April 17th, 18th, 19th
April 24th, 25th, and 26th
graphic art by Emily Madeira
directed and adapted by
Stephanie L. Bond
April 17-19 and 24-26
FEBRUARY 6, 7, AND 8
2000 Rt. 27, North Brunswick, NJ
Join us for ReThink Theatrical’s production of Twelfth Night!. Jump in on the fun as we use high-energy music and movement to showcase this ridiculous love story full of mistaken identities and mischief!
ReThink Theatrical is looking for a group of good-spirited individuals to participate in this ensemble-centered show, which will require musical and dance/movement skill for all cast members. Those who can play instruments are strongly encouraged to audition. PLEASE NOTE: ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION! We want to see you at your best and help you grow as a performer, so please audition even if you consider yourself more of an actor than a singer/dancer. The acting is the focus, but we will be adding original music and movement to the production and plan to cross-pollinate musicians with actors wherever possible. Singing will not be a requirement to get into the production (with the exception of Feste the Fool), but all people called back will be asked to sing in a small ensemble to gauge proficiency. If you specify at your audition that you play an instrument, you will be asked to play a sample for us at the callback. All auditioners will be considered for roles without attention to race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Audition Dates: February 6th, 7th, and 8th from 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Jacob’s Well (2000 rt 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902)
Prepare: 1-2 minute comedic monologue (Shakespeare is preferred but not required; memorization is preferred but not required)
Bring: Theatrical resume, list of conflicts, positive attitude
Callbacks: February 9th, in the afternoon (times TBA)
Prepare: Content will be provided that day; callbacks include movement, singing, and acting for all
Bring: Comfortable clothing, water, snack, any instruments you play with confidence (as requested by the director)
First Rehearsal: Monday, February 10th from 7-10PM
Location: Jacobs Well
Performance Dates: April 17th, 18th, 19th and April 24th, 25th, and 26th
Performance Location: Suydam Farms, Somerset NJ
If you have any further questions or concerns about the audition process, please reach out directly to the director, Stephanie Bond at
In the kingdom of Illyria, a Duke named Orsino pines away for the love of the Countess Olivia. She is in mourning and refuses to entertain any proposals of marriage. Meanwhile, a storm has caused a terrible shipwreck and a young, aristocratic-born woman named Viola is swept onto the Illyrian shore. Finding herself alone in a strange land, she tries to figure out what sort of work she can do in this place. She decides to disguise herself as a man, taking on the name of Cesario, and goes to work in the household of Duke Orsino.
Disguised as Cesario, she quickly becomes a favorite of Orsino. Viola finds herself falling in love with the Duke, but when he sends Cesario to deliver love messages to the Countess, Olivia herself falls for the beautiful young Cesario. The love triangle is complete: Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario—and everyone is miserable.
1803 Route 27
Somerset, NJ 08873
The Suydam family settled in Somerset County, New Jersey in 1713. For their first 50 years in the new world, they were residents of Brooklyn, New York after crossing the Atlantic from Holland on the ship the Rose Tree. These Dutch settlers continued their tradition of farming by purchasing land and cultivating it with general field crops, fruits, vegetables and livestock. The Suydam family was busy supplying the local New Brunswick residents with fresh produce, milk and wool from the sheep they raised on the farm.
After a while, the Suydams began moving their produce and goods into New York City via boats and barges along the Raritan River at New Brunswick. Eventually, cattle and dairy cows became their main products and from the 1920s through the 1960s, Brown Swiss Dairy Cows became their main source of income. In 1960, Suydam Farms won an award for the highest production herd by the US Dairy industry. Eventually change came around again to the local farm community and the dairy herd was sold off. Hay production and field crops are the main source of income. Suydam Farms also markets vegetables, fruits, flowers, cheeses, fresh bakery items, honey and eggs to our customers. We have several greenhouses, and currently we sell Christmas trees, beef, pigs, lambs and laying hens in addition to our wide variety of plants and flowers.
Stephanie Bond, EdM, works as a professional director, teaching artist, and actress throughout New Jersey and New York- creating and facilitating arts curricula for all ages and levels of experience. She currently serves as the Executive Director of ReThink Theatrical. It has been 5 years since Stephanie directed a show for ReThink Theatrical, and she could not be more excited to work with this incredible team!
Leonid Weismantel is a student at Rutgers University pursuing a degree in Music Education from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is so very excited to be on a production staff for the first time! He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as well as Steph Bond for guiding him on this new journey.
Gali Zaborowski is a senior at Rutgers University studying Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies. After serving as the Stage Manager for ReThink's Romeo and Juliet this past summer, she is so excited to be back on the production staff for another Shakespeare classic- this time with more laughs and fewer deaths. She is passionate about bringing old stories to life in new ways, and can't wait to do her part to make that happen! She thanks the entire ReThink Theatrical family for welcoming her with open arms.
Jonathon Dawson is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Music Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Jonathon’s first experience with music direction came as an assistant to his choir teacher in high school during the school musicals (shoutout to Mrs. Allen!). He also previously worked as a music director for LTC’s production of Oklahoma!. He was primarily responsible for preparing the vocal music. Jonathon also writes ambient-acoustic music under the name Junia that can be found on his bandcamp page - juniasong.bandcamp.com.
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