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Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 FSC Auditions!

The Flatwater Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce that its annual auditions will be held on Sunday, March 13, 7-10 p.m., and Tuesday, March 15, 7-10 p.m., in Room 16 in the Temple Building, 12th and R Streets on the UNL campus.

Our June production, Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew, will be directed by Bob Bonaventura in a Commedia dell'Arte-inspired slapstick interpretation. In September, we’ll present The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s provocative exploration of love, hate, prejudice, and revenge, directed by Tom Crew.

Both directors will be present during the auditions.

We are always looking for new talent and we encourage all actors interested in trying their hand at Shakespeare to audition. Most of our present acting pool was initially discovered through one of our annual auditions and, for many of these actors, it led to their first experience of performing Shakespeare. Flatwater Shakespeare encourages non-traditional casting; we will be looking for people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders.

Rehearsals for The Taming of the Shrew will begin late April. Performances will take place Thursdays through Sundays, June 9 to July 3. This will be our Flatwater Free Shakespeare production, which will include touring several outdoor venues throughout (and sometimes beyond) Lincoln.

Rehearsals for The Merchant of Venice will begin in August. Performances will take place September 1-5, 8-11, and 14-16 in the Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables.

You can perform one or two memorized Shakespearean monologues of your choice. If you haven’t time to memorize two monologues, or if you feel your memorization is shaky, you may read your monologue. If you think you aren't familiar enough with Shakespeare to feel comfortable selecting a monologue in advance, we will have some available at the auditions.

Please bring a picture and theatrical resume, if you have them – however, the most important thing is simply to show up. We’ll help with the rest.

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