Shakespeare in Action is calling for submissions by professional actors for two spring productions of Suddenly Shakespeare and Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop both to take place at our new home at the Artscape Weston Common.
See below for rehearsal/performance details. Please consult our website for information about the two shows. Due to schedule over-laps, these two productions will not have the same team of actors.
This hour long performance brings four of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays –Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth and Twelfth Night – to life for children ages five to seventy-five. Featuring music, dance and physical comedy, the performance is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences.
Auditions: February 13th and 14th
Rehearsal: Apr 15th – 27th, 2019
Performances: Apr 29th – May 10th, Mon – Fri, Daytime performances
Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop
Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop is a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with Shakespeare, particularly the themes, rhythm and use of language.
Rehearsal: May 6 – 11th, 2019
Performance: May 13th – 18th, 2019
All applicants will be asked to perform:
– a classical monologue
– a song, rap, or piece of spoken word
Shakespeare in Action makes Shakespeare accessible and relevant to youth across the GTA. As such, we are passionate about maintaining a roster that represents the diversity of our city and we encourage applications from anyone and everyone with a passion for Shakespeare.
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues Feb 5th with the title “SIA Spring Audition_YourName.” Include a single pdf with your headshot and resume, and please specify in the email which show you’d like to be considered for (you can include both), and which audition date works best for you.
We thank each and every applicant for submitting, and will be contacting only those who will be moving forward with an audition.
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