The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

May 10-12, 17-19

 This production parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors.  This is a comical romp with audience participation.

Location

Lincoln Community Center

110 Fulton St

Mankato, MN 56001

Auditions
March
Location

Lincoln Community Center

110 Fulton St

Mankato, MN 56001

Who may audition?

Anyone may audition for a Merely Players production. All the performers are volunteers. Some come to Merely Players with a lot of experience, others are first-timers. No experience is required.

How are auditions conducted?

For non-musicals, performers are usually asked to read scenes from the script. Depending on the nature of the production, the director may ask everyone to read the same scene or may have a number of scenes to read. Directors also utilize improvisation exercises in some auditions. Often, in the first audition, the director is looking for general characteristics, technique, and ability to work with others. In callbacks, the director will be doing more role-specific readings.

In musicals, we often will break the auditions into separate dance and singing components. Dress comfortably and wear appropriate shoes. The music director will teach the music at the auditions, so no preparation is required.
 

How should I prepare?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  You may be asked to be active. Feel free to talk with the director prior to auditions to ask about the play and what is being looked for in various roles.  Copies of the script will be available at auditions to read while you wait.

Bring personal calendars to auditions in order to share potential conflicts with the director in advance of casting.

Sponsors

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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