Twelfth Night - Chicago EPA (02.06.23) | Playbill

Twelfth Night - Chicago EPA (02.06.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Job Details



$1056.24 weekly minimum (Tier 6)

Monday, February 6, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (C)
Breal: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661

Director: Carl Cofield
Casting Director: Bob Mason
Casting Associate: Alexis Taylor

Rehearsal: September 2023
Previews: October 2023
Opens: Late-October 2023
Closes: early December 2023.


Taped auditions accepted here: .

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for roles in TWELFTH NIGHT (see breakdown).

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is deeply committed to welcoming artists, audience members, and staff of broadly diverse and intersectional identities, including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, ability, faith/belief tradition, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, socio-economic background, and nationality. Acknowledging the entrenched structural inequities around race in the American theater, we are especially focused on addressing equity and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals within our IDEA efforts.

Prepare one classical piece (verse preferred) and one contemporary piece; or two classical pieces or 2 contemporary pieces. 3 min total. American accents. You are not required to select pieces from TWELFTH NIGHT.

Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not recommended. Singer’s masks can be found at

Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.

Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room can accommodate no more than 45 individuals at a time.
The holding room is can accommodate no more than 35 individuals at a time.

All roles will be understudied.

Actors of diverse race and ethnicity for a music-inflected Afro-futurist production.

Malvolio: (40s-60s) African American or BIPOC, outstanding comic timing, masterful command o language.

Viola/Cesario: (mid 20’s – 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx woman who is charming, witty, enjoys language and uses it to express a wide emotional range.

Olivia: (mid 20’s – late 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx countess, beautiful and rich. Graceful, regal, and expressive, she is adamant about not falling in love - until she meets Cesario.

Sebastian: (mid 20’s -30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro- Latinx man; Viola ’s twin brother.

Maria: (mid 30’s –mid 40’s) A woman of color. Olivia’s comedic gentlewoman. Clever, resourceful and in love with Sir Toby Belch.

Sir Toby Belch: (40’s – 50’s) A man of color. Olivia’s riotous uncle. Falstaffian. A magnificent and comedic wit.

Sir Andrew Aguecheek: (30’s – 40’s) A man of any ethnicity. A foolish and comedic knight upon whom Sir Toby is sponging.

Orsino: (30’s) African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx Duke of Illyria. Handsome, poetic and mercurial, full of passion.

Feste: (30’s -40’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx man or woman, Olivia ’s fool. Extremely witty, excellent singer and musician, and a strong mover. Could play an instrument.

Fabian: (30’s) A man of color. Servant of Olivia who plots revenge against Malvolio.

Antonio/Sea Captain: (50’s) A man or woman of color; friend of Sebastian and Viola.


CAT $1056.24 weekly minimum (Tier 6)




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