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for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sea Tea Improv Studios

11 Asylum St #402, Hartford, CT 06103



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Production Details:

  • Title: Twelfth Night

  • Playwright: William Shakespeare

  • Director: Jackson Kulinski

  • Production Company: Escapism Productions

  • Audition Location: Sea Tea Improv Studios, 11 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103

  • Audition Date: May 4, 2024, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Performance Dates: August 3 (afternoon), August 9 (evening), August 10 (afternoon and evening), August 16 (evening), August 17 (afternoon and evening)
    Additional days possible at discretion of location and performer availability. 

  • Performance Location: The Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St, Southington, CT 06489

About the Play:

"Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister..." (- Royal Shakespeare Company)

We are looking for performers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. While ages and genders are in the descriptions below, we are more than willing to cast based on ability. Please note, that some of these character might be doubled up upon by the same actor, so one person may be cast in several parts. 


  • Orsino, The Duke of Illyria and its ruler. At the opening of the comedy, he is desperately in love with Lady Olivia, who spurns his romantic overtures in spite of the fact that he is a perfect and ideal gentleman.

  • Viola/Cesario After being shipwrecked, she disguises herself as a young boy, takes the name of Cesario, and attains a position in Duke Orsino's household because of her wit and charm. As a boy, she is then used as an emissary from the duke to court Lady Olivia. Her twin brother, Sebastian, looks exactly like her.

  • Lady Olivia She is a rich countess who, at first, plans to mourn her brother's recent death for seven years, but when she meets the emissary from Duke Orsino (Viola disguised as a boy), she immediately falls in love with the youth.

  • Sebastian The twin brother to Viola who is mistaken for Cesario when he (Sebastian) arrives in town. He meets Olivia and enters immediately into a marriage with her.

  • Antonio A sea captain who aids and protects Sebastian; his pleas for help are ignored by Viola, who in her disguise looks exactly like her twin brother.

  • Sir Toby Belch Lady Olivia's uncle who lives with her and who is given to constant drinking bouts; he delights in playing tricks on others.

  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek A knight who is encouraged by Sir Toby to continue courting Lady Olivia because as long as he courts Lady Olivia, Sir Toby can gull him out of enough money to continue the nightly drinking bouts.

  • Malvolio Lady Olivia's steward who also has fantasies that Lady Olivia might someday marry him. He is opposed to Sir Toby's drinking bouts, and, thus, he becomes the object of one of Sir Toby's elaborate tricks.

  • Maria Lady Olivia's waiting woman; she is clever and arranges a superlative trick to be played on Malvolio.

  • Feste A clown, or "jester," in the employ of Lady Olivia; he has a marvelous way with words and with making a sentence "get up and walk away."

  • Fabian Another servant of some importance in Lady Olivia's house.

  • Valentine and Curio Two gentlemen who attend Duke Orsino.

Audition Requirements:

Additional Information:

  • Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, May 18, from 3pm to 7pm. This rehearsal is required. They will be held every Saturday around the same time, leading up to opening night. 
    Additional rehearsals hours or days may be added, but only at the agreement of availability for all parties involved. 

  • The rehearsal schedule, including a list of scheduled scenes and run-throughs, will be provided at the first rehearsal. Actors are not required to be at rehearsal on days they are not scheduled, but if they wish to observe, that is allowed.

  • Some rehearsals will be at the Sea Tea Improv location, while others will be on site at the Banres Museum. This may be subject to change at times due to weather. 

  • This show will be an OUTSIDE production in the gardens of the Barnes Museum. 

  • This is a paid production. Compensation details will be discussed upon casting.

  • This production is a non-Equity production. Actors of all experience levels, including non-Equity actors, are encouraged to audition.

  • Video auditions must be submitted by 11:59 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2024. 


We look forward to seeing your talent and dedication at auditions. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via the contact sheet on this website. Break a leg!

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