Shore Shake­speare troupe seeks new di­rec­tor

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

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. shore­shake­, 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@ shore­shake­, 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@ shore­shake­


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.

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