Calling all Island thespians: it’s audition weekend and time to strut your inner scarecrow, mad monkey or one of Shakespeare’s finest.

The Island Theatre Workshop will be putting on a late summer production of The Wizard of Oz and they are currently on the prowl for principal actors. Auditions began on Thursday and continue on Saturday, May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 12 Music street in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-627-2456 or 508-737-8550.

The Vineyard Playhouse is looking for those with a taste (and tongue) for the bard. Open auditions for a Shakespeare Outdoors production running from July 17 to August 17 are this Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Come any time during these hours. The Playhouse is looking for energetic, non-equity actors of all ethnic backgrounds, with access to housing on Martha’s Vineyard. Everyone who attends the casting call will be seen — be prepared to perform a short (under two minutes) Shakespearean monologue from any play.

For more information, call