BARDS OF BIRMINGHAM IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR

SHAKESPEARE's "TWELFTH NIGHT," on

Saturday, AUGUST 18, 2018, from 2-4.  

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Auditions are open to actors aged 5-14. If a cast list isn't able to be filled with junior division students, senior division

 

actors will be hand-selected

for needed roles.  

 

When: August 18, 2-4 pm. If necessary, callbacks will be held immediately after initial auditions at 4:00 pm. 

Where: Unity Church of Birmingham, 2803 Highland Avenue, Birmingham.

What should you bring: A memorized monologue, no shorter than 30 seconds, no longer than 2 minutes. A headshot and resume, if available. 

Performance dates will be the weekend of November 16-18. Rehearsals will be one weeknight a week and Saturday afternoons. 

Information/Disclaimer:

All Bards productions are cast race-blind. Interracial relationships have been regularly and positively represented since the inception of Bards of Birmingham.

Most Bards productions have also been cast gender blind, except where the script called for specific romantic combinations.  

Bards of Birmingham has always been, and will continue to be, a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community; LGBTQ actors are welcome!

Audition procedure:

Bring the following items with you to auditions:

  • A memorized monologue. This monologue should be no shorter than 30 seconds, no longer than 3 minutes. Shakespeare is preferred but not required.
  • A head shot. This doesn't have to be a professional head shot, but needs to accurately represent what you look like. 
  • A resume. Highlight your acting and/or dancing experience, but please keep in mind that Bards of Birmingham does not require acting experience in order to be cast. A committed novice actor would be preferred over a lackluster experienced actor. 

Actors will be called back one at a time to perform for audition judge(s). If casting decisions can't be concluded with an initial round of auditions, actors may be asked to come back for a callback audition round which will include cold readings from the script.

Post-Audition:

For every actor under 18, at least one parent must be present for a mandatory parent meeting on Saturday, August 25, at 1:00 pm.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday nights, some Wednesday nights, and Saturday afternoons from August - November. The play will be performed the weekend of November 16-18.