Contact: Tiffany Bell, 334.462.2747 or
Dates Announced for
Festival’s State Youth Theatre
Auditions for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s elite State Youth Theatre will
be held at the Festival on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Auditions will also take place in Florence, AL on October 26 and Mobile. AL on
This year’s State Youth Theatre will take place at ASF
from June 1 through 14, 2014. Now in its third year, the program is an
opportunity for Alabama high school students to work in a regional theatre
setting with professional artists who are New York-based and members of Actors’
Students will receive intensive instruction that will be
capped off with their own production of Romeo & Juliet on the ASF stage.
The production will be open to the public.
Those auditioning for acting spots must prepare a 1 ½
minute monologue. Technical students must bring a sample of their work and be
prepared to discuss it. Everyone auditioning must bring a photo and resume’.
The cost of the two-week State Youth Theatre program is
$1,200 and includes all instruction as well as room and board. All participants
are housed at nearby Huntingdon College. The selection process is competitive.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Saturday, October 19
Florence High School: Saturday, October 26
Corner High School (Dora) and St. Luke’s Episcopal School
(Mobile): Saturday, November 2
For more information, contact the Alabama Shakespeare
Festival Educational Department at 334.271.5393.
Additional information on ASF’s programming and
activities is available at www.asf.net.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among
the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as the State Theatre
of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from
Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton Blount’s gift of a performing arts
complex in the 250-acre Wynton M . Blount Cultural Park.