Auditions for 2023 Shakespeare in the Park

GreenStage is auditioning for our 35th season of FREE Shakespeare in the Park. Our season includes two full length, full cast productions, and our Backyard Bard series that consists of two abbreviated plays both done by the same cast of 4 actors.


If no audition spots are available, or if you are booking on the day of auditions, you are welcome to just show up at the auditions and we will fit you in on a first come, first serve basis.  Audition time, place and requirements listed below.

2023 Season

ROMEO AND JULIET – Directed by Luke Sayler

HENRY VI, part one – Directed by Zanne Gerrard

Backyard Bard plays are THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and CYMBELINE – Directed by Erin Day

All three tours run from July 8 – August 13. Rehearsals start in June.

** Actors of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and body types/sizes are encouraged to audition. **

Our productions are largely ensemble based, with some actors taking on multiple roles. We are interested in seeing actors who have experience in outdoor theater, but all actors are welcome.

Romeo and Juliet and Henry VI, part one will each have a cast of 12, Backyard Bard has a cast of 4. At this point, all roles are open except Juliet.

Each of our productions tours to approximately twelve outdoor park locations in and around Seattle.

Audition Dates:

Sunday, March 19 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 20st from 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Callbacks will be Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27

Auditions will be held at Theatre Puget Sound, on the fourth floor of the Seattle Center Armory. Seattle Center is located at 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109


Audition Requirements:

  • Please prepare 2 Shakespeare or classic monologues, at least one in verse.
  • we encourage you to chose monologues that you are inspired by, not necessarily the gender of the role.
  • Bring 3 copies of your head shot and resume (one for each production.)
  • We strongly suggest familiarizing yourself with the plays in our season prior to auditioning.

Actors are paid a $500 stipend at end of run.