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Auditions for our Summer 2018 Production #2 - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged"
by Long, Singer and Winfield
directed by Crystal Brown

Auditions: Saturday/Sunday April 21/22
from 10:00am - 2:00pm
John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Place
Berkeley, CA, 94710

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley announces auditions for our production of  "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged", which will be performed at 4 p.m.Saturdays and Sundays, August 18th - September2nd, plus Labor Day, September 3rd, at the wondrous John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre.  Rehearsals will begin the week of July 8th and will besplit between locations in Berkeley and Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond.

The production builds on the original work by the Reduced Shakespeare Company of the West End, London by expanding the cast to a 6-9+ member multi-ethnic, multi-gender, multi-generational ensemble,updating it to the present day, and adapting it appropriately for performance in a public park.

Our production will be directed by Crystal Brown, originally from Dallas, Texas. Crystal is an international actress with performance credits including "Nunsense" with Altarena, "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Twelfth Night" with Actors Ensemble, "Female Ashkenazi with Sewing Machine" with Inferno Theatre, and "Die Meistersingern von Nurnberg" with the Royal Opera House in London. Recently she directed Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" as part of Actors Ensemble's Winter Staged Reading Series. She opens next week as the lead actress in "The Human Ear" with Anton's Well Theatre Company in Berkeley.

Auditions are Saturday/Sunday April 21/22 from 10:00 a.m.. to 2 p.m. at the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Please bring paper copies of your headshot and resume.  The director will send you materials beforehand. We will schedule folks in 15 minute blocks. If you wish to audition together we encourage you to sign up together.

These auditions will be concurrent with the auditions for our production of "Hamlet", also at John Hinkel Park, directed by Stanley Spenger, opening July 4th and running through July 22nd.  Please specify which show(s) you are auditioning for when you write for an appointment.

Please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment. We encourage both theatre veterans and newcomers to audition - if this is your first time - write us and we will help you through the process.  We recognize these dates may not work for everyone - if this is true for you we may be able to make alternate arrangements - write us and find out.

Non AEA/no pay. We do not discriminate against anyone on account of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Actors Ensemble is the longest-running theatre organization in Berkeley, founded in 1957. We aim to produce quality theatre emphasizing the ensemble, with a community flavor.

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P.O. Box 663
Berkeley, CA 94701
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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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