As You Like It
by Austin Shakespeare Youth Troupe

Mar. 04 (2017)

Featuring Shakespeare's most fascinating female heroine, Rosalind, As You Like It has everything you love about Shakespeare: mistaken identities, characters in love with the "wrong" person, peril, chance encounters and, of course, a wedding. All this wrapped in the extraordinary poetry of The Bard.

Auditions for Young Shakespeare’s As You Like It


WHEN: 1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Audition by appointment only

Performances will be June 15 - 25, 2017


WHERE: Austin Playwright’s Studio

5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Bldg K, Ste 125

Austin Texas, 78751




Austin Shakespeare’s professionally directed and designed program, Young Shakespeare, offers a free audition workshop from 1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for As You Like It. The romantic comedy rehearses on weekends in early May and begins weeknight rehearsals on May 16. Performances will run from June 15 – June 25 at Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s outdoor Curtain Theatre (7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive), Austin's replica of an Elizabethan theater on the shores of Lake Austin. ALL roles are open and diversity is encouraged. The company is also seeking teen vocalists and instrumentalists for some of the roles. If cast, tuition is required and reasonable. 


AUDITIONERS MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. For information or to set up an appointment, contact


This is Young Shakespeare’s ninth year in action. Participating students, ranging in age from 12-19 years, come from throughout the Central Texas area, including Round Rock, Pflugerville, Austin, Westlake and Waco, among other places. The young company will be directed by Austin Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella and trained by professional coaches and designers, including Movement and Vocal Coach Nancy Eyermann. 



Director – Ann Ciccolella

Movement and Vocal Coach – Nancy Eyermann



Rosalind, the Old Duke’s daughter

Celia, Duke Frederick’s daughter

Phebe, a shepherdess

Audrey, a goatherd

Duke Senior, exiled to the Forest of Arden

Duke Frederick, a usurper

Amiens, an exiled lord, sings

Duke Jaques, melancholy lord of Duke Senior

Le Beau, comic courtier of Duke Frederick’s

Charles, the Duke’s wrestler

Oliver, Orlando’s elder brother

Orlando, youngest son of the deceased 

Jacques de Boys
, long lost brother of Orlando

Adam, the old servant of Sir Rowland’s

Touchstone, Duke Frederick’s jester

Sir Oliver Martext, a country minister

Corin, an old shepherd

Silvius, a young shepherd in love with Phoebe

William, a country-man in love with Audrey