Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (thwarted 2020) 2021 Auditions:
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Cathryn Muzaffar
(And again) The show must go on! Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park – Ren-Style! Vallejo Shakespeare is seeking 3 actors to join our pandemic canceled 2020/now 2021 cast. Color and gender blind non-traditional casting. Join us this summer as we create a tale of revenge, intrigue, love and forgiveness. Entering our 11th season, we will be mounting The Tempest Ren-Style – this means actors will come in off-book fully memorized and our rehearsals will be limited to digital platforms and approx. 24 hours (~10-14 days) of live rehearsals prior to opening in July. The show will be directed for social distancing and the production will be following all pandemic protocols. We will be performing live from the final weekend in July. Recovery from the pandemic is projected for June/July and we are moving ahead optimistically.
We are accepting audition videos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Auditions should be no more than two minutes. We will be in touch by email to set up a reading by digital platform such as skype zoom or hangouts.
We are interested in finding actors, musician/actors, clowns (Non-Equity) looking to hone their Shakespeare skills as well as shape up their craft working in the great outdoors, against the backdrop of society. We build in Vallejo and usually travel our show to Martinez, Crockett, Oakland, and Piedmont. Currently, we are only fully booked for Vallejo, July 24-25 as other cities are waiting to see how recovery from the pandemic progresses. Plus a sight specific indoor show. $250 stipend plus pass-the-hat at park performances. Please visit our website, www.vallejoshakespeare.org, for more information or email with any questions.
Our potential show dates are:
July 24 & 25 Hanns Park Amphitheater, Vallejo
July 31, Rithet Park, Crockett
August 1, Susana Park, Martinez
August 7, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland
August 8, Dracena Quarry Park, Piedmont
August 13 &14 Fundraiser Show, Location TBD, Vallejo
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 Sunday this year. Last year it was virtual.The parade may be virtual again this year or it may be live. Participation is voluntary.
Vallejoshakespeare@gmail.com for more information.