Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions: - for the play Shakespeare in Love are by appointment, April 13 & 14, 2019. Click here to sign up online.

Shakespeare in Love at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for roles in the play SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE on SATURDAY, APRIL 13 and SUNDAY, APRIL 14. The director is casting Adult actors (age range 20s to 60s). There are no children’s roles required for this production. ALL roles are open and available for audition and all receive remuneration. We are very open to diversity in casting and ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Actors are asked to sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. If you are unable to navigate this process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE by Lee Hall, is adapted from the screenplay by Tom Stoppard & Marc Norman. It will be directed by David Sikking.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Audition Requirements for speaking roles:

  • Please submit online your appointment request along with your resume and headshot by following the instructions on the online audition site. You can email a resume and head shot to  and note SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE AUDITION and your LAST NAME in the subject line. Please bring both resume and head shot to your audition appointment as back up.
  • The director is seeking male and female actors from age 18 to 70.  Singing, stage combat, and dialect experience are a plus.
  • All races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
  • Actors should prepare a one-minute comic monologue.
    Actors may be asked to cold read from the script.
  • Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director's discretion. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

Important Dates:

Rehearsal schedule:  Rehearsals will begin Mid-September. The tentative schedule will be Monday  Thursday 6:30 pm  10 pm, Sat. & Sun. 10 am  4 pm, Fridays will be off.
Performance schedule: Shakespeare in Love opens opens November 1, 2019 and continues through December 8, 2019. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 pm, some Sundays at 7:00 pm, some Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the play
In the palace of Queen Elizabeth I, a wager of 50 shillings is proposed – a very worthy sum – riding upon the answer to a very worthy question: Can a play show us the very truth and nature of love? Enter struggling and penniless young playwright, Will Shakespeare – about to begin rehearsals for his latest – and as yet unwritten – play…Romeo, and Ethel The Pirate’s Daughter. Unfortunately, Will is suffering writer’s block – his words will not come – his mighty quill is broken – his well is dry. Enter Viola de Lesseps, a beautiful young noblewoman whose love of the theatre sparks in her a burning passion to tread the stage – a place forbidden to the women of her era. Not to be denied poetry, adventure and love, Viola disguises herself as a man, and finds herself caught up in the adventure of a lifetime. Shakespeare In Love is a joyous celebration of theatre and its power to transform – of genius as it bumbles towards brilliance – of the individual who courageously struggles against the tide of outside influence to become master of their own life – and above all, of love – the very truth and nature of which it might just be possible to be shown in a play.

Breakdown of Roles:

Please note: All roles are open. Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration

  • Will
  • Viola
  • Marlowe / & Actor playing Sampson
  • Fennyman
  • Henslowe
  • Webster
  • Queen / Party Guest / Molly
  • Nurse
  • Wessex / Henchman #1
  • Frees / Sir Robert / Wabash (Prince)
  • Lambert / Henchman #2 / Ned
  • Burbage / Guard (Catling) /
  • Mistress Q / Party Guest / Kate
  • (Maestro) / Sam
  • Tilney / Barman
  • Ralph (Nurse)
  • Robin (Tybalt & Lady Capulet), Boatman
  • Nol (Benvolio)
  • Actor #1 Peter (Valentine, Petruchio, Abraham, Capulet Servant)
  • Actor #2: Adam (Proteus, Gregory)

Auditions are by appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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