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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
or What You Will

Emerald Theatre is currently accepting

video auditions submissions

for actors 18 and over


Shakespeare in the Garden.

Performances at Lake Wilderness Arboretum

and Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Directed by Earlene DeLeon


Rehearsals and Performances

Performances will be August 5, 12 at 2:00 pm and 6, 13 at 7:00 pm

outdoors at Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley

and at Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn.

You will be notified of a callback during the weeks of April 17-28.


Rehearsals will begin the last week of June, four days a week (Mon, Wed & Thurs evenings and Sat days). A more complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at callbacks. All rehearsals will take place outdoors at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

Stipend:  $100

                                                             AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Please see synopsis and character list below.

  • Submit two- 1 minute videos, Shakespeare (or one of his contemporaries) monologues.

  • Fill out the audition form.

  • Videos may be sent to with a YouTube or Dropbox link.

  • If you are not able to submit a video or have questions, please contact Earlene DeLeon at    

  • Experienced and emerging actors 18+ are encouraged to audition. Emerald Theatre celebrates people of every gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. We strive, always, to address and maintain a space that works towards anti-racism and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and encourage submissions from all.


                                                        AUDITION VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

  • Begin your video by slating your first and last name, pronouns, plus the play you are acting from and the character.

  • Film at a medium shot—about waist/belly button up to a few inches above your head (please allow yourself to move around/play within that frame!)

  • Label File: FirstNameLastName_Twelfth Night

                                          HEADSHOT AND RESUME INSTRUCTIONS

Attach your headshot (does not need to be professional but should look like you currently) and resume to the audition form when you fill it out.



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 the woman she really is.  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 gender identity and social status, all set against the backdrop of Twelfth Night, where anything is allowed to happen.



​We are still auditioning for the following parts:

  • DUKE ORSINO, A powerful nobleman in the country of Illyria

  • SIR TOBY BELCH, Olivia's uncle who lives with her

  • MALVOLIO, The straight laced steward—or head servant—in the household of Lady Olivia                                                                                    

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