Submitted by Kristen Palmer, Executive Artistic Director,
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
The Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Company will be holding auditions for William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL on Monday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00pm, with performances opening Thursday, May 3rd at 7pm.
Performances will continue through May 12th. Full schedule available.
Open to all actors aged 12 –19, interested teens should plan to come both nights of auditions. Expect to join into games, read from prepared texts and get to know other young actors in the
This production will transport audiences to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater along the Thames in London for an evening of “traditional” theater – loud, fast-paced, and riddled with hilarity!
Appropriate for all ages the production will feature set, lighting, costume, and sound design by
professional theater designers. All performances will be at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128
Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults.
“Shakespeare is often associated with being boring, uptight, and difficult to understand, but the
original purpose of his plays was to give the general public a means to poke fun at the
aristocracy and upper class. The goal of this show is to bring that energy back and give both our
performers and audiences a new outlook on the accessibility, timeliness, and humor that keep
his plays relevant more than 400 years after they were penned,” says director Chris Coffey.
The Teen Company at Oddfellows Playhouse is open to youth ages 12 – 19. The company
produces 2 – 3 mainstage productions each year, auditions are open to all and actors who
commit to the process are cast in a speaking role. Sliding scale, work-study, and financial aid are
available to any student in need. The next project this season is The30 th Annual Children’s
Circus of Middletown, a co-production with the City of Middletown Commission on the Arts.
Visit www.oddfellows.org or www.cityofmiddletown.com for more information.