Casting Call

February 2020


Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Company: Bard in the Valley
Director: Emily MacKinnon
Producer: Brad Hendy

Production Dates

There are 14 performances, in 3 venues:

• July 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10,11 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley. The Sunday performance is a matinee only and begins at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7:15p.m.

• July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. The Sunday performance matinee will begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

• July 24, 25 at ECO Dairy 1356 Sumas Way Abbotsford. The Evening performances will begin at 7:00 pm

Audition Dates:

March 8 – 12:30-4:00
March 9 – 7:00-10:00

Audition Venue
Douglas Park Rec Centre

Audition Requirements:
If you would like to prepare a short song for your audition there are characters who sing, but casting will still be based on the best fit and not singing ability. The characters currently being considered for singing are Claudio and Marianna.

Callbacks (if Necessary Location TBD)
March 12 – 7:30-10:00


The audition does not require an appointment but if you would prefer to book a time, please contact director, Emily MacKinnon at . Actors wishing to audition without an appointment are asked to arrive at the Douglas Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent – on Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.

The read-through is on Sunday, March 29. Rehearsals begin on Monday, March 30.

Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings (rehearsals on holiday

Mondays will be rescheduled for location and/or time) along with a possible additional weekday rehearsal of smaller groups of actors, the timing of which will be mutually agreed upon by the participants.

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and will be given time to prepare with a scene partner. Some will be asked to read for specific roles. DO NOT send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

This is a non-equity production. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, contact Madison McArthur at

Director: Emily MacKinnon
Emily is a UFV Theatre Veteran and is very excited to be directing her first full length show. Having stage managed for Love's Labour's Lost and A Midsummer Nights Dream, and acted in Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet for Bard in the Valley, Emily is beyond ecstatic to be in the drivers seat for BIV’s 2020 production.

The Concept
In a Post #MeToo and #TimesUp world we are becoming more conscious to the situations people can get put into and impossible decisions that they need to make. That is exactly what this play is about. It is an incredibly relevant for a play that was written at the beginning of the 17th Century. The plan for this play is to really convey the timelessness of this story and the message behind, while also adjusting aspects to make it relevant to the 21st Century.

Casting Breakdown
We are looking for a cast of no more than 11 actors with at a minimum of three female roles and 3 males roles, with the rest being open to anyone.

 Production Team

Emily Mackinnon

Measure For Measure – Director

Emily has been with bard for many years. Last year she worked behind the scenes as the stage manager for Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

Lauren Zecchel

Technical director

This year Lauren joins us as the Technical Director. Lauren has proven herself in the past with assisting the Technical director for Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

Madison MacArthur

Vocal Director

Madison brings her passion for Shakespeare and her leadership to the vocal director role. We look forward to her work with the cast.

Get Involved

Come join our team

  • Actors
  • Crew
  • Technicians
  • Costume Designer Assistant or Builder
  • Set Designer
  • Set Builders
  • Choreographer
  • Videographers (with a drone)
  • Front of House Crew

Many more spots available

Contact Brad Hendy at

Tech Crew Hours

JULY 02 – 05

JULY 9 – 11

JULY 15 – 19

JULY 24 – 25

4:30pm – 10:00pm


11:30am – 5:00pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!