Will Kempe's Players Announces Season And Auditions

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Will Kempe's Players Announces Season And Auditions

During the summer of 2019 Will Kempe's Players will tour the greater Capital District's parks, colleges, and arts centers with a third season of al fresco Shakespeare classics and
contemporary drama.

A Midsummer Night's Dream-Shakespeare's fantasy of fairies, mortals, and magic-kicks off the season on June 21, the Summer Solstice and will be available in July. In August The Tragic History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Shakespeare's iconic revenge tragedy, opens and performs in repertory with Midsummer for the rest of the summer. And in the fall, the players will offer John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, a timeless tale of faith and the lack thereof.

According to Sandy Boynton, Will Kempe's Players' artistic director, "We present the
Shakespeare plays in the open air and the daylight-just as they were originally produced;
somehow using the old ways gives these old plays fresh life, immediacy, and startling
contemporary relevance."

Audition information is available below and at www.willkempesplayers.com/auditions. The schedule of performances-times and places-will be available on the website and on social media in the middle of May.

SUMMER 2019 AUDITIONS

Will Kempe's Players is proud to present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark as part of our 2019 Season. We are currently seeking performers to fill several vacancies in each production. Please see the production breakdown below to confirm your casting interests.

GENERAL AUDITIONS to be held on Saturday, February 2nd 2019 at

The Church, 2247 13th St. Troy, NY 12180 from 2-5pm..

CALLBACKS to be held on Sunday, February 3rd 2019 at

The Church, 2247 13th St. Troy, NY 12180 from 2-5pm..

PLEASE NOTE: All 2019 cast performers are required to attend company workshops April 1st-April 5th, 2019 from 6PM-10PM. Participation in these workshops is mandatory.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

PRODUCTION SYNOPSIS: Lovers both wanted and undesired find themselves pawns in a chess-game fairy custody battle leading to a donkey love story and a play within a play enjoyed by Grecian royalty.

REHEARSALS Monday, April 8th-June 19th, Monday-Thursday 6PM-10PM PERFORMANCES June 21, 22, 23 29, 30; July 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 PERFORMANCES in REP* August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; September 1, 7, 8 *please note, rep performances are TBD depending on future scheduling

OPEN TRACKS

PUCK (Robin Goodfellow): fairy, motormouth, trickster in service of Oberon BOTTOM/PYRAMUS: Actor soon to be donkey; title role in play within a play HIPPOLITA/TITANIA: Quick-witted Duchess and strong wife of Duke Theseus, leader of Athens; Fairy queen who does not suffer fools and falls in love with a donkey QUINCE/THISBE'S FATHER/PEASEBLOSSOM: Director of play within a play; Father of title character Thisbe of play within a play; Fairy in service of TItania SNOUT/PYRAMUS' FATHER/COBWEB: Player in Quince's company; Father of title character Pyramus of play within a play; Fairy in service of Titania STARVELING/THISBE'S MOTHER/MOTH: Player in Quince's company; Mother of title character Thisbe of play within a play; Fairy in service of TItania SNUG/LION/MUSTARDSEED: Player in Quince's company; Lion of play within a play; Fairy in service of Titania FLUTE/THISBE/FAIRY: Player in Quince's company; title character of play within a play; Fairy in service of Titania EGEUS/PHILOSTRATE: Father of Hermia; Duke Theseus' event planner ENSEMBLE ROLES AVAILABLE: fairies (two trains), musicians, courtiers, attendants

HAMLET

PRODUCTION SYNOPSIS: Prince of Denmark deeply troubled by the recent death of his father and his mother's almost immediate marriage to his uncle crusades to avenge his father's perceived murder leaving destruction, madness and death behind to remind us of our finite mortality and what is the true meaning of loyalty. REHEARSALS TBD (this will be filled in by 2/2)

PERFORMANCES August 2, 3, 4

PERFORMANCES in REP* August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; September 1, 7, 8

*please note, rep performances are TBD depending on future scheduling

OPEN TRACKS

GERTRUDE: Queen of Denmark caught between her love for her son and her obligations as a monarch

LAERTES: Formidable brother of Ophelia, swordplay master, major francophile OPHELIA/NORWEGIAN ARMY: Daughter of Polonius and sister of Laertes, childhood friend and love of Hamlet, beautiful singer, fast reader, sincere and soulful

VOLTEMAND/LUCIANUS (PLAYER)/SAILOR/OSIRIC: Traveling companion of Cornelius and uncle of Fortinbras; murderer in play within a play; sailor; sent by Claudius to invite Hamlet to a duel with Laertes

CORNELIUS/PLAYER/CAPTAIN/NORWEGIAN ARMY: Companion to Voltemand; actor in play within a play; sea captain; army soldier

Interested? Apply here

Prefer to stay out of the spotlight? We get it. If you are interested specifically in a production role (no acting), please review the available roles listed below and complete the link to express your interest.

PRODUCTION ROLES AVAILABLE (MIDSUMMER): Assistant Director, Producer, Assistant Production Designer, Interim Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Box Office Manager, Box Office Assistant, Prompter

PRODUCTION ROLES (HAMLET): Producer, Props, Wardrobe Maintenance

Interested? Apply here



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