The 2015 Season

Coming in June: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and AS YOU LIKE IT.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

"Every member of the cast is extraordinary...brings out the best in one of Shakespeare's earliest plays." —The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 

The Comedy of Errors

"...A great success!... A packed-house audience was delighted by the twists and turns of this tale of mistaken identity." —The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

 

Hamlet

"I was...completely blown away....I have read Shakespeare most of my life but nothing compares to seeing it acted on the stage." —Sharon K., audience member of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 2014 season

 

Pippin

"...amazing performance. The show was perfectly cast and simply outstanding! Bravo!"--Michelle C., 2014 AST Audience Member

 

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

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.

2011 Internship Positions Offered

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

We are seeking to hire approximately 16-20 interns to work in the following capacities: Acting (8 interns, 2m and 2f) Stage Management (2 interns) Scene Shop (3 interns) Costume Shop (4 Interns) INTERVIEW Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway, Arkansas Saturday, February 5

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.

Today in Athens, Arkansas…

Mary Ruth

Dear Friends, Happy Holidays from Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre! We have a new logo, a new website, and a line-up of shows that are certain to thrill and delight you. With Othello, As You Like It, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Tortoise and the Hare, there will be something to tempt every theater-goer

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

… SEEING RED NEW WORKS BY ARKANSAS ARTISTS AN ART EVENT BENEFITING LOCAL CHARITIES … ARTIST RECEPTION Friday, December 3, 7pm – 9m adults only please … You’re invited to a special artist reception and gallery show at the home of Brandi and Kristian Andersen. Come enjoy some holiday cheer, take home some fabulous art, and support three wonderful

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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