Yale Repertory Theatre / Drama Productions Inc.
New Haven, CT
Twelfth Night - NYC Appointments
Casting – Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel
James Bundy, Artistic Director and Dean, Yale
School of Drama
By William Shakespeare Directed by Carl Cofield
First rehearsal: February 4, 2019. First tech: March 7, 2019
First preview: March 15, 2019 Opening: March 21, 2019 Closing: April 6, 2019
All roles at Yale Rep are understudied.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for various roles.
Yale Rep is committed to an inclusive casting policy and encourages all actors to audition regardless of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afrofuturist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.
Seeking: Actors representing a diversity of races and ethnicities for a music-inflected Afro-futurist production.
The role of Malvolio has been cast.
Viola/Cesario (mid 20’s – 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx woman who is charming, witty, enjoys language and uses it to express a wide emotional range.
Olivia (mid 20’s – late 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx countess, beautiful and rich. Graceful, regal, and expressive, she is adamant about not falling in love - until she meets Cesario.
Sebastian (mid 20’s -30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx man; Viola’s twin brother.
Maria (mid 30’s –mid 40’s) A woman of color. Olivia’s comedic gentlewoman. Clever, resourceful and in love with Sir Toby Belch.
Sir Toby Belch (40’s – 50’s) A man of color. Olivia’s riotous uncle. Falstaffian. A magnificent and comedic wit.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (30’s – 40’s) A man of any ethnicity. A foolish and comedic knight upon whom Sir Toby is sponging.
Orsino (30’s) African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx Duke of Illyria. Handsome, poetic and mercurial, full of passion.
Feste (30’s -40’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx man or woman, Olivia’s fool. Extremely witty, excellent singer and musician, and a strong mover. Could play an instrument.
Fabian (30’s) A man of color. Servant of Olivia who plots revenge against Malvolio. Antonio/Sea Captain (50’s) A person of color; friend of Sebastian and Viola.
Appointment Auditions will be in NY in September, 2018.
For consideration, mail picture and resume.
TARA RUBIN CASTING
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