Download the official audition announcement HERE.

Sign up to audition by filling out the online form HERE.

Audition sides are available HERE.


presented by the Tipsy Shakespeare Project

Directed by Isaac Young


Saturday, March 21, 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


To schedule an audition please fill out the online form HERE. Please include your name, phone number, email address, pronouns (eg. He/Him, She/ Her, They/ Them, etc.), and preferred audition slot. We will get in touch with you shortly after to confirm.


The Tipsy Shakespeare Project is seeking a diverse ensemble of actors over 21 years of age who are willing to bring their full selves to the words of William Shakespeare over a fast-paced rehearsal process.


We encourage all actors to audition for the role they feel represents their talents best, regardless of age, appearance, national origin, sex, gender, or ability. We will be considering all persons for all roles, unless requested otherwise.


We are only accepting non-equity submissions at this time.


Auditions will consist of readings from the play. Sides will be made available online no later than two weeks prior to the audition date, and hard copies will also be provided the day of the audition. Please choose the side for the character you wish to audition for. Please be familiar with the play before you audition.


Actors may choose to sing a 16 bar cut of any song. An accompanist will NOT be provided, but actors are welcome and encouraged to accompany themselves on their own instrument.


A headshot and/or theatrical resume are welcome, but not required for this audition.


Ryan Hewitt (Artistic Director, Greenwood Community Theatre), John Keenan (Technical Director, Greenwood Community Theatre), Isaac Young (Managing Artistic Director, Eccentric Bear Theater Co.) 


Rehearsal days/ times*:

  • Monday, April 13 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

  • Tuesday, April 14 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

  • Saturday, May 02 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Monday, May 04 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

  • Tuesday, May 05 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)


  • Thursday, May 7th (6:00 - 10:00 PM)


  • Friday, May 8th (7:00 PM actor call, 8:00 PM curtain)

*Rehearsal days/times may change based on actor/ crew availability. 


This performance will take place in a bar, and actors will be allowed (NOT required) to consume alcoholic beverages throughout the performance. They will be expected to know their limits and not become unable to carry out the requirements of the show.


Tipsy Shakespeare actors will be asked to engage directly with audience members, improvise, and think on their feet.

This production is accessible to actors who require a mobility device.



By William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Isaac Young

Production Stage Manager: TBD

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020

Venue: Good Times Brewing (233 Maxwell Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646)


Synopsis: After a massive shipwreck leaves Viola and her twin brother stranded on the shore of Illyria, she disguises herself as a man for her own protection. What follows is the classic story about a girl dressed as a boy who falls in love with a boy who loves a girl who loves the girl dressed as a boy. Make sense? Considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies,Twelfth Night is a tale of music, drunken revelry, and the kind of love that turns us all into fools. 


Characters*: We will be auditioning the following roles (Any pronouns or gender identifications listed below refer to the characters as written, not necessarily the actors who play them)


  • VIOLA - A young woman who is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria. She disguises herself as a young man called Cesario and goes to work for Duke Orsino.


  • ORSINO - A Duke and governor of Illyria. He is in love with Olivia even though she is not interested in him.


  • OLIVIA - A wealthy heiress whose father and brother have recently died.


  • SIR TOBY BELCH - Olivia’s uncle. He is often drunk and enjoys playing tricks on people. Comedic role. 


  • SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK - Wealthy, dim-witted friend of Sir Toby and a so-called “knight”. He hopes to marry Olivia. Comedic role. 

  • MARIA - Olivia's maid. She is fond of Sir Toby and likes to impress him. Comedic role.


  • FESTE - Olivia’s jester and a roving entertainer. Strong musician and improviser. (Also plays SEA CAPTAIN, OFFICER 1)


  • SEBASTIAN - Viola's twin brother. He was rescued from the shipwreck by Antonio and believes his sister to be dead. (Also plays OFFICER 2)


*The roles of MALVOLIO and ANTONIO have already been cast.

The Tipsy Shakespeare Project is a program of the Greenwood Community Theatre in collaboration with the Eccentric Bear Theater Co.



Executive Director: Stephen Gilbert

Box Office Manager: Angela Scott

Production/Technical Director: John F. Keenan

Artistic Director/Director of Youth and Outreach: Ryan Hewitt


2020 Board of Directors

President: Jane Merrill

Vice President: Tommy Stoddard 

Treasurer: Lois Eustace

Secretary: Lisa Smith

Directors: Laura Egbert, Richard Whiting, Katie Funderburk, Randy Walenceus, Keith Lethco

Phone: (864) 229-5704



Good Times Brewing

233 Maxwell Ave.

Greenwood, SC 29646

Upstate South Carolina

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