Shore Shakespeare troupe seeks new director
CENTREVILLE — Shore Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 tour production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The company is currently accepting proposals from candidates interested in directing this timeless comedy.
In keeping with the Elizabethan-era theatergoing experience, performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be staged outdoors. Basic sound and lighting equipment are available. Reasonable costuming and set design/ construction requirements can be accommodated. Please consult the “Latest” section of the Company website, www. shoreshakespeare.com, for a glimpse of previous production styles.
The show will open at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely on May 19, 2017. Up to 15 performances at five separate venues is possible. Auditions will be held in February; rehearsals are expected to begin in March.
Individuals interested in directing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are invited to submit proposals to info@ shoreshakespeare.com, or by post to Shore Shakespeare, 1129 Hope Road, Centreville, MD 21617, no later than Sept. 30. Please provide the following: • Your resume as a theatrical director, with an emphasis on Shakespeare training and experience
• Your prior theatrical experience in other capacities, with emphasis on Shakespeare
• Special insight into or affinity for Shakespeare, specifically for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
• A brief synopsis of your directorial vision for the play
• Restrictions on your availability between Feb. 1 and June 15, 2017 (Caribbean vacation, safari to Africa, your cousin’s wedding in Denver, etc.)
• Other relevant information of which you think Shore Shakespeare should be aware when considering your proposal.
The company is also seeking candidates to select and direct other Shakespeare plays in 2018 and beyond. If you wish to be considered to direct another play, please indicate which one interests you and why.
Questions and comments may be directed to info@ shoreshakespeare.com.
Duncan, King of Scotland (Nick Roetzel), left, grants MacBeth (Greg Minahan), kneeling, the title of Thane of Cawdor — fulfilling a prophecy by the Weird Sisters, in 2016 Shore Shakespeare performance at Chestertown’s Wilmer Park.