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AUDITIONS

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park 2023 Auditions

 

HAMLET

 

 Written by William Shakespeare

Join us this summer as we create a story of high drama and woe. Entering our 13th season, we will be mounting Hamlet Ren-Style – this means we will mimic the way shows were produced during the Renaissance. Actors are only provided a cue script, not the entire play, and come in fully memorized and off book.  Rehearsals are limited to approximately 24 - 48 hours (~10-14 days) prior to opening the final weekend in July and run for 4 weekends. The production will follow all current pandemic protocols.

 

Vallejo Shakespeare is seeking non-union actors to join our 2023 production. Some roles precast.

NON-TRADITIONAL, COLOR-BLIND, GENDER-BLIND CASTING.  Stipend is $250 + tips & lunch at traveling shows.

This is an ensemble production and will also require set-up and break-down at each venue.

Rehearsal schedule is as follows: Dramaturgy Zoom TBD  late June.

Live rehearsal schedule:

July 17-21 6-9pm, July 22-23 11am-4pm and July 24-28 6-9pm at Hanns Park in Vallejo.

​Due to the intense schedule and style of rehearsing there can be zero conflicts (emergencies excepted).

Performances:

July 29 & 30 Vallejo,

August 5 Benicia,

August 6 Martinez,

August 12 Oakland,

August 13 Piedmont,

August 18 & 19 Vino Godfather Winery, Vallejo.

All shows in the park at 4pm. Final shows at 7pm.

Please send headshot, resume and audition video or link to video (2 min max Shakespeare of your choice) to Vallejoshakesauditions@gmail.com. Deadline April 30.

Live callbacks May 12-13 and 19-20 at Hanns Park, 198 Skyline Dr, Vallejo.

www.vallejoshakespeare.org to check out Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park.

Contact Dalia Vidor - Director   vallejoshakespeare@gmail.com

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park aims to provide professional performance opportunities to Bay Area actors of color, various gender identity, and women through non-traditional casting. We want our productions to reflect the community in which they are performed and help our audience connect to classical theater with exciting contemporary staging.

We believe the arts are an important part of the fabric of a community and we want to do our part to ensure a thriving arts environment and help raise the value of the arts as a public benefit. We present a “bare-bones” production, concentrating on the actor’s performances and honest storytelling, with minimal set and modern dress.

We also participate in Vallejo's Independence Day parade, a 168 year tradition, which will be on a Tuesday this year. Participation is voluntary.

Vallejoshakespeare@gmail.com for more information.

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