Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park – 2015 Auditions, Play Title TBA

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The cast of "A Midsummer NIght's Dream", 2014. Photo by Enrico Spada.

The cast of “A Midsummer NIght’s Dream”, 2014. Photo by Enrico Spada.

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park is seeking youth actors age 14–21 and adults for roles in its summer 2015 free outdoor production directed by Enrico Spada and running July 16–August 2 at the First Street Common. The play rehearses nights and weekends beginning June 23. Title will be announced in the coming weeks.

Auditions will be held by appointment Friday, February 20 from 6pm-10pm and Sunday, February 22 from 10am–3pm in the Lichtenstein Center at 28 Renne Ave.

Youth actors should prepare a short speech (12-16 lines) of one of Shakespeare’s young characters (see below). Young actors will audition in small groups in hour-long slots. Email your headshot and resume to enrico@pittsfieldshakespeare.org to sign up for an audition slot.

Potential sources for youth text in Shakespeare include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena, Demetrius, Hermia, Lysander), The Tempest (Miranda, Ferdinand), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Benvolio), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero, Claudio), All’s Well That Ends Well (Helena, Bertram), King Lear (Cordelia), The Winter’s Tale (Florizel, Perdita), etc. and can be found online here. (Your chosen text does not have to match your gender.) We will also work with sides, which will be provided before the auditions.

Adult actors will be asked to read from sides provided before the auditions. Non-union only. A small stipend may be available.

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