Shake­speare au­di­tions open

Record Observer - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

CENTREVILLE — Shore Shake­speare Com­pany is hold­ing open au­di­tions for its spring tour pro­duc­tion of Wil­liam Shake­speare’s “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream.”

Au­di­tions are at 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 28 and call­backs will be at 7:30 p.m. March 30, all at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, Centreville.

Per­for­mance dates are June 2 through June 25. All per­for­mances will be held out­side.

Re­hearsals com­mence Thurs­day, April 6, at the arts cen­ter.

The script, adapted by Rogers and dra­maturge John Wiec­zoreck, calls for 14 ac­tors, in­clud­ing at least eight men and four women.

Other roles may be cross-cast. Younger ac­tors are par­tic­u­larly sought af­ter.

Roles of vary­ing size and for vary­ing abil­i­ties are avail­able. No roles have been pre-cast. All roles may en­tail ro­bust phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Au­di­tion­ers are re­quested to reg­is­ter by send­ing an email with con­tact in­for­ma­tion to au­di­tions@shore­shake­speare.com or by vis­it­ing the con­tact page. If you have a head­shot, please pro­vide one; other­wise, one will be taken dur­ing check-in.

Au­di­tion­ers are asked to pre­pare a mem­o­rized, oneto two-minute mono­logue from a dif­fer­ent Shake­speare com­edy and to read from sides, which have been be posted at www.shore­shake­speare.com. Sides will also be emailed to reg­is­tered au­di­tion­ers. The 2017 tour opens with three per­for­mances at Adkins Ar­bore­tum in Ridgely, com­menc­ing on Fri­day, June 2.

The tour will con­tinue the week­ends fol­low­ing, with per­for­mances Ox­ford, Eas­ton, Cam­bridge and Stevensville.

The tour closes in Chestertown with fi­nal per­for­mances on Fri­day, June 23 and Sun­day, June 25.}

A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream is pro­duced by She­lagh Grasso. Chore­og­ra­phy is by Greg Mi­na­han, and Magic Di­rec­tion by Ian Flinn. Cos­tumes are de­signed by Barbi Bedell and Julie Yankovich, and Prop­er­ties by Juanita Wiec­zoreck. Set is by Chris Rogers and Car­men Grasso.

Com­plete in­for­ma­tion and the com­pany’s au­di­tions pol­icy are avail­able at www.shore­shake­speare.com.

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