Seattle Shakespeare Company - Merry Wives Of Windsor

Seattle Shakespeare Company

About the project and the company

Seattle Shakespeare Company invites in-person auditions from actors of all identities who reside in our local Puget Sound community who are interested in being considered for MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, for our 23-24 Indoor Season.


At Seattle Shakespeare we believe it is important to fully represent our community onstage so that these classic texts can speak to everyone. To do so, we strive to bring together diverse performers working from their full, authentic selves and operating at the top of their craft. As a Seattle-based company, we prioritize the local cultural ecology and local artists in our work.


Following health & safety guidelines, we will be rehearsing in-person and performing live at outdoor, community, and educational venues throughout the greater Puget Sound area.


Seattle Shakespeare Company holds rehearsals for productions Tu-Sa, historically between the hours of 10a-6p. We are working to develop an anti-oppressive work schedule and are currently using a 5-day work-week model, expecting to learn more and respond to the specific needs of our community throughout the year. We will offer space to inform us of your access needs on our audition form and pre-contract intake.


About The Show:

A Queere Adaption

wherein neighbors look a little different, 

but are just the same at heart


Windsor has the feel of a small moderately liberal town in America that could have been plucked from Oregon, Illinois, or Rhode Island, a place where there’s only one good place to hang out, everyone knows everyone’s business, and while everyone cares about each other, not everyone necessarily likes each other or agrees politically. 


Location of Audition

Auditions will be held April 10th, between 10-6p at Seattle Center, Armory Building.

Other details

Please know that some roles may already be cast. This adaptation also doubles some roles.

If you have other inquiries about our upcoming shows or casting process, please email — or, if you prefer, you are welcome to reach out to our Diversity Programming & Casting Associate, Pilar O’Connell (

Audition requirements

For these auditions we will ask you to prepare a one-minute Shakespeare prose piece. You are not required to memorize this monologue, the expectation is that you will be familiar and ready to “rehearse” with it.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Transmasc brash punk political "badboy", with the potential for growth (late 20s/early 30s)
Judge Shallow
The ancient/crone in this story. Looking for a true comedian of any gender who can both play it strict/straight and also cut loose.
A HIMBO– secretly gay, marries Simple (30s)
Dr. Caius
Rich PhD kind of doctor. Arch, effete, detached buy gooey (30s/40s)
Master Ford
This is a character who will be embarrassed on stage. Looking for the actor who is open to taking ‘all the pies in the face’ and enjoying it.
Mistress Page
Open, positive energy. Invested in helping her best friend. Sees the world with clear eyes.
Master Page
A man who can take charge – “mayor energy”.
Anne Page
Maybe she’s not a “traditional beauty” – even better, she resonates with kindness and love (20s)
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

April 10th

Pay type

Contract (union or other)

Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

Weekly AEA Pay $690 + Health & Pension Weekly Non-Union Pay $650 + additional hourly should call exceed 34 hours Weekly AEA Pay $690 + Health & Pension Weekly Non-Union Pay $650 + additional hourly should call exceed 34 hours

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

April 13th

Submission instructions

Auditions will be held on a first-come first-serve basis, with advance registration. This is a new format for us– what it means is that you are welcome to arrive at whatever times best suits your schedule for a short individual audition and we will see people in the order they arrive. To register for an audition, please fill out the form at:

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract

Equity (AEA)