AUDITIONS

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park 2022 Auditions:

 

Much Ado About Nothing

 

 Written by William Shakespeare

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park is seeking a replacement for Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing. Conrade is one of the baddies and a cohort of Don John. The character has 23 lines. NON-TRADITIONAL, COLOR-BLIND, GENER-BLIND CASTING.  Stipend is $250 + tips & lunch at traveling shows.

 

This show is being presented Ren Style. This means we mimic the way theatre was done during the Renaissance and there will be a prompter off stage to feed lines. Due to the late casting you would not be expected to be off book.

 

The schedule is as follows: Dramaturgy Zoom was Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm. It was recorded so you will have an opportunity to view it.

 

Our rehearsal schedule is July 18-22 6-9pm and July 25-29 6-9pm at Hanns Park in Vallejo.

Performances are July 30 & 31 Vallejo, August 6 Benicia, August 7 Martinez, August 13 Oakland, August 14 Crockett, August 19 & 20 Vino Godfather Winery, Vallejo. Please send headshot and resume to Vallejoshakespeare@gmail.com. Folks can go to www.vallejoshakespeare.org to check out Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park.

 

Contact Dalia Vidor - Director    510-872-8539

Performance dates are:

July 30 & 31

Aug 6 & 7,

Aug 13 & 14,

Aug 19 & 20 (evening shows)

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park – Ren-Style! Yes, we've transitioned to presenting our shows in this exciting new old-way of making theater! Vallejo Shakespeare is seeking actors to join our 2022 production. Some roles precast. Color and gender blind non-traditional casting. Join us this summer as we create a story of quick wit and unrequited love. Entering our 12th season, we will be mounting Much Ado About Nothing Ren-Style – this means we 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, and we will have a prompter off stage during the run. Rehearsals will be limited to approximately 24 hours (~10-14 days) of live rehearsals prior to opening the final weekend in July. We will be performing live from the final weekend in July. The production will follow all current pandemic protocols.

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 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.