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STUDIO SERIES Production: The Tempest

AUDITION DATE: Monday, May 7th at 7PM

SEEKING:

Young Performers Ages 10 through 17.

PREPARATION:

Young people ten (10) years and older are welcome to audition which will include reading from the script as well as a movement portion.

IMPORTANT Dates:

Performances: Thursday, June 7th at 7:30PM, Friday, June 8th at 7:30PM, Saturday, June 9th at 4:00PM, Sunday, June 10th at 4:00PM

Please Note: Rehearsal Schedule will be set at the 1st rehearsal.  Typically, we’ll rehearse 2-3 times per week plus an occasional weekend rehearsal.

PERSONNEL:

Co-Directed by Stephen Fredericks & Jillian Petrie

About the Show & Production:

THE TEMPEST is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to royalty by using illusion and magic. He conjures up a storm, a tempest, which brings his brother Antonio, who stole his rightful title, and King Alonso of Naples, who took part in the scheme, to the island where Prospero and Miranda now live. Antonio and the King believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island, but it is really Prospero weaving his magic in order to get the justice he believes he deserves.

Co-directed by Stephen L. Fredericks, Executive Director of the Growing Stage and Jillian Petrie, Company Choreographer, the piece will be adapted for family audiences and utilize both dance theatre as well as spoken word in the re-telling of this classic tale. There will be roles that are acting focused and dance focused, as well as those that will be both.

About the Studio Series:

The Studio Presentation Series initiated in the fall of 2009 has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists.  Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying out” new, more experimental works under the direction of emerging professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.

For additional information, please email the Director, Stephen Fredericks at execgst@optonline.net or call the theatre at 973-347-4946.