Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces season

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:18 PM

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As it has in years past, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre takes a two-for-us, two-for-the-masses approach with its 2011 season.

From The Bard: "Othello" and "As You Like It." From Aesop and Andrew Lloyd Webber, repectively: "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

The festival runs June 16 through July 2 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of UCA in Conway.

The full release, with details about upcoming auditions, on the jump.

Auditions will be held for roles for the AST 2010 Summer Festival on
Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the
University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey, in Conway. Actors will be
seen from 9am to 8pm and are asked to email chiorim@lemoyne.edu to
schedule their appointment. All positions offered by AST are paying
positions, subject to negotiation. All actors are encouraged to view
our website at www.arkshakes.com for more information prior to
scheduling their interview.

AST’s fifth season will feature a repertory of four shows:
“Othello”, “As You Like It”, “The Tortoise and the Hare,”
and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Actors may be
cast in one or two (but not three) productions. The first rehearsal
will be May 23rd, and will rehearse six days a week. Performances will
run June 16th through July 2 and will include performances at the
Reynolds Performance Hall, the Hendrix Village green space, and the
Argenta Community Theatre in North Little Rock. Child and young adult
actors will be encouraged to audition for the Children’s Choir in
“Joseph *” at a later date.

Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a monologue (of
any genre or type) and 16 bars of a song from any musical (song required
only if interested in auditioning for “Joseph.”). An accompanist
will be provided, but the actor must bring their own sheet music. The
length of the audition may not exceed 3 minutes. If called-back for an
acting, singing, or dance call, the actor will be seen within the next
90 minutes and then released. Actors called-back for “Joseph” may be
asked to dance, so please bring the proper attire. Actors auditioning
should factor this callback into their schedule, and plan on being at
the Reynolds Performance Hall for approximately two hours. Actors should
bring a current headshot/resume.

The AST Festival is also seeking hard-working, qualified applicants to
work in a number of technical capacities, including stage management,
costume/wardrobe crew, set construction, sound, and lights. Production
interns will be paid a flat fee for seven weeks of work. Free housing
will be offered on campus for those requiring it. Internships are for
currently-enrolled or recently-graduated college students.

Interviews for production internships will be held from 11am-1pm on
Sat. Feb. 5th at the Reynolds Performance Hall, will last no more than
10 minutes and are available on a drop-in basis during that time. No
appointment is necessary. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume
and/or portfolio of their work. Production internship applicants are
also welcome to audition for acting roles.

For more information about the Festival or these auditions, please
visit our website at www.arkshakes.com or contact Matt Chiorini at
chiorim@lemoyne.edu, or call 501-269-4815.

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