Young Acting Company
Congratulations to the Cast for Young Acting Company’s 2019 production of As You Like It.
If cast, please confirm that you know you were cast by sending a short confirmation email to our
Production Stage Manager, Hannah Avcin-Roda, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate in
your email the name of the student that was cast.
We will be in touch shortly regarding your script and the text analysis rehearsal scheduled for
Saturday, Dec. 29!
CAST LIST BY CHARACTER:
Rosalind - Julia Toyer
Orlando - Carl Bright-Walck
Touchstone - Andrew Webb
Jaques - Alex Winnick
Celia - Leighann Koppenhofer
Oliver - Alek Panchik
Duke Senior - Cole Wallace
Duke Fredrick - Kaylee Kramer
Phebe - Kassidy Kramer
Amiens - Kennedy Commissiong
Silvius - Cassius Koppenhofer
Corin - Maya Madden
Le Beau - Haley Kennedy
Hymen - Madison Schmidt
Adam - Luke Gratz
Jaques de Boys - Trajan Tyree
Forest Lord 1 - Seth Winnick
William - Daniel Hutchins
Audrey - Kaitlyn Simmons
Forest Lord 2 - Caroline Cunningham
Hisperia - Macy Kiker
Sir Oliver Martext - Deion Price
Second Court Lord - Olivia Koppenhofer
Dennis - Lucas Welsh
Charles - Nick Wasileski
First Court Lord - Julia Garfinkel
Mary Ann - Grace Kane
Uncle Joe – TBD (adult actor)
Country Folk (Dancers)
Shadow Oliver – Daniel Hutchins
CAST LIST BY ACTOR
Adam Bateman – Lion Pageant, Court, Country Folk Dancer
Alek Panchik – Oliver
Alex Winnick – Jaques
Andrew Webb – Touchstone
Carl Bright-Walck – Orlando
Caroline Cunningham – Forest Lord 2
Cassius Koppenhofer – Silvius
Chase Coulter – Wrestling Pageant, Country Folk Dancer, Goats, Forest Animal
Cole Wallace – Duke Senior
Cristina Marcellus – Court
Dakoda Kauffman – Lion Pageant, Court
Daniel Hutchins – William, Shadow Oliver in a Lion Pageant, Court
Deion Price – Sir Oliver Martext, Country Folk Dancer
Gabe Trowbridge – Wrestling Pageant, Goat, Forest Animal
Georgia Bailey – Court, Country Folk Dancer
Grace Evans – Court, Country Folk Dancer
Grace Kane – Mary Ann
Haley Kennedy – Le Beau, Country Folk Dancers
Jacob Reardon – Wrestling Pageant, Goats, Forest Animal
Julia Garfinkel – First Court Lord
Julia Toyer – Rosalind
Kaelyn Watson – Court
Kaitlyn Simmons – Audrey
Kassidy Kramer – Phebe
Katheryn Gaston – Goat, Forest Animal
Kaylee Kramer – Duke Fredrick
Kendall Kramer – Court, Country Folk Dancer
Kennedy Commissiong – Amiens
Leighann Koppenhofer – Celia
Lillian Weigand – Goat, Forest Animal
Lucas Welsh – Dennis, Country Folk Dancer
Luke Gratz – Adam
Macy Kiker – Hisperia, Country Folk Dancer
Maddison Schmidt – Hymen, Court
Maya Madden – Corin, Country Folk Dancer
Mia Graci – Court
Milena Kurus – Lion Pageant, Court
Miranda Huber – Court, Country Folk Dancer
Nick Wasileski – Charles
Olivia Giannakopoulos – Court
Olivia Koppenhofer – Second Court Lord
Rosemary Campbell – Goat, Forest Animal
Seth Winnick – Forest Lord 1
Sophia Commissiong – Goat, Forest Animal
Trajan Tyree – Jaques de Boys, Wrestling Pageant, Goat, Forest Animal
TBD (Adult Actor) – Uncle Joe
Each season the Young Acting Company presents a much-beloved tale adapted into a full-length play and performed by students, ages 6 through 18. The production features singing, dancing, staged combat, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, as well as giving the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.
Gamut Theatre’s Young Acting Company will be holding open auditions
December 12 and 18 for its upcoming production of
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Performance Dates: April 12 - 14
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.
This is the tenth annual production of the Young Acting Company, which is a collaboration between Gamut’s Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, and the Gamut Theatre Academy (GTA). Adapted and directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of As You Like It will be comprised of both former and current students of the GTA program, as well as students who have no experience with Gamut Theatre. The performance will feature singing, dancing, staged combat, live music, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, and gives the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.
Any student aged 6-18 is welcome to audition.
No experience is necessary, but you must schedule an audition appointment.
To be considered for a major speaking role, students must be ages 10-18 and prepare a Shakespearean monologue at least 10 lines in length, no more than a minute when performed, and audition on December 12 (must be available for callback auditions on December 19.)
To audition for the cast ensemble, no preparation is needed and general auditions are held on December 18.
All actors who wish to audition MUST schedule an audition appointment with Tara by sending an email to Tara@GamutTheatre.org at least 48 hours prior to audition time. We do not allow any walk-ins.
1) BEFORE your student signs up for an audition, please download and read the AUDITION INFO letter.
2) Send an email to Tara@GamutTheatre.org with the date you want to audition. Students ages 6 - 9: Dec. 18, 5:00-6:30 pm; Students ages 10-18 may choose to either do the Monologue Audition on Dec. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, or the General Audition on Dec. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm.
In your email include:
Name, age, gender of the student
Audition Date preference (for ages 10-18)
Will the student be available for a potential callback on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm?
You will receive a confirmation email from Tara.
3) Download and print the AUDITION FORM and be sure to fill out BOTH SIDES of the form
4) AUDITION DAY
GENERAL AUDITIONS on December 18: Students do not need to prepare anything for the but should be ready to speak loudly and clearly on the stage independently and be ready to learn a simple song and dance in a group setting. MONOLOGUE AUDITIONS on December 12: Students should prepare a memorized Shakespearean monologue at least 10 lines in length, but no more than a minute when performed.
Bring a head and shoulders photo (school photo is fine)
Bring the completed AUDITION FORM
Arrive at least 15 minutes before audition time to allow time for check-in. Auditions begin promptly on time
GENERAL AUDITIONS: Wear clothes for movement and comfort (no dresses, skirts, heels)
5) After the Audition, please follow the directions on your AUDITION INFO letter to find out if you are cast in the show