Samantha Calatozzo Cobb
As You Like It
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
Plague Mask Players is seeking a diverse group of fully vaccinated actors for all roles in our upcoming in-person production of As You Like It. We are actively seeking BIPOC and a variety of gender-identities. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identity as members of under-represented communities. Please note that this production will be complying with COVID guidelines, restrictions, and regulations.
Please fill out the following form at the bottom of the page and we will e-mail you with a timeslot. If you are unable to attend live auditions, please submit a video audition. Self-tapes are due by 5:00 pm on 8/29/2021. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, if you are not fully vaccinated and past the 2-week period by the time of auditions we require you to submit your audition virtually.
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE. Actors 16+ encouraged to audition. (See Character list below.)
Please prepare or record a polished 1-minute Shakespeare monologue. You may use a monologue of your own choosing from any Shakespeare play or one of the provided monologues. Note from the director: We understand that Shakespeare can be a bit nerve-wracking for those who do not specialize in it, so we are offering you the option of delivering your monologue on-book, if you prefer. We expect a well-prepared, committed performance whether or not your monologue is memorized. Level of memorization will not hinder your audition. CLICK HERE FOR PROVIDED MONOLOGUES
If you’d like to be considered for a musical role (Amiens or potentially other ensemble members), we would also like to see 30 seconds a capella of a contemporary song. You can sing or play your own instrument or both! A piano will not be provided. This musical portion is NOT required. More information under casting breakdown.
Attach headshot and resume to digital form. We ask that you do not bring any physical copies to your audition.
Callbacks for specific roles may include in-person & virtual callbacks subject to actor’s availability.
AUDITION INFORMATION (Location: Mainstage Irving 222)
In-Person/Virtual auditions: Sunday, August 29, 2pm-5pm
In-Person Callbacks: Monday, August 30, 7pm-10pm
Virtual Callbacks (as needed): Tuesday, August 31, 7pm-10pm
REHEARSAL INFORMATION (Location: Mainstage Irving 222)
Rehearsals will begin September 14th, 2021 and will be evenings and weekends, up to 5 rehearsals a week Monday – Saturday depending on cast availability. We will work to accommodate any conflicts/work schedules as best we can; please do not be afraid to submit due to work conflicts.
PERFORMANCE DATES (Location: Mainstage Irving 222)
OCT 14-17, & 21-24; Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm. Sundays at 2:30pm.
Plague Mask Players work prohibits discrimination. Plague Mask Players is committed to diversity and encourages all its directors to engage in a policy of equal opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Plague Mask Players encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.