I'm getting ready for auditions this Saturday and next Saturday and I have made a flier with audition information. If you would help me distribute it by posting it on bulletin boards or giving it to people you think might be interested in auditioning I would really appreciate it!
Here is a map with the location of the auditions:
So, email us at StorefrontShakespeare@gmail.com and make an appointment to audition! You know you want to. Times are filling up but I still have spaces available. If you would like to audition but cannot make either Saturday you may make an appointment for another day.
See you there!
Things are moving forward with Much Ado About Nothing! We have been looking at spaces and are in negotiations for one that I absolutely love, so send us good thoughts, I hope we get it.
If we get this space, auditions will be May 26th, 27th and 28th as well as June 1st and 2nd. I will cast people that weekend. I will then give the actors four weeks to memorize their lines and we will begin meeting for regular rehearsals after July 4th. Then we can open July 29th and probably close on August 20th.
We are also looking for a Chief Administrative Officer to help us handle the business end of theater. They will deal with things like navigating the bureaucracy of being a not-for-profit, getting us grants, running fundraisers and dealing with insurance companies.
The main problem we encounter when trying to bring in new people is that we can't afford to pay people yet. We're toying with the idea (and it would need to be well researched and approved by the board before it could ever become a reality) of giving people a commission for every grant they bring in, some percentage of the amount of the grant most likely, and I wanted to know if any of you have ever used this system before and how it worked for you?
Today I thought I would tell you one little nugget of information more about our upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing:
The Much ado About Nothing is set in Messina, Sicily and all of the men are Don this and Don that. So, I made the obvious choice. Or maybe I've just seen Godfather II too many times... I'm setting our production in modern day Messina and the people involved are all part of the Sicilian Mafia.
So, if you're a fan of the Sopranos or The Godfather I hope you'll come out and audition for Much Ado About Nothing.
We're still looking for a location, any ideas?