, honest, romantic.
Fabian (mid 40s) — Servant to Olivia, keeps a low profile, good at his job, open to having fun.
Olivia (female 30s-40s) — Proud, beautiful, sensual, focused, selfish, surprises herself.
Feste (male, mid 20s-40s) — Olivia’s fool, strong music background and must be able to sing, independent, wise beyond his years, in love with Olivia.
Malvolio (male, 30s-40s) — Dedicated, loyal, cynical, puritanical, analytical.
Sir Toby Belch (40s-60s) — Cousin of Olivia, in love with Maria, larger than life (physically as well as temperamentally), free spirit, charming, loveable, enjoys drinking, wicked sense of humor, broke but uses Aguecheek for his money, must sing.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (20s-40s) — Friend of Toby Belch, shy, scared of his own shadow, foolish, insecure, proclaims his love for Olivia, must sing.
Maria (30s-40s) — Olivia’s maid, in love with Toby Belch, smart, cunning, dedicated to Olivia.
Note: The roles of Valentine, Sebastian and Antonio will not be on Equity contracts.

WHEN: 12-week contract. 1st reh: 4/30/12. Rehearses M-Th 4-9; Sa and Su 1-9. Runs 5/29-6/24 (Th-Su, 7 PM) in Central Park. Runs 6/26-7/22 (selected nights) in Battery Park.

Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.

WHERE:Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City

PAY: New York Classical Theatre Transition $145/week minimum + pension, health. Additional salary for work-weeks over 20 hours.

HOW TO APPLY: Please prepare a Shakespearean piece in verse (2 minutes or less). Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

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