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Auditions: Shakespeare in Love

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s Fall 2019 production of Shakespeare in Love will be held September 30 and October 1 at 6:00 pm on the Withycombe Main Stage in Withycombe Hall (2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis OR).


Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy based on the 1999 film by Tom Stoppard. Set in 1592, a young William Shakespeare is a struggling playwright suffering from a severe case of writer’s block until he meets the charming Viola DeLesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant with dreams of becoming an actor. This witty play features music, dance, comedy, true love, and a bit with a dog and explores themes of creativity and art.


The audition will consist of cold readings from the script and some games and movement. Auditions are open to all. Scripts are available for 24 hour check out from the Theatre Arts Main office in Withycombe 145. Please bring your schedules with any possible conflicts to the audition.


There will be a cast read-through October 4 at 6:00 pm. Regular rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 6 and will be scheduled Sundays 12:00-6:00 and Monday through Thursday 6:00-10:00 pm. Tech rehearsal will be November 9 starting at noon with tech and dress rehearsals November 10-13. Performances are scheduled November 14-15 and 22-23 at 7:30 pm and November 17 and 24 at 2:00 pm. There will be a possible pick-up rehearsal on November 21. Everyone in the cast must be available for all rehearsals starting November 4, tech/dress rehearsals, performances, and strike.


1 Will Shakespeare (Romeo)

2 Kit Marlowe

3 Henslowe

4  Fennyman

5 Lambert, DeLesseps, Heavy 1, Abraham

6 Feers, Wabash, Heavy 2

7 Burbage

8 Quickly, Molly, Lady in Waiting

9 Tilney

10 Robin (Lady Capulet) Boatman

11 Queen Elizabeth

12 Peter (Valentine, Gregory, Tybalt) Guard, Waiter/Barman

13 Viola (Thomas Kent, Romeo, Juliet)

14 Nurse

15 Ralph (Nurse, Petruchio), Catling

16 Nol (also listed as Adam) (Proteus, Servingman, Benvolio), Guard

17  Webster

18 Wessex

19 Ned (Mercutio)

20  Sam (Juliet)

21 Kate, Lady in Waiting


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to 8:00pm

Withycombe Hall, Main Stage
2921 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Performance, Fair or Festival

Event Topic

Art and Entertainment


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student




College of Liberal Arts, School of Arts and Communication


Contact Name

Elizabeth Helman

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