From: Arizona Rose Theatre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:22 PM
Subject: Audition Announcement
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Arizona Rose Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) The play will run for nine performances between Feb. 28 and March 15, 2020. Complete Works is a hilarious riff on Shakespeare, theater, world events, and virtually everything in life that can bring laughter, with extended "outtakes" from Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, and variously shorter stops at all of the Bard's 35 other plays. Complete Works has played to critical and audience success across the world. The play is generally presented with a cast of 3, usually but not necessarily male. What it needs, most importantly, are quick-witted and facile actors who can go seamlessly from character to character, mood to mood, memorized lines to improv,
and interact spontaneously with the other cast members and the audience. Familiarity with Shakespeare and the ability to deliver clear sounding iambic pentameter in a British dialect is helpful but not mandatory. So is the ability to do farce and go "over the top" when called for. Also of interest are special talents like juggling, walking on your hands, playing the kazoo, or speaking in dialects, all of which can be woven into the performance. Because of the substantial rehearsal commitment (roughly 8 weeks), Arizona Rose will be offering competitive stipends to the cast, and has committed to first rate production values for costumes,
set, tech and props. Attached is a short clip from a professional production of the play that might give you a sense of what it's all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC-f0drvdmM
Audition dates will be Sunday, May 12 from 1-4 pm and
Monday May 20 from 6-9 pm, at the Arizona Rose theater which is in the Tucson Mall, just behind the Container Store. Please bring a hard copy resume and head shot.
No roles have been pre-cast or promised, and in part the final selections will be based on a cast that fits together best in an overall way to do the work justice — not just three great actors but a terrific ensemble. There may be callbacks. Our goal is to have a complete cast by early June, get scripts out over the summer, and move into rehearsals right after New Year's.
Actors may attend either audition session or both; and are encouraged to remain for the entire 3 hour block whenever they come, so that we can see everyone in different roles and different possible configurations of the cast. Mark Klugheit will direct. Please email mail email@example.com to notify us
that you will be participating, or with any questions. Sides will be emailed to auditioners around May 1.
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE SHOWS IN OUR 2019/2020 SEASON VERY SOON!!
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