Audition for 12th Night
Fenix Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for our critically acclaimed musical production of 12th Night: A Celebration of Shakespeare & Song, co-directed by Peter Brown and Kat Moraros. We are seeking a diverse group of actors who sing (and playing instruments is a plus)!
Auditions will be held on Monday August 7th, 2023 from 6-9pm at Stevens Square Community Center, 631 Stevens Ave, Portland ME, 04103.
Rehearsals: expected to start early October 2023 (evenings and weekends)
Performances: December 6-17, 2023
Rehearsals and performances will take place at Stevens Square Community Center.
All roles are paid with a stipend of $800.
We are looking to cast the following roles, all of which require singing:
Viola - 20-30's; any ethnicity, nonbinary or female-identifying. Viola, shipwrecked in Illyria and assuming her twin brother dead at sea, disguises herself as “Cesario” to work for Duke Orsino. Viola ends up in a queer love triangle with the Duke and Olivia.
Olivia - 20-30's; any ethnicity, nonbinary or female-identifying. Olivia is a wealthy countess who is in mourning for her brother and father. When “Cesario” woos Olivia on behalf of the Duke, Olivia falls head over heels for “Cesario”.
Sir Toby Belch - 40-50's; any ethnicity, male-identifying. Sir Toby is Olivia’s drunken uncle. He is in a relationship with Maria.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - 20-40's; any ethnicity, male-identifying. Sir Andrew is Sir Toby’s wealthy friend, drunk most of the time, who is unsuccessfully wooing Olivia. Physical comedy and clowning chops are a plus.
Feste - 20-40's; any ethnicity, any gender identity. Feste, the fool, gets up to lots of hijinx with Maria, Toby, and Andrew. Feste does a lot of heavy lifting musically in our production and should be a powerhouse singer!
Sebastian - 20-30's; any ethnicity, nonbinary or male-identifying. Viola’s twin brother who arrives in Illyria with sea captain Antonio. They love each other, but Sebastian falls hard for Olivia when she mistakes him for “Cesario”. **This role requires high proficiency in guitar as they also serve as a member of the 12th Night band.
Understudies - we will also be casting two understudies to cover multiple roles (performing book in hand) as needed.
The roles of Malvolio, Orsino, Antonio, and Maria have been cast.
Please email your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition slot and indicate which role(s) you are interested in. When submitting, please let us know if you play any instruments and your level of proficiency. Please prepare the sides we will provide, along with 16-32 measures of a holiday song to be sung acapella.
Fenix Theatre Company is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage people of all races, gender identities, ethnicities, religions, orientations, creeds, neuro-diversities, and physical abilities to attend these auditions.
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We look forward to seeing you at auditions!