Shakespeare in Action is calling for submissions by actors with experience and talents in Rap, Hip Hop, and Shakespeare to take part in our Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop school tour and our new Shakespeare Hip Hop Fusion Youth Performance Program.
Applicants selected to take part in Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop rehearse from April 17-22nd, and will tour the show on various dates from April 24th – May 12th. This three-person production explores the complexity, richness, and relevance of both Shakespeare and the best of modern Hip Hop.
Applicants selected for the Shakespeare/Hip Hop Fusion Youth Performance Program will be a part of a pioneering new program in association with the Toronto Public Library. Participants will serve as instructors and mentors to youth aged 13-17, helping to teach Shakespearean text, rap, hip hop dance, and/or spoken word. Over the course of six Wednesday nights (from May 3rd – June 5th) artist/mentors will guide youth in at-risk neighbourhoods in creating their own performance pieces – blending old and new influences to tell their own stories.
Auditionees must prepare two contrasting pieces. Pieces may be a Shakespearean Monologue or a rap or a piece of spoken word poetry or a song in the hip hop genre.
Auditions will be held on Thursday March 23rd and Friday March 24th (though accommodations may be made if these dates are impossible).
Shakespeare in Action is committed to maintaining a roster that represents the diversity of our city and we encourage applications from anyone and everyone with a passion for Shakespeare and Hip Hop.
Please submit a headshot and resume by March 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org