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Bard casting begins for summer production

Bard in the Valley returns with As You Like It

As You Like It is coming to Douglas Park this summer.

Auditions will be held Sunday May 1, to cast Bard in the Valley’s August production of the comedy by William Shakespeare.  

“Bard in the Valley joins similar festivals across the country that started with an idea and a vision and are now world class events. 

They include Bard on the Beach and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival,” said BIV artistic director Allan Thain.

“Again this year, The Bard in the Valley Society is also dedicated to the concept of making these performances both affordable and available to a wide audience, and to nurture and promote enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare and other playwrights, he added.

“Although the performances are free, this year we’ll be asking for donations to help cover of the production costs.”

Auditions don’t require an appointment, however actors wishing to audition are asked to arrive at the Douglas Recreation Centre at 1 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations and rehearsal commitments and to fill out the audition form. 

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and some will be asked to read for specific roles. 

Don’t send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

Everyone welcome. 

For more info, contact Thain at