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Shakespeare in the Park 2014:

As You Like It (more)

Directed by Denice Hicks

Running August 14 - September 14, 2014

Rehearsal begins July 14, 2014

Most rehearsals will be 6pm-10pm

Public Performances:

7:30pm Thursdays - Sundays; Labor Day Monday

All types and ethnicities encouraged

Winter Shakespeare 2015:

"Codedad and his Brothers" by Maxfield Parrish / From Arabian Nights

Twelfth Night (more)

Directed by Denice Hicks

Running January 6 - February 1, 2015

Rehearsal begins December 8th, 2014

Most rehearsals will be 10am-6pm.

Public Performances:

7:30pm Thursdays - Saturdays; 2:30pm Sundays

School Matinees:

10:00am Tuesdays - Fridays

All types and ethnicities encouraged

 

 

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Apprentice Company Auditions:

Audition Date: April 19th, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN 37203

Equity Auditions:

Audition Date: April 24 & 25, 2014, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN 37203

(Non-Equity actors may also make appointments on this day.)

Non-Equity Auditions:

Audition Date: April 26, 2014, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: The Bandshell, Centennial Park, Nashville

(Equity actors may also make appointments on this day.)

Audition Requirements:

One Shakespearean monologue up to 2 minutes in length and one song from before 1940. All types and ehtnicities encouraged. Monologues from the play accepted. Please bring one headshot and resume. You may sing acappella, accompany yourself, or a CD player and MP3 player hookup will be available.

As You Like It: This production will be set in the Great Depression, inspired by the optimistic comedies of the era. In addition to the required song, you may also dance in the clogging or flat foot style. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it to the audition. All roles do not require singing, but all actors should be willing to sing.

Note from the director: "The music piece is not about how well you sing/dance/play, but how willing you are to celebrate life with music."

Twelfth Night: This production will be set in a fantasyland inspired by the artwork of Maxfield Parrish and other early 20th Century illustrators. The music will be classical. Feste is the only character who is required to sing, and that actor should also play a stringed instrument (guitar, banjo, ukelele, etc.).

All types and ethnicities encouraged. Monologues from the play accepted but not required.

 

Actors must be available these dates and times:

As You Like It

  • As You Like It will run from August 14th - September 14th.
  • Public performances will be held at 7:30pm Thursdays-Sundays and Labor Day Monday.
  • Rehearsal will begin on July 14th, 2014 and most rehearsals will be during the evening, between 6pm and 10pm.
  • Callbacks May 4th.

Twelfth Night

  • Twelfth Night will run from January 6th - 31st, 2015.
  • Public performances will be held at 7:30pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30pm on Sundays.
  • Student Matinees will be held at 10am Tuesdays - Fridays.
  • Rehearsal will begin on December 8th, 2014 and most rehearsals will be during the day, between 10am and 6pm.
  • Callbacks May 18th.

PLEASE NOTE: AUDITIONS ARE VIA SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.

To schedule your appointment, send an email to audition@nashvilleshakes.org

Please Include:

Name

Phone number

Email address

Specify if you are a member of AEA.

Specify which play you are auditioning for (you may audition for both)

First and Second Choice of audition time (You may specify times on either day, April 24th, 25th or 26th)

Please DO NOT email your headshot and resume unless requested.

 

You may also call Robert Marigza (615) 255-2273 to schedule

Note to out-of-town actors: the Festival does not provide actor housing. Please submit only if you have your own housing arrangements in Nashville.

AS YOU LIKE IT AVAILABLE ROLES

The role of Amiens in As You Like It is already cast. There are 4 Equity positions available, Non-Equity professionals and students will comprise the rest of the cast.

Orlando: M, 18-30
Adam: M, 50+
Oliver: M, 25-35
Duke Fredrick/Senior: M, 50+
Jacques: M/F, 30+
Rosalind: F, 18-30
Celia: F, 18-30
Touchstone: M, 30+
Corin: M/F, 40+
Dennis: M/F 13+
Charles: M, 16+
Jack de Boys: 20+
Sylvius: M, 18+
LeBeau: M/F, 18+
First Lord: M/F 13+
Second Lord: M/F 13+
Phoebe: F, 18+
Audrey: F, 18+

TWELFTH NIGHT AVAILABLE ROLES

There are 4 Equity positions available, Non-Equity professionals and students will comprise the rest of the cast.

Malvolio: M 40+
Duke Orsino: M 25-35
Sebastian: M 18-25
Sir Toby Belch: M 40+
Andrew Aguecheek: M 30+
Curio/guard: M any age
Valentine/guard: M any age
Olivia: F 20-30
Viola: F 18-25
Maria: F 30+
Servant to Olivia: F any age
Feste: M/F any age
Antonio/Captain: M 30+
Priest: M 50+

 

 



 

Questions about audition requirements? Please contact Artistic Director Denice Hicks

denice@nashvilleshakes.org

 

Now accepting appointments.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT, send an email to audition@nashvilleshakes.org

Please Include:

Name

Phone number

Email address

Specify if you are a member of AEA.

First and Second Choice of audition time

Specify which play you are auditioning for (you may audition for both)

Please DO NOT email your headshot and resume unless requested. Email server space is limited.

Automated submissions through third-party websites will be thoroughly ignored.

You may also call Robert Marigza (615) 255-2273 to schedule.

 
 
 
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