Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park 2020 Auditions:
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Cathryn Muzaffar
The show must go on! Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park – Ren-Style! Vallejo Shakespeare is seeking actors to 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 and memorized and our rehearsals will be limited to digital platforms and one week of live rehearsals prior to opening in July. There are never more than 5 actors on stage at a time in this play and they will be directed for social distancing. We will be performing live from the final weekend in July. Recovery from the pandemic is projected for June and we are moving ahead optimistically. We are looking to fill all roles.
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, musicians/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 travel our show to Piedmont, Oakland, Crockett, and Martinez. $250 stipend plus pass-the-hat at park performances.
Our show dates are:
July 25 & 26 Hanns Park Amphitheater, Vallejo
August 1, Rithet Park, Crockett
August 2, Susana Park, Martinez
August 8, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland
August 9, Dracena Quarry Park, Piedmont
August 14 &15 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 167 year tradition, which will be on a Saturday this year. Participation is voluntary. The parade may be digital this year.
Vallejoshakespeare@gmail.com for more information.