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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Shakespeare Team Auditions!

Aright, here we go.
Let me just say that we are going to need some hard-working kids if we are going to re-claim our title this year.  All of the lead roles are completely up for grabs.  I need some people to step up and lead us to victory one more time.  Work hard on your audition pieces.  Many schools we are competing against have already started their training camps.  Choose your piece well and get working on it.  At the bottom of each monologue, I wrote exactly what I'm looking for.  So cast yourself well.  Choose what you think you would be best at.
Here we go.  Let's begin strong. Enjoy the trip.  It starts now...

2012 Hillcrest High School Shakespeare Team Auditions:

WHEN: Thursday, August 30 2:45-7:00pm (sign up for a specific time outside the Theatre Room. A sign-up list will be posted on the first day of school Monday, August 27)

WHERE: Hillcrest High School Room C-202 (the Theatre Room: 2nd Floor)

WHO: Any 10th, 11th or 12th grade Hillcrest High School student AS WELL AS any 9th grade student who is attending a Hillcrest feeder school (Midvale, Union, Albion). All auditioners must be academically elligible (at least a 2.0 and no more than 1 F on last quarter's report card).

WHAT: Hillcrest High School's 2-time defending-champion Shakespeare Team. Approximately 50 student actors who make the team will travel down to Cedar City for a weekend (October 4-6) and compete in one of the nation's largest acting competitions. Check out the post below for more details.

WHY: It will be one of the most memorable experiences of your high school career.
HOW: Select one of the monologues below and have it prepared to perform at your audition. Although it is not required that you memorize your piece (since some students will not have access to these pieces until school begins), you are encouraged to do so.
Select one of the following monologues. Click on the title and it should download the monologue cutting along with acting hints from me.  Some of these are actual monologue pieces that we may be competing with this year. Others are from scenes that may be on our team. Therefore, your audition will help me see which roles you excel at as I choose who will be playing the leads this year. Each piece has a different mood/feel/objective, so read through them all and choose wisely. Cast yourself well. :-)

All's Well That Ends Well - Helena
Antony & Cleopatra - Cleopatra
Henry IV, Part 2 - Mistress Quickly
Henry VI, Part 3 - Queen Margaret
Richard II - Duchess of Gloucester

Coriolanus - Coriolanus
Cymbeline - Cloten
Henry VIII - Duke of Buckingham
Richard II - Richard II
The Winter's Tale - Autolycus

If you have any questions, please contact a Theatre Presidency member, or post your question as a comment on this blog and we will be happy to answer it for you. Get excited!


Sean Distance said...

Do you need to be able to sing?

Josh said...

Hi Sean---
No singing or dancing needed at all.
All you need to do is download one of the monologues above and be ready to act it out at the auditions. That's it.
If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Mr. Long

Sean Distance said...

is there a website to look autolycus up? I can only seem to find 1 video of his character and I'm trying to see how he acts

Sean Distance said...

Is there anywhere that you know of, where I could find more of a character analysis on Autolycus?

Josh said...

If you google winters tale character analysis, the 3rd link down (from pink has some good stuff.