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11/12/2012 Maryland Shakespeare Festival invites you to audition for the 2013 Shakespeare Alive!

DATE: Monday, November 12, 2012

TIME: 6 – 7:00pm. Open Call

YOU MAY BE ASKED TO STAY FOR A CALLBACK FROM 7:00 – 9pm.
Please note that northbound traffic on I-270 between DC and Frederick is extremely slow between 4 and 6:30pm on weekdays. Please plan accordingly.

LOCATION: 21 North Court Street, Frederick MD 21701. Follow directional signs outside the building.

PLEASE PREPARE: One 60 – 90 second Shakespeare monologue, preferably in verse.

CONTACT: To schedule a five-minute appointment between 6 – 7:00pm on Monday, November 12, please email holly@mdshakes.org with contact information (phone and e-mail).

PRODUCTION DATES: Rehearses will start in mid-February and the tour will end late May.

MORE INFO: Maryland Shakespeare Festival announces open call auditions for the upcoming season. MSF is developing an ensemble of generous, curious, and fearless actors interested in exploring the works of William Shakespeare from an original practice perspective. We are currently seeking Non-AEA actors for our Shakespeare Alive! school tour. This tour will begin primarily in mid-February and will run until the end of May. As an MSF Teaching-Artist you will become familiar with our approach in the rehearsal of “Wild and Whirling Words,” a 45-minute production that uses famous (and not-so-famous) scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. “Wild and Whirling Words” is meant to provide students with a positive introduction to Shakespeare by showing the importance of words, and how we use them. Each actor has 3-4 roles within the show. MSF Teaching-Artists tour the show, and teach extended Residencies in area schools. These Residencies are theatrically oriented, not lectures. Expect to lead classes in theatre warm-ups, games, and scene study. Teaching experience a plus, but not required.

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