Arden Now

Characters

All roles can be played by anyone of any gender, age, or type. Please be creative and donít limit yourself to roles you might be likely to be considered for in a more traditional production!

TOUCHSTONE

  • Plays all the instruments
  • Sings all the songs
  • Witty AF
  • Literally a clown
  • In love with Celia
  • Thinks poetry is #theworst

CHARLES / AMIENS

CHARLES

  • From the WWE, talks a lot of smack

AMIENS

  • A helpful and woodsy sort
  • Likes joking around with Jaques and Frederick
  • Loves everyone
  • Maybe a musician
  • Brings cake at a convenient moment


CELIA

  • Sarcastic
  • Sees through everyone's BS
  • Loyal BFF to Rosalind
  • In love with Touchstone

ROSALIND

  • Graceful
  • Witty
  • Also, will totally fight you
  • Subjects partners to elaborate romantic "tests"
  • New to poly
  • Unexplored Dominant side
  • In love with Orlando, crushing on Phebe, BFFs w/ Celia

ORLANDO

  • Poet
  • Amateur wrestler
  • Kinda dumb
  • In love with Rosalind, but has confusing feelings for Ganymede too
  • Goes with the flow

DUKE SENIOR / DUKE FREDERICK

DUKE SENIOR

  • Parent to Rosalind
  • Super into camping
  • Not too hung up on worldly attachments
  • Charismatic AF; ppl regularly run away from home to hang out in the woods with them

DUKE FREDERICK

  • Whiny, jealous, flighty
  • Parent to Celia, Stole Duke Senior's dukedom
  • Conveniently becomes a hermetic monk at the end of the play

CORIN / JDB

CORIN

  • "Back in my day..."
  • Silvius' confidant
  • Skilled farmer

JDB

  • Appears out of nowhere
  • Related to Orlando?
  • Deus Ex Machina

JAQUES

  • Has bouts of clinical depression, but mostly happy otherwise
  • Asexual / Aromantic
  • Queerplatonic Intellectual Attraction to Touchstone
  • Kind of a hipster sometimes

PHEBE

  • Kinky poly Switch
  • Bored of being Dominant all the time
  • Needs to sub it up a bit
  • In love with Ganymede
  • Really good with a riding crop
  • Writes awesome poetry

SILVIUS

  • Service Sub
  • Into being degraded by Phebe
  • Monogamish, but happy to have a poly partner
  • Hopeless romantic

HYMEN

  • God of gettin’ it on
  • Barry White Music
  • Tells it like it is, but sexy
  • Small role, only one scene, but fun

SEASONS / FOREST SPIRITS

  • Four of them
  • Dancers and movers
  • No speaking roles, might sing and recite poetry though