Open auditions will be held for the Bard in the Barracks production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet on May 4th and 5th at Memorial Hall on the UNB campus.
Hamlet, the ninth annual production of Bard in the Barracks, will be performed outdoors (previous Bard productions have taken place in Odell Park and Barracks Square, downtown Fredericton). The play will run June 25-July 6 and will be directed by Len Falkenstein. The production will be rehearsed intensively (mainly evening hours) beginning the week of May 11.
Auditions are open to the public and roles are available for male and female actors of a variety of ages. Auditions will take place from 7:00-9:30 PM Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5, with call-backs from 7:30-10:00 on Thursday, May 8. Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the play beforehand. Auditions will consist of readings from the play. Prepared monologues may also be performed, but are
not required. Appointments are not necessary, but those attending should arrive by early in the evening and be prepared to be on hand for most of the evening, depending on turnout. Training in any of music, dance, or circus skills would be considered an asset for the production.
Anyone interested in auditioning who is unable to attend on either the 4th or 5th, or anyone requesting further information, should contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 458-7406. Expressions of interest from persons who would like to assist with the technical demands of the production (stage management, wardrobe, set, publicity) are also welcome. All members of the company will receive honorariums for their work on the production.