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Midsummer Night's Dream: Auditioning for Shakespeare and Loving it

Instructor: Shelby Lewis - Director of Midsummer, Professional Actress and Guest Instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Saturday January 13 Noon - 3 pm - Schmuckal Theatre


Join professional actress and Shakespeare super-fan Shelby Lewis
for a light afternoon of learning about and speaking the genius verse
of William Shakespeare.
You’ll have a chance to meet the director of OTP’s upcoming
production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, gain a few tips &
tricks for approaching classical texts, and have the opportunity to
ask any questions you may have about Shakespeare in general or
specifically regarding the piece(s) you’re preparing for auditions.


Saturday, January 13th

OTP Lower Level, Schmuckal Theatre
FREE! Bring something to take notes with and your audition text if desired.
All ages are welcome, but the material may be most helpful to those 12+
RSVP not required but appreciated on the Facebook Event.
Items Covered:
~ Scansion
~ Verse vs. Prose
~ Author in Context /Historical Background
~ “Versions” of Plays
~ Textual Hints, such as Feminine Endings, Monosyllabics, Shared & Short Lines, etc.
~ Scoring Basics
~ Q&A

Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere