Auditions

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Season 13

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
Written by Adam Long, Danial Singer and Jess Winfield

Directed by Matthew Monte

AUDITION DATES
Monday, April 5 at 7pm
Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm

AUDITION FORM AND CALENDAR:
SIDES:

SYNOPSIS
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Auditions will be held in-person over two days. Auditions will also be social-distanced, mask-required, and opportunities for the use of Hand-sanitizer and hand-washing will be encouraged and promoted throughout.

** PLEASE EMAIL THE DIRECTOR, MATTHEW MONTE AT matthewmonte@gmail.com TO LET HIM KNOW IF YOU WILL BE PLANNING ON ATTENDING AND ON WHAT AUDITION DAY SO WE MAY PLAN ACCORDINGLY TO ASSIST WITH THE SAFETY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OF THE AUDITIONS.

** PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE A CATAWBA COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS STUDENT WISHING TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PERFORMANCE RIDER FOR APPROVAL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR AUDITION, PER DEPARTMENTAL POLICY.

ROLES
The performance needs 3 individuals. Performers must work well together. We are not looking to cast necessarily 3 men. Performers with strong improv and comedic skills are encouraged and welcomed.

Lee Street theatre is a volunteer-based community theatre in Salisbury, NC. We value and support the time and talent of all of our volunteer performers.