Shore Shakespeare sets auditions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.