Saturday, March 30, 2013, 1:30pm – 3:30 pm, Waller Creek School Theater, 710 East 41st Street (off Red River -- alternate entrance from E. 38th st., west of main school buildings -- click for map)
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT - contact email@example.com.
Opportunities for teen actors of all ethnic/racial backgrounds. Staged with professional director, and designers. Performance dates: June 20 - 23, 27 – 30 Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m. at the Curtain Theatre, a 220-seat replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, off City Park Rd., Austin TX (click for map)
Rehearsals: May 21 - June 20, weekday evenings and weekends at Waller Creek Theater, 41st & Red River.
Austin Shakespeare, the Austin-based professional theater company welcomes teen actors to audition for its Young Shakespeare production of Romeo and Julietta. The audition is in a workshop style to introduce teens to a nurturing and challenging program in preparation for an intensive month of rehearsals. Now in its fifth year, Young Shakespeare culminates in a professionally staged production at The Curtain Theater, Richard Garriott’s replica of an Elizabethan theater on the shores of Lake Austin.
Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella, who will direct the program, said, “We have had amazing productions by fostering atmosphere of confidence and joy for teen actors to flourish as they tackle Shakespeare’s best-loved script.” Austin Shakespeare produces free Shakespeare in Zilker Park as well as The Long Center’s Rollins Theatre. “Our free audition workshops have always been welcoming and strengthening environment for young people.” Young Shakespeare uses cross-gender casting where girls often play males roles. This production will have some Spanish language along side Shakespeare original script, so bilingual youngsters are especially encouraged to audition.
TUITION: $500 fee for everyone cast.
Auditioners should familiarize themselves with scenes and speeches from the play provided by Austin Shakespeare for Romeo and Julietta. Sides will be available via email on February 28th. Alternate Shakespeare monologues may be used in the audition, but are not required. Auditioners will all audition in a closed group setting and are required to be present for the entire audition workshop.
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays; it is a tragic romance of teenagers and their parents in a world in conflict. The poetry of the play is some of the most beautiful Shakespeare ever wrote.