Actor needed for Twelfth Night - extended audition

Emerald Theatre

About the project and the company

Emerald Theatre produces an outdoor Shakespeare production every August in two beautiful gardens – Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley and Soos Creek Botanical Gardens in Auburn.  This year’s production is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  We are searching for an actor to play both Malvolio and the Duke.  We are casting an ensemble group of actors who will play multiple roles and roles are cross gendered.  All are encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals begin June 26 and run through August 4, Mon, Wed, and Thurs 6:30-8:30, and Sat 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.  Performances are August 5, 6, 12, and 13, Fridays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm.

If you are looking for a great group to perform with and have the added benefit of being out-of-doors, we’re the group for you!  We offer a $100 stipend.

Submit a headshot, resume, and audition video to our website links –

Location of Audition


Other details

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin, Sebastian, has drowned. She disguises as a young man named Cesario, and works for Duke Orsino, who is in love with Olivia (who will not love him back) but is also confused about his feelings for Cesario. Viola falls for Orsino but cannot tell him as is a woman. Olivia, seeing Viola as Cesario, falls in love with the 'him.' Olivia's drunken Uncle Toby Belch and his friend Sir Andrew, plot to punish the house steward, Malvolio, because of his snobbish, better than thou attitude toward everyone. A mixed up comedy of identity and social status, all set against the backdrop of Twelfth Night, where anything is allowed to happen.

Audition requirements

Auditions are by video submission on our website Submit 2 video recorded monologues, one comic and one serious, by either Shakespeare or his contemporaries. One monologue may be from 12th Night. Headshot (or recent photo) and resume can be uploaded on the audition form at our website. You can submit through WeTransfer, Dropbox or YouTube (make sure your video is set to “unlisted” or “public," not private.)

Character breakdown / Project needs
Duke Orsino
A powerful nobleman in the country of Ilyria
The straight laced steward, head of Olivia's household
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Callback TBD after receiving video audition. Open until filled.

Pay type


Audition location

Maple Valley/Auburn Washington

Pay type

$100 $100

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Callback TBD after receiving video audition. Open until filled

Submission instructions

Auditions are by video submission and audition form located on the audition page of our website

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract