November 20, 2019


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Audition for the 2020 Teen Shakespeare Program!

Auditions are being held in January 2020 for teens to be part of the next Teen Shakespeare Program!  The play for TSP 2020 is Richard III.

The Teen Shakespeare Program is an immersive, challenging, and supportive training intensive for the next generation of theatre creators. Open to young people aged 13 – 18, participants will work on a Shakespeare play with professional actor, director, and teaching artist Mike Stack. The rehearsal period is full-time and offers the experience of being part of a professional theatre company. The program culminates in a two-week performance run on Granville Island’s Outdoor Stage, attended by members of the public.

AUDITIONS

January 11 and January 26, 2020 between 11 am – 4 pm

Please email teenshakespeare[at]carouseltheatre.ca to book an auditions- specify which date (Jan 11 or 26) you would like to audition, and if you have any time restrictions.

PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION

Teens will need to bring/prepare:

  • One monologue from Richard III (three monologue options will be sent to you when you book your audition)
  • A headshot, school photo, or similar
  • A résumé that includes any theatre experience or training (including other performing arts, such as music or dance)
  • A cover letter that explains why you are interested in the program, what you hope to get from the program, and which role/s from Richard III interest you and why.

SCHEDULE

Participants must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. The schedule for 2020 is as follows:

REHEARSALS: Mon – Fri, June 29 – July 21 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

TECH/DRESS RUNS: July 22 and 23 (10:00am – 10:00pm)

PREVIEW/OPENING: July 24 and 25 (1:00pm – 10:00pm)

PERFORMANCES: Mon – Sat, July 24 – August 8 (call time as of July 27 for performers is 6:30pm – 10:00pm)

COST

The cost of participation is $1,023.75 (including tax). We do have bursaries available – please inquire.