UPCOMING AUDITIONS: “Love’s Labours Lost” & “Robin Hood”

Love’s Labours Lost, by William Shakespeare
Classic Theater Guild is pleased to announce auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.

Auditions are June 2nd and 3rd, 7pm-9pm in the basement of Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY.

-Please memorize a short comedic classic monologue (2 or 3 minutes long)
-We will also be reading sides from the show
-You may bring a current resume and headshot if you have one, but they are not required
-RSVP to Phil Bruns at phillipbruns@yahoo.com

Play Synopsis: Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, and focuses on themes of masculine love and desire. The tale follows the King of Navarre and three of his men (Berowne, Dumaine, Longaville) as they attempt to take an oath to forswear the company of women. They devote themselves to studying and fasting for three years. It becomes increasingly difficult for them as the Princess of France and her ladies arrive, wishing to speak to the King.

Ferdinand – King of Navarre (40s or older)
Berowne – An outspoken lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Longaville – A lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Dumaine – A lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Princess of France – Becomes the Queen of France later in the story (30s-50s)
Rosaline – A witty lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Maria – A lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Katherine – A lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Boyet – An elderly gossipy lord attending to the princess (40s or older)
Marcade – Messenger from France
Don Adriano de Armado – A Spanish braggart who thinks himself greater than he really is
Moth – Armado’s sharp-tongued page
Sir Nathaniel – The local curate
Holofernes – The schoolmaster
Dull – The local constable
Costard – Rival’s Armado for the affections of Jaquenetta
Jaquenetta – A country wench
Forester – A man attempting to keep up with the princess’ games of wit

- Ages are flexible for most characters unless otherwise indicated.
- We welcome all experienced applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, or physical ability.
- This is a non-equity, volunteer production.
- You must be available for rehearsal 3 or 4 days a week for rehearsals starting around 7pm.
- Performance dates are scheduled for the first and second weekends in August.
- All performances will be at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY.

If you have any questions, you can contact the director (Phil Bruns) at 518-894-8085, or email him at phillipbruns@yahoo.com.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Robin Hood, by Julie Jaster
Classic Theater Guild announces auditions for its outdoor family show – ROBIN HOOD – part of the annual Classic Theater Guild Summer Festival held at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont.Auditions:

Tuesday, May 30, Weds May 31 and Thurs June 1

6 to 8 pm

Wyman Osterhout Community Center

7 The Old Road, Voorheesville (intersection of 85 and 85A)


This is a youth production.  We will be casting young adult and youth actors ages 7 to 15.  Auditions will consist of readings from scripts and improv games designed to showcase the young actor’s personality.

Please note this is NOT a summer camp.  Rehearsals will be held on weekday evenings and weekends during June and July.  There is NO TUITION.  Rehearsals will be at the Osterhout Community Center and Indian Ladder Farms.


Festival dates are August 3 to August 13.  There will be approximately six performances during the Festival.

For more information, please contact Steve Suriano (Producer) 441-8523, sjsuriano@gmail.com or Julie Jaster (Director) 836-6832 , juliejaster@gmail.com



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