The Plays

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Children's Chorus Cast]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Emily Beggs Hallie Broome Maggie Carroll Regan Cate Anna Caroline Gregg Bailey Guynes Madison Loyd Ethan Marotte Olivia Marotte Simon Marotte Lucas Massingill Maggie McCullough Lucia Redditt Zoe Russell Abby Shourd Linley Thompson Joey Whisenhunt Maggie Whisenhunt  

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte featured in Women’s Inc.

Women's Inc | April Edition | Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte

Be sure to pick up the April edition of Women’s Inc! The feature article highlights Mary Ruth’s indirect path to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, her family, the Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry, and the upcoming season.

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.  

Dracula Costume Renderings [PICTURES]

Young Dracula

Bob Kuhn’s renderings for AST’s 2010 performance of Dracula can be found below. The originals will be up for auction at Bard Ball 2011: Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard Friday, February 18th at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. Proceeds from the event benefit Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

Auditioning essentials!

Andrew Hamm

Auditions are the most compressed, highest-stress part of the craft of acting. It comes down to two major principles:

1. Control the things you can control.
2. Completely and totally let go of the things you cannot control.

Hamlet’s not the Only one With a Skull

Hamelt and Skull

By Jessica Hodges To show thanks for recent donations to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, a group of Hendrix students gave a ghost tour of downtown Conway. The patrons of AST were met at a local restaurant shortly after dark and led down the nearby, winding streets.

UPADATED: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announce season audtions

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Auditions for the 2011 summer festival are currently full. Internship opportunities are still available. Auditions will be held for all actors on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA in Conway for roles in the AST 2011 Summer Festival.  Actors will be seen from 9am-8pm on the 5th and are asked to

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