UPADATED: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announce season audtions

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 email chiorim@lemoyne.edu after January 3 to schedule their appointment. All applicants need to please read THIS FORM before scheduling their audition.  All positions offered by AST are paying positions, subject to negotiation.  All actors are encouraged bring a headshot/resume and to view our website at www.arkshakes.com for more information prior to scheduling their interview.

AST’s fifth-annual season will feature a repertory of 4 shows: “Othello”, “As You Like It”, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  Actors may be cast in one or two (but not three) productions.  The first rehearsal will be May 23rd, rehearsing 6 days a week.  The Festival has performances running June 16th-July 2.  Child and young adult actors will be encouraged to audition for the Childrens Choir in Joseph at a later date, TBA.

Actors auditioning for AST are asked to prepare 1 monologue (of any genre or type) and 16 bars of a song from any musical (song required only if interested in auditioning for “Joseph.”).  An accompanist will be provided, but the actor must bring their own sheet music.  The length of the audition may not exceed 3 minutes.  If called-back for an acting, singing, or dance call, the actor will be seen within the next 90 minutes and then released. Actors called-back for “Joseph” may be asked to dance, so please bring the proper attire.  Actors auditioning should please factor this callback into their schedule, and plan on being at the Reynolds Performance Hall for no more than 2 hours. Actors should please bring a current headshot/resume.

The AST Festival is also seeking hard-working, qualified applicants to work in a number of technical capacities, including: stage management, assistant stage management, costume/wardrobe crew, set construction, sound, and lights.  Production Interns will be paid a flat fee for their 7 weeks of work.  Free housing will be offered on campus for those requiring it.  Internships are open for currently-enrolled or recently-graduated college students.

Interviews for production internships will be held from 11am-1pm on Sat. Feb. 5th at the Reynolds Performance Hall and will last no more than 10 minutes and are available on a drop-in basis during that time, with no appointment necessary.  Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and/or portfolio of their work.  Production internship applicants are also welcome to audition for acting roles.

Auditions for the 2011 summer festival are currently full.
Internship opportunities are still available.