It’s not too late–audition for TGC on May 2

AST has just added a second round of auditions for our summer acting program–The Groundlings Company.  We will be holding auditions on Wednesday, May 2nd, at Wildwood Park for the Arts from 4 – 7 pm.   This 2-week Shakespeare intensive, taught by AST’s company of professional Actors and Teaching Artists, runs Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm, June 11th – 22nd. Cost is $400.

Alaina Kizer in "As You Like It"

The Groundlings Company (TGC) is for students, ages 10-18, of diverse backgrounds, from all across Central Arkansas. TGC provides talented young artists a nurturing environment amongst the pastoral setting of Wildwood Park, where positive self-expression is encouraged through active involvement in the exploration of the physical and vocal elements of Shakespearean text, stage combat, and ensemble play-making. Students will be divided into Junior and Senior Companies, and will receive physical, vocal, and character training, with an emphasis on Stage Combat and Shakespearean text, from AST’s professional company of Actors and Teaching Artists. TGC culminates in a fully-produced Shakespearean Green Show that will perform before AST’s production of Twelfth Night at Wildwood Park for the Arts, June 22nd – 24th.

Audition appointments will be taken for Wednesday, May 2nd from 4 – 7 pm at Wildwood Park for the Arts.  To schedule an appointment, e-mail with the students name, age, and any acting or other performance experience.  Please click here to download an application for TGC, which you should fill out and bring with you to the audition.  Students should be prepared to sing, move, and read a Shakespearean monologue. You can download a selection of monologues here, and choose your favorite to read at the audition.  If you already auditioned for the 2012 season, you do not need to audition again for TGC.  Simply fill out the application and e-mail it to us, and let us know you previously auditioned.

Contact Josh Rice at if you have any questions.