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Open Opportunity for New or Experienced Actors Over 60

at Stray Dog Theatre in St. Louis City, MO

Announcing auditions for Silver Stage Senior Theatre’s production of The Tempest!
Are you an actor over 60 looking for your next project? Do you know a parent, neighbor, or friend who would be perfect for the stage? Have you always wanted to act, but thought you missed your chance?
Silver Stage is here to put you in the spotlight! All seniors, regardless of ability, experience, or age, are welcome to audition. We hope you’ll check us out, and consider being a part of this special project! (Or sharing with your >60 friends and relatives!)

The Silver Stage program by Stray Dog Theatre will present an annual production, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 60 years old and a production team largely composed of professional and pre-professional young adult artists. The inaugural production will be William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in May 2018. Silver Stage hopes to provide the experience of theatre to senior citizens, regardless of ability, age, experience, or background, and create a network of mature performers who can become an active and vibrant part of our theatre community for years to come.

Auditions for The Tempest will be held November 4 and 5, 2017. As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.

No experience necessary! Whether you’re a seasoned actor or a first timer, we want to work with you. Any seniors (60 and over) who can provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals and performances and are interested in theatre can audition!


By William Shakespeare

Prospero, sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, along with his daughter Miranda, has lived on an island for many years since his position was usurped by his brother Antonio. Then, as Antonio’s ship passes near the island one day, Prospero conjures up a terrible storm… This thrilling tale of forgiveness, passion, and vengeance was Shakespeare’s final play and his farewell to the stage before his retirement.

Performances: Opens May 5, 2018 and closes May 6, 2018. Three performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm.
First rehearsal: February 3, 2018. Rehearsals are 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturdays. Tech rehearsals will take place in the evenings, April 28 – May 4. Rehearsals will include theatre and improvisation games and exercises, language work, staging, and choreography.

Silver Stage Program Director: Robert M. Kapeller


PROSPERO (M or F) – The usurped Duke of Milan
MIRANDA (F) – His daughter
ARIEL (M or F) – Prospero’s fairy servant
Ferdinand (M) – The Prince of Naples
Caliban (M or F) – Prospero’s slave
Alonso (M or F) – The King of Naples
Trinculo (M or F) –The King’s Jester
Antonio (M or F) – Prospero’s brother
Sebastian (M or F) – The King’s brother
Gonzalo (M or F) – A kind Neopolitan lord
Stephano (M or F) – The King’s butler
Ensemble (M or F) – Fairies, noblemen, gods, etc.

  • Roles may be double cast

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