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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2022 (Auditions)
January 22-23, 2022

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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2022
Audition times:
Saturday, January 22, 2022 1-5pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022 1-5pm
Synopsis:
Productions for The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2022:

King Lear by William Shakespeare
Directed by Debi Kierst

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Directed by Julia Thudium

Performances: August 5, 2022 through September 3, 2022

Director's Description of King Lear.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, living out his days without the burden of ruling a kingdom. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. He misjudges his daughters completely, and as a result, the kingdom is thrust into chaos and the king into madness. The play is about families—about fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters and their husbands and lovers, brothers natural and unnatural. Ordinary jealousies, demands for love, sibling rivalries, desire for money and power, and petty cruelties are all taken to the extreme. It has been considered by many to be Shakespeare's crowning artistic achievement.

Director's Description of As You Like It.
The play is being set in in its own time, Arden time. In this version, the mythical forest of Arden is where magic reigns and impossible things happen every day. This show will be filled with music and movement, laughter and most especially joy, joy for the audience and joy for the players. This show will have a lean script and a tight ensemble. If you're not onstage speaking your lines, you may be onstage being a sheep, a musician or a fairy. Anything is possible! We are looking for actors and actor/musicians who want to be in the room, who are willing to try anything and partner with me to create a joyous, raucous festival of a production. To hear the kind of music and fun I'm talking about, listen to Natalie MacMasters "David's Jig" and "Mother Nature".

Looking for:

The role of King Lear has been cast. All other roles are open. Actors of all ages are welcome. Actor/musicians will be needed for As You Like It.

What to Bring/Prepare
Please prepare a monologue of up to two (2) minutes from a play by Shakespeare. You may, but are not required to, choose a monologue from King Lear or As You Like It. We are interested in your ability to speak the text, and make choices with it. If you do not have a piece prepared at the audition, sides will be provided but prepared monologues are referred.

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment.
Rehearsals start: June 2021
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