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:
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.
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION
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,
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.
FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
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.