bringing Shakespeare to your "backyard"
We are currently looking for a few more artists to help us with our 2021 tour of HAMLET. Auditions are fully virtual this year. We simply are asking for you to send a self-tape to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 10, 5PM.
Please prepare 12 lines (or fewer) of a favorite Shakespeare speech and any type of short song. Please note: the text does NOT need to correspond to your gender identity or casting type. You may sing, play an instrument, or play and sing. Please also include a few words about the type of theatre you like to make, and why participating in a 2021 tour of Hamlet would be meaningful to you and/or your community.
The production is a 5-person devised piece that blends Shakespeare’s words and story with contemporary story-telling, ensemble artistry, music, and movement. A few roles were cast in anticipation of a 2020 tour, but we are in need of two new ensemble members and two understudies (casting descriptions below)
Our production will tour to outdoor parks and public lawns throughout the midwest. This season will offer artists the chance to rehearse in a residency atmosphere over the summer, with performance dates set for late Summer/early Fall. Strict COVID-10 protocol/guidelines will be in place. This tour is first and foremost a chance to create art and share it with communities that range in size and make-up. Stone Soup Shakespeare seeks actors who sing and move. Those artists who are interested in other areas of stagecraft, costuming, tour management and teaching are encouraged to bring their interests with them as the ensemble works to craft the world of the play together, problem solve on the road, share meals and ideas, and engage in community and educational outreach as they feel comfortable.
If this sounds like an adventure you are interested in learning more about, we encourage you to submit a self tape, and please send any questions about the tour, the over-all experience and our commitment to equity, health and wellness. All positions will receive a stipend (pay scale elaborated below), with room and board for the residency and tour addressed and taken care of according to the needs of each individual ensemble member. Specific stipend details and more date information is detailed on our website at: https://www.stonesoupshakespeare.com/artists.html, and of course please message us if you have any lingering questions.