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Harper Ensemble Theatre Company

Shakespeare In Love

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: No Pay

Harper Ensemble Theatre is holding auditions for Shakespeare In Love Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Music by Paddy Cunneen

Type / Restrictions: Director Kevin Long is committed to casting a diverse group of actors. He seeks a strong ensemble of dedicated actors of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds for all roles. Please note that the director and his staff are committed to creating a professional atmosphere and rehearsal process. All roles are open. You do not need to be a Harper College student to audition.

Auditions will be held at Harper College Liberal Arts Center Drama Lab located at 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL (Building L, room L109), parking lot #2.

Time Commitment:
Company Meeting Sunday, December 8 from 1-6pm. Rehearsals begin January 6, 2020, with the production opening March 13 and running through March 22, 2020.

Material To Prepare:
-Please prepare a 2 to 3 minute monologue (Shakespeare or Modern) to highlight your abilities.
-Bring headshot and resume (if you have one)
-Music: There are many songs in Shakespeare in Love that are performed by the entire cast. Actors should be confident in singing - much like in a choir. If you play guitar, lute or flute, please bring it along to the audition to play.
-Dialects: The characters in this play range from upper class nobles to lower class scoundrels, and from accomplished stage actors to back alley gangsters. Once the show is cast, the director will decide if dialects will be utilized.
-Dance and Fight Choreography: Experience will be an asset, but not required.
-Intimacy: Shakespeare in Love contains love scenes and intimacy. All will be respectfully staged. No nudity.
-Working with Animals: This production will feature a dog. Although not every actor in the production will have specific scenes with the dog, all actors will interact with the dog over the course of the rehearsal process.

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Audition Dates:

Dec 2 7-10pm
Dec 3 7-10pm
Dec 5 Callbacks 7-10pm
Posted Date: Oct 21, 2019