The Three Faces of Shakespeare

Come one and all and listen to what we say to thee! He is William Shakespeare; know this name well, for by the end of the day’s festivities, you will be shouting it from the rooftops. Who is this character William Shakespeare you ask? Haha, we shall tell you. He is one of the most brilliant writers in the world. With sonnets and plays still being performed and read almost four centuries since his death. He is here to entertain thee with tales of romance, tragedy, and comedy. Come with us and enter the workings of the Bard of Avon.

Saturday and Sunday May 22nd and 23rd

This fundraising event will walk you through 3 vignettes where you will hear the words of Shakespeare’s most common themes: Comedy, Tragedy, and Romance.

Nestled amongst the trees outside our studios, enjoy multiple themed sonnets and plays at each vignette.

Tickets will go on sale April 24, 2021.

You will be able to sign up for a time frame between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, with groups starting every 30 minutes. Groups will be no larger than 10 people, and COVID requirements will be in place.

We hope to see you in Avon!

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

 

Anon 'tis timeth to prepareth for auditions! The Three Faces of Shakespeare is seeking capable actors to bring The Bard's words to life. Below you will find detailed audition information, including the script, audition form, and conflict calendar for you to download

Audition Dates: March 27, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM in person or by zoom by choice of the auditioner.
 

Choose a 2-5 minute Shakespearean style monologue or Sonnet.
If you are unable to make the date but would like to audition, submit a 2-5 minute video to:
shakespearestaffkvta@gmail.com

 

Callbacks: March 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM in person. Auditioners will be paired to read from the script.
 

Strict COVID-19 precautions will be in place for in person auditions and callbacks. A mask must be worn by auditioners at all times with the exception of performing your audition piece. Six feet of social distance will be maintained during readings.
 

Audition Sign Up Link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jstkn
 

Link to script: PDF

For questions, please email: shakespearestaffkvta@gmail.com

Characters:

Guides: William Shakespeare or Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare’s Wife)-Male or Female 20-40 years of age
 

Vignette 1-Romance
Antony and Cleopatra:
Antony-Male 18-50 years of age
Cleopatra Female 18-50 years of age
Messenger-Double Cast as Sonnet Performer - Male or Female 15+ years of age

 

Twelfth Night:
Malvolio-Male 18-50 years of age
Olivia-Female 18-50 years of age
Viola (Dressed as Cesario)-Female -18-50 years of age
Maria -Double Cast as Sonnet Performer-Female 15-50 years of age

 

Vignette 2- Tragedy
King Lear:
King Lear-Male 50+ years of age
Goneril-Double Cast as Sonnet Performer-Female 30-40 years of age
Regan-Double Cast as Sonnet Performer-Female 25-35 years of age
Cordelia-Female 20-30 years of age
Kent-Male 35+ years of age

 

Hamlet:
Hamlet-Male 20-35 years of age
Ophelia-Female 20-35 years of age
1 Additional Sonnet Performer-Male or Female 15+ years of age

 

Vignette 3-Comedy

Comedy of Errors:
Antipholus of Syracuse-Male 20-40 years of age
Dromio of Syracuse-Male 20-40 years of age

 

Merry Wives of Windsor:
Mistress Page-Female 30-55 years of age
Mistress Ford-Female 30-55 years of age
2 Sonnet Performers-Male or Female 15+ years of age

Documents:

Audition Form: PDF Word

Conflict Calendar: PDF Word

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KVTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation

Email: kvta@kvta.org

Phone: 815-935-8510

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