Asolo Rep to Host Auditions for a “Canine Actor” in Upcoming Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

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Asolo Rep to Host Auditions for a “Canine Actor” in Upcoming Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE


Asolo Repertory Theatre will host auditions on Friday, November 3 for an adorably scruffy canine to be featured in its upcoming production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The theatre is seeking a friendly, mid-size dog with a gentle disposition and an ability to jump. The selected canine will receive sessions with a professional trainer prior to the start of rehearsals, on November 28, and attend rehearsals as needed. The dog owner is required to attend rehearsals and performances with the dog. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE runs in rotating repertory from January 10 – March 28, 2018.


Friday, November 3 from 3 to 7:30pm


Main Rehearsal Hall
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34243


To make an appointment, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE: Dog Auditions. The email should include your preferred audition time, your name, name & breed of the dog auditioning, and a contact phone number. Owners will receive confirmation of pet’s appointment via email, and Asolo Rep’s Casting Associate will answer any questions regarding the process.


January 10–March 28
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Directed by Rachel Rockwell

Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s brilliant seven-time Academy Award-winning film, including Best Picture bursts to life on the Asolo Rep stage. Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block while two competing theatre managers are demanding new comedies replete with romance, adventure and maybe a funny bit with a dog. To his rescue comes the beautiful and vibrant Viola, Will’s greatest admirer and the inspiration he’s been longing for. But Viola has a secret and Will finds himself star cross’d. This sweeping romantic comedy is a love letter to the arts, as Viola proclaims: “I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”


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