Audition Dates Announced for Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s State Youth Theatre

October 09, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Tiffany Bell, 334.462.2747 or tiffany@mattercreativestudio.com

 

Audition Dates Announced for

Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s State Youth Theatre

 

(MONTGOMERY, AL) 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 November 2.

 

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’ Equity Association.

 

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.

 

Audition Schedule:

 

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.

 

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