Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Audition Schedule Shakespeare Royal Oak

 Water Works Theatre Company announces auditions 
15th Annual Shakespeare Royal Oak set to cast two shows

All's Well That Ends Well 
July 30 - August 9

As You Like It
August 1-9

Auditions scheduled for March 23 & 24  
Water Works Theatre Company announces that auditions for its 15th season of Shakespeare Royal Oak in Starr Jaycee Park will take place March 23 & 24. This season, Water Works will present All's Well That Ends Well July 30 - August 9 as the festival's main stage performance. For its popular daylight family show, the theatre company will present As You Like It August 1-9.

Auditions for All's Well That Ends Well and As You Like It will take place March 23 & 24 at Starr Presbyterian Church at the corner of 13 Mile and Crooks Road in Royal Oak. Interested actors should prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues (up to 2 minutes each with one comedic) and Email a preferred date and time to Appointments will be scheduled in 5 minute intervals from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  Call backs will be scheduled for March 30 & 31.

All's Well That Ends Well will be directed by Water Works veteran Terry Carpenter who returns to Water Works this year after directing As You Like It and Comedy Of Errors in 2005 & 2006. An award-winning director and stage manager with Meadowbrook Theatre, he will set Shakespeare's tale of love and intrigue in a time of war in the "Downton Abbey" era. All's Well That Ends Well will appear in Starr Jaycee Park July 30 - August 2 with performances at 8:00pm Thursday - Saturday evenings and Sundays at 5:00pm.

Travis Reiff returns to Water Works after his exceptional portrayal of Horatio in 2014's Hamlet. Water Works' first stage manager in 2001 and a founding member of Planet Ant Theatre, Reiff will direct Water Works daylight family show, As You Like It in an abridged length fitting for audiences of all ages. As You Like It will appear in Starr Jaycee Park August 1 - 9 with performances at 7:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Both shows are open to Actors' Equity and non-equity performers. All roles are available. Equity members will work under a special appearance contract and non-equity actors will be paid a small stipend. Rehearsals will begin June 29.

Since 2001 Water Works has presented Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak and other award-winning productions. Water Works enhances the quality of life in the community by offering Michigan's only outdoor professional Shakespeare event in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. Water Works' mission is to provide a place to call home for local professional actors, designers, directors, teachers, and other artists in a dynamic collaboration with skilled professional volunteers and other community supporters. Learn more at:  

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