Announcing Auditions for Sweet Tea Shakespeare 2013
Sweet Tea Shakespeare was inaugurated in 2012 as part of the Fayetteville State University Fine Arts Series, with performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which were held at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Sweet Tea Shakespeare is back in 2013 with summer productions of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.
February 9 — 10am-12pm — Gilbert Theater
February 16 — 1pm-3pm — Gilbert Theater
February 18 — 6-8pm — Rosenthal Building Choir Room, FSU
Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT. Walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Performances are scheduled as follows:
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov – June 19-23
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare — May 17, July 17-21
Performances will be outdoors in heat and subject to the elements.
Auditions will be held February 3-18, with audition nights at different spots around town. For the latest audition information, visit facebook.com/sweetteashakespeare
We will rehearse Romeo & Juliet periodically throughout March, April, and May so that we can have R&J ready for public consumption and a couple of benefit performances in the larger region.
The Seagull will likely have a more conventional rehearsal schedule from mid-May to mid-June.
Our rehearsal processes will be somewhat unconventional:
(1) We will employ a “renaissance run” for Romeo & Juliet, where actors have about 30 hours of rehearsal time to stage the play themselves without the benefit of a director. This rough approach, which is used at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia, and sometimes elsewhere, will be open to the public and will assist our fundraising efforts
(2) We will host some of our rehearsals in public venues — cafes, restaurants, etc. and invite the public to attend, take photos, etc. on a donation basis.
Shows will be double cast, with R&J potentially being as few as 6-10 people. There will likely be cross-casting between the shows, where the actors playing Romeo & Juliet will also play the ingenues in The Seagull (other roles will do this, too).
There IS modest pay for SOME roles>>>Sweet Tea Shakespeare will have a “company” of core actors who will have input and who will have to do some leg work on operations — such as finding us some of those public rehearsal spots, coaching other actors on text, generating study guides, coordinating music, etc. These “company members” will be paid modestly to handle their roles and these extra tasks where they’ll have increased input.
Actors who just wish to perform without having additional responsibilities are certainly welcome, but pay is not available for these persons. You may specify which type of audition (company member or general) you wish to undertake when you make your appointment.
>>>To schedule an audition, please email email@example.com.
For more information, please contact: Jeremy Fiebig – firstname.lastname@example.org