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Aethereal Jest Arts Council is holding open auditions for "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" by Mary Lynn Dobson and directed by Jason Speicher.

Auditions take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with a potential callback on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The show runs Friday, May 17, 2024 through Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM on Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2:00 PM on Sundays with a public Preview Performance on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM.

Casting will be done without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability or genetic information.


Early and virtual auditions will be held at the discretion of the director; requests must be received at no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2024.

All listed roles are available and this opportunity is paid, non-union, and non-equity.

Please note:

  • Auditions are located at Aethereal Jest's studio located at Millworks Arts Studios, 2020 Leonard Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and various improvisation and theatre games. Dress comfortably and be ready for movement. The entire audition process will last no longer than thirty (30) minutes. Be prepared to stay for your entire audition slot.

  • If you have a resume and/or head shot, email them to or attach them to this form.


It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress (oddly obsessed with skin conditions); an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe; and a good-natured "Town's Guy" who manages to make his way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. Combine them with an expandable band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget!


~ Courtesy Dramatic Publishing


Robin Hood - (M mid 20's-mid 30's) A charming outlaw with a monumental ego and no fear.


Lady Marian - (F mid 20's-mid 30's) A noble lady in "distress."


Prince John - (M  mid 20's-mid 40's) The evil monarch. Self centered and dastardly.


Sheriff of Nottingham - (mid 20's-mid 30's) The Prince's head henchman.


Town's Guy - (mid 20's-mid 30's) A villager in Nottingham and our narrator.


Lady in Waiting - (F mid Teens-mid 20's) Lady Marian's attendant and confidant.


Friar Tuck - (40's) A member of the clergy and protector of their flock.


Will Scarlet - (mid 20's-mid 30's) A wisecracking member of the Robin's gang.


Little John - (mid 20's-mid 30's) A big man with a big heart, but not quick wit.


Allan Adale - (mid 20's-mid 30's) A quicker than Little John, and shorter.


The Fawning Ladies, Guards, Rich Guy, Lady with a Baby, Merry Men, and other miscellaneous citizens.

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