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Auditions for October/November Readings

The American Shakespeare Repertory is casting the October & November readings for the Complete Readings of William Shakespeare:

Cymbeline – October 2010
Hamlet – October 2010
Much Ado About Nothing – November 2010
Merchant of Venice – November 2010

Details below.

September 25th (Saturday)
2pm to 5pm

Minneapolis Public Library – Central
300 Nicollet Mall – Minneapolis, MN 55401
Second Floor
Conference Room N-202

E-mail hamlet9000@thealexandrian.net for an appointment. If possible, attach or link to a digital copy of your resume/headshot. (Please bring a hard copy to your audition.)

1-2 classical monologues no more than 4 minutes in total length. The audition will also include a cold reading.

Each play will receive 4-5 rehearsals before the public reading. The rehearsal schedule will be flexible and depend on the availability of the actors involved.

We are looking for a company of actors who can perform across multiple shows, but will also be casting on a show-by-show basis (so those who are only available/interested in one or some of the readings should still try out!).

Rehearsals will take place in south Minneapolis. Our performances are sponsored and hosted by local theater companies — including Gremlin Theater, Lowry Lab, and Walking Shadow.

These positions are unpaid.

Some roles in Hamlet and Cymbeline have already been cast. All roles in Much Ado and Merchant of Venice are available.

The Complete Readings of William Shakespeare├é┬á will present every play, poem, and sonnet (along with a sampling of the apocrphya!) in a series of 45 staged readings from 2009-2011. It represents the unique opportunity to experience in performance all of Shakespeare’s masterpieces, including those rarely or never seen, in a way that hasn’t been possible since the King’s Men originally performed them 400 years ago.

The series continues with Richard II: Thomas of Woodstock on September 14th and Richard II on September 29th, both at the Gremlin Theater in St. Paul.

The American Shakespeare Repertory is dedicated to capturing the glory of Shakespeare’s plays in the context of the repertory in which they were originally performed. Its productions will explore the unique resonances and discoveries made possible when the plays are juxtaposed against each other; against the other playwrights of the Elizabethan age; and against the multitude of works throughout time which inspired them and have been inspired by them.


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