Auditions: Hamlet

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Written by Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Hill

NOTE: Location address updated to the CEI studio space, rather than their admin office.

Suicide, incest, murder, guilt, grief, mortality and unrequited love; Hamlet is poem unlimited. Neither constrained by time nor the tropes of tragedy, Hamlet has evolved into secular scripture, and in it can be found all these things and more. Need it be constrained as well by gender roles? Women have played the title role before, but never have they played Hamlet as a young woman. What if Ophelia were male? Polonius an old woman? Gertrude a fickle man, and Claudius a scheming adulterous female? Would we feel differently about the characters? Would it change our preconceptions? In this production you will see and experience a familiar story in a brand new light. It’s Hamlet, reversed.

Where: Creative Enterprise Initiative studio space (42 Erb Street East)
When: Jan 19, 20, 21 2015. You only need to attend one night, drop by anytime. You will likely be there for around an hour.

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff. The changes in gender means that are many roles for either gender. Males with guitar skills are encouraged.

How: Prepared monologue pieces are not necessary. Selections will be available for those who do not bring a prepared piece. Please dress in comfortable clothes. You will be asked to present your monologue (either one you have prepared or one of the selection available there) and you may be asked to read from the script and/or do some improv exercises.

Performance Dates: April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30; May 1, 2 2015 8PM

For more information, please contact: Elizabeth McFaul, Producer.