Twelfth Night (2023) Auditions

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 Twelfth Night, the musical version from Shaina Taub.

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 and safety guidelines, we will be rehearsing in-person and performing live in our home indoor venue at The Armory, as well as touring to outdoor, community, and educational venues throughout Washington state.

Seattle Shakespeare Company holds rehearsals during the day, 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.

Production Info:
Twelfth Night
A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Ruben Van Kempen
Music Direction by RJ Tancioco
Choreography by Kathryn Van Meter
1st Rehearsal: Approx. March 21st, 2022
Run: April 25-May 21, 2023
Performed at the Center Theatre

Weekly AEA Pay $690 + Health & Pension
Weekly Non-Union Pay $650

Auditions will be held October 15, between 10a-3p. There is potential for a callback October 24. You will receive further details upon confirmation of your audition appointment.

For these auditions we will ask you to prepare one of the two short speaking sides offered, as well as a song selection based on vocal range. We will also ask you to participate in a movement call.

These will be provided when we schedule your audition.

To register for an audition, please fill out the form at:

Please know that some roles have already been cast.

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 Coordinator, Lamar Legend (