Shore Shake­speare sets auditions

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CENTREVILLE — Shore Shake­speare Com­pany an­nounces auditions for the June 2017 tour pro­duc­tion of “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” by Wil­liam Shake­speare.

The pro­duc­tion will be di­rected by Chris­tian Rogers and pro­duced by She­lagh Grasso. The com­pany will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. Mon­day, March 27, and Tues­day, March 28, at the Queen Anne’s County Cen­tre for the Arts, Centreville.

Call­backs are sched­uled to be held at 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day, March 30, at the arts cen­ter, if nec­es­sary.

The com­pany’s fifth tour pro­duc­tion, “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” will open on June 2 at Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum in Ridgely and will close its run June 25 at Wilmer Park in Ch­ester­town.

A to­tal of 11 per­for­mances at six sep­a­rate venues are slated to in­clude the Ar­bore­tum on June 2, 3 and 4; Ox­ford on June 9 and 10; Eas­ton on June 11; Cambridge on June 17; Kent Is­land on June 18 and 19 and Ch­ester­town on June 23 and 25.

In keep­ing with the El­iz­a­bethan-era the­ater­go­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, per­for­mances of “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” will be staged out­doors.

Rogers an­tic­i­pates cast­ing 14 ac­tors for all roles, in­clud­ing at least five men and three women; other roles may be cross-cast. Ac­tors in their twen­ties are sought af­ter.

Roles of var ying size and for var ying abil­i­ties are avail­able. No roles have been pre­cast.

Most roles in­volve ro­bust phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity; some male roles may en­tail stage fight­ing.

Au­di­tion­ers are asked to pre­pare a brief Shake­speare mono­logue, from an­other show and prefer­ably a com­edy, and to be pre­pared for read­ings from the script.

Au­di­tion sides are avail­able at shore­shake­speare.com.

Those in­ter­ested in au­di­tion­ing should reg­is­ter by send­ing an email with name and con­tact in­for­ma­tion to auditions@shore­shake­speare.com.

All are welcome to at­tend re­gard­less of in­tent to au­di­tion.

Other vol­un­teers in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, in­clud­ing cos­tumers, prop mas­ters, light­ing and sound tech­ni­cians, mar­ket­ing and graph­ics spe­cial­ists are also en­cour­aged to at­tend the auditions.

Re­hearsals will be held at the Arts Coun­cil head­quar­ters in Centreville, com­menc­ing April 6.

PHOTO BY KAREN OSTROWSKI

Ella, played by ju­nior Clara Groves, rides in her car­riage to­ward the ball. Driv­ing the car­riage is fresh­man Sky­lar Po­draza. The horse’s legs ac­tu­ally move through the bril­liant con­struc­tion of tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Tom El­lis.

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