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AST mobile site up and running

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The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre mobile site transforms our website into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.

[UPDATED] Renaissance scholar Dr. Paul Menzer to speak on opening night of Othello

Dr. Paul Menzer

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Grant by the UCA Foundation to bring in Renaissance scholar Dr. Paul Menzer to speak on opening night of AST’s production of Othello, June 25th, 2011. Dr. Menzer has worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library and the American Shakespeare Center.

Family Festival & Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run

Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is hosting a Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run. EVENT INFORMATION Participants are encouraged to wear renaissance inspired attire to pay tribute to Shakespeare during the race but this is not required.

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre to hold children’s auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for the Children’s Choir, which appears in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Saturday, May 14 in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus of UCA, 201 Donaghey in Conway. There are 20-25 roles available for children age 8-16 who must be able

Othello [Cast]

Othello | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Director: David Alford Assistant Director: Kahle Reardon Othello: Derrick Parker Iago: David Alford Desdemona: Paige Reynolds Emilia: Heather Dupree Bianca: Kahle Reardon Cassio: Chris Crawford Roderigo: Josh Rice Duke Senator: Adam Frank

As You Like It [Cast]

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Director: Andrew Hamm Assistant Director: Greg Antley Rosalind: Amy Fritsche Orlando: David Huynh Celia: Christa Whitlow Phebe: Caroline Mincks Duke Senior: Jay Ruud Jacques/Charles: Dan Matisa Touchstone: Josh Rice

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Cast]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Director/Choreographer: Dennis Courtney Musical Director: Jason Burrow Joseph: Chris Crawford Narrator: Karen Q. Clark Jacob/Potiphar/Pharoah: Dan Matisa

The Tortoise and the Hare [Cast]

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Producer/Director: Scott Wooten Josh Rice Tyler Martin Jazmin Patino Jordan Breckenridge 2 more interns, TBD

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2011 AST Summer Festival Cast & Crew

They came from far and wide.  They mailed, drove, flew, or took the train. They braved snow, ice, and the unpredictability of the US Postal Service. Starting in September of 2010, headshots, resumes, and portfolios started arriving from all over the country seeking employment for the 5th annual festival of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.  

2011 AST Producton Staff Announcement

MANAGEMENT Executive Director: Mary Ruth Marotte Artistic Director: Matt Chiorini Business Manager: Liz Parker Production Manager: Andi Schultes Stage Managers: Kari Wertz & Kait Stinchcomb Company Manager: Scott Wooten ARTISTIC & DESIGN Directors: Dennis Courtney, David Alford, Andrew Hamm, Scott Wooten Assistant Choreographer: Brigitte Brumbelow Kids Chorus Director: Ruthann Curry Browne Assistant Director: Greg Antley

Meet the Bard Ball performers

Bard Ball 2011

JOSH RICE Master of Ceremonies Josh got his start with the Bard as an intern at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London back in 2002.  Josh has been a part of AST since 2008.  Favorite roles include the Dromio twins in Comedy of Errors, Trinculo in The Tempest, and Carmen Ghia in The Producers.  For the past two seasons, Josh was also the

Bard Ball 2011, February 18th

Bard Ball 2011

Though it might seem on the surface to be just another fundraiser (which, of course, it is!), Bard Ball 2011 seeks to do more than raise money for AST’s upcoming season. The lucky folks who attend on Friday, the 18th at the Governor’s Mansion, will find out more about our summer festival but likewise will be treated

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