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AUDITION NOTICE: Silver Stage Senior Theatre


The Silver Stage program by Stray Dog Theatre is returning in May 2023, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 55. This production will be a series of scenes from plays by William Shakespeare. Silver Stage hopes to provide the experience of theater to senior citizens, regardless of ability, age, experience, or background, and create a network of mature performers who can become an active and vibrant part of our theater community for years to come.


Auditions for Scenes of Shakespeare will be held February 11, 2023, 1 to 4 pm.


No experience necessary! Whether you’re a seasoned actor or a first timer, we want to work with you.


Any seniors (55 and over) who can provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals and

performances and are interested in theater can audition.


As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.


Scenes of Shakespeare

Selected from plays written by William Shakespeare including:

Twelfth Night

Love's Labour's Lost

The Winter's Tale

The Merchant of Venice

Romeo and Juliet



These scenes will include characters and situations illuminating the lighter side of Shakespeare.


Silver Stage Program Director: David Wassilak


Performances: Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday, May 7 at 2 pm.


We will try to schedule rehearsals to accommodate those cast, but are looking at Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings. Possible day time rehearsals during the week, if cast is available.


Rehearsals will include theater and improvisation games and exercises, language work, staging, and movement.


Roles to be Cast:

Maria, Feste, Olivia, Malvolio, Sir Toby Belch—Twelfth Night Act I, Scene 5

Don Armado, Moth—Love's Labour's Lost Act I, Scene 2

Autolycus, Young Shepard—The Winter's Tale Act IV, Scene 3

Portia, Nerissa—The Merchant of Venice Act I, Scene 2

Juliet, Nurse—Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scene 5

Gravedigger(s), Hamlet, Horatio—Hamlet Act V, Scene 1

*There may be changes to this lineup.


Note: We are looking to cast up to 10 actors. Scenes will be rehearsed separately for safety.




Please note that this is not an automated email and could take up to 24 hours to receive a response.


1 First and last name,

2 Contact phone number,

3 Desired appointment time,


Appointment Dates/Times:

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1 to 4 pm. (Audition Space opens at 12:30)


PLEASE NOTE: If you are not available for the listed audition times but are interested in auditioning, please let us know. The casting directors will consider those with an appointment first but if a role goes unfilled we will let you know about additional auditions.




Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

(Off-street parking at lot north of the Abbey.)

Arrive at scheduled audition 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.

A: Please be prepared to read from one of the scenes from above. You will be provided with the sides when your audition is confirmed. No need to memorize.

B: Provide a picture of yourself.

C: Have fun! We want to see that you are excited about joining us. Don’t be nervous, and show us what you’ve got.

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