**AUDITION SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED. YOU MAY STILL COME TO THE THEATRE DURING THE AUDITION TIMES AND WE WILL GET YOU IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN A WINDOW BECOMES AVAILALBLE.**
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Auditions
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE on Saturday, October 23rd. Auditions are open to the public. This production features a cast of 20-30 adults actors and one youth actor of all races/ethnicities and gender identities. Please see the Character Description Link below for more specific information about roles.
AUDITION INFORMATION - ADULTS
AUDITIONS are 60 minute slots by appointment.
- Please prepare approximately 10 memorized lines of Shakespearean text (30 seconds). Any play/character is fine and does not need to coincide with the actors’ own age/gender. We want to see that you can breathe life into Shakespeare’s text with confidence and a sense of playfulness.
- After everyone has presented their Shakespearean text, we will do readings from the script. The scene selections that we will be reading are available below (click the link that says "Shakespeare Audition Sides"). You do NOT have to have scenes memorized, but it will be helpful to be familiar with the scenes we are going to read so that you can feel comfortable! Please know that the team will make every effort to see you for the characters you are MOST interested in, but you will likely read several characters at auditions, including some that you may not be as interested in.
- Please see the Character Descriptions link below for recommended age ranges and character info.
- Full Perusal scripts can be checked out with a $10 deposit at the Civic Theatre Box office M-F 10am-5pm from Thursday, September 30th-Friday, October 15th. After that, you may read the perusal script AT the theatre but the scripts may not leave the building.
- PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE AUDITION FORM AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR AUDITION: https://forms.gle/juGvTkhfEHhaZob67
- We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to your audition time to ensure adequate time for parking and sign-in.
COVID POLICY: While Kent County is in the CDC's "High" or "Substantial" Risk categories, we are asking ALL actors to mask during the majority of auditions & rehearsals. We will allow VACCINATED actors to remove their masks for their Shakespeare text/monologue. Civic's current policy states that fully vaccinated actors may go without masks while ONSTAGE actively performing and during key rehearsals onstage, but masks will continue to be required backstage and in the rehearsal hall. UNVACCINATED performers will be required to mask at all times in the building. If Kent County goes back down to "Moderate" Risk, vaccinated performers will not be required to wear masks during rehearsals and backstage, though the use of masks to reduce the spread of Covid-19 is always encouraged!
Saturday, October 23rd 4pm-9pm
Wednesday, October 27th from 6-10pm
Callbacks are by invitation only based on the needs of the individual productions.
Young William Shakespeare finds his muse and pens the world’s most famous romantic story in this uproarious comedy based on the Academy Award-winning film.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline (and the creditors) for his new play are closing in, and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. Will finds his muse in Viola, a young woman who will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Despite Will’s ruthless adversaries and a dysfunctional theatrical company, he and Viola’s love blossoms and inspires his greatest masterpiece.
Director: Allyson Paris
Assistant Director: Kristin Tomlin
Stage Manager: Matt Ablan
Choreographer: Erin Kacos-Pott
|| Allyson Paris