Audition Details

The Ohio State Department of Theatre Autumn 2020 Auditions


Production: As You Like It: a film for young audiences

DATES: Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 (choose one day to attend via Zoom)
TIME: Starting promptly at 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Zoom or Recorded Video Submission

The Ohio State University Department of Theatre welcomes and encourages diverse casting opportunities for artists of any race, ethnicity, heritage, color, culture, country of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, and body shape. You do not need to be a theatre major or minor to participate. All Ohio State students and affiliated persons are welcome to audition.

Academic Credit Requirements

Cast members are required to register for TH 4921S for 3 credits.

Contact Academic Program Coordinator Logan Kelly for course enrollment permission forms.

How to Audition Via Zoom

  • You will be able to sign up for an appointment starting Tuesday, August 25th - noon, Thursday, August 26th.
  • After you have signed up for an appointment, you will receive an audition form (fillable PDF) via email. You must complete and return the form prior to your audition date.
  • After signing up for your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email message with a Zoom link. Follow this link at least two minutes before your designated audition time. When you initially join the video conference, you will be placed in the Waiting Room until the directors are ready to let you into the Audition Room. Please use your time in the Waiting Room to ensure that your audio and video are working. Be sure that your camera captures at least 3/4 of your full body (top of head to at least your knees).
  • Email your headshot (JPG or PNG) and resume (PDF) to Sherée Greco at least 24 hours before your scheduled audition time.
  • See our FAQ For Auditions Via Zoom or Video Submission for additional guidance.

How to Audition Via Zoom

  • If you are unable to attend a live virtual Zoom audition, you may submit a recorded video audition through Friday, August 28th at 5:00pm.
  • Limit your video submission to 3 minutes maximum. This time limit includes your slate (your name, name o fplay and character of piece you will be performing).
  • Upload your video audition to YouTube, Vimeo, or similar video sharing site and provide a link for viewing. Please do not share via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, or other file-sharing platform.
  • Send your video link directly to Sherée Greco along with your headshot (JPG or PNG) and resume (PDF).
  • See our FAQ For Auditions Via Zoom or Video Submission for additional guidance.

Audition Requirements

To be considered for all shows, prepare 1 monologue (memorized from a play or a film) no more than 2 minutes in length.

Callback Notices

  • Callback notices will be announced late Friday evening, August 28th, sometime after 10:00pm. They will be emailed directly to all who auditioned. It is the student's responsibility to check for the callback notices.
  • Callbacks will occur via Zoom on Saturday, August 29th or Sunday, August 30th. Specific times are TBD at this time. Check back later for more information.

Final Cast List

The final cast list will be emailed on Monday, August 31st to everyone who was called back.

Production Information

As You Like It: a film for young audiences
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted for young audiences by Maureen Ryan
Directed by Aviva Neff
To be performed and directed as a film.

Rehearsals begin as early as August 31st. Rehearsals take place MWF 11:00am - 2:00pm. There may be additional rehearsals on in the evenings and on Saturdays or Sundays, TBD.

Filming dates and times TBD.

Synopsis: Shakespeare's classic comedy of romance and mistaken identity. Frederick has usurped the dukedom from his older brother. Their daughters, Rosalind and Celia, are best friends, and when one is banished from court, they both flee to the Forest of Arden, disguing themselves as country folk. But they're not the only ones fleeing to the forest! Soon this refuge beomes a haven for the lessons of love, complicated by disguise and circumstance--but ending happily despite everything. (Synopsis by

After reading all of this information, you may send additional questions to Production Manager Sherée Greco.