Friday, March 17, 2017

SPT presents: The Merry Wives of Windsor...but GAY??!

Come see SPT's first show of the semester, The Merry Wives of Windsor...but GAY??!, directed by Jessica Breet and Lydia Brunk

What: Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' minus heterosexuality.


When: 7:30 pm on the following dates:
-Thursday, March 23
-Friday, March 24
-Saturday, March 25

When: Erdman Common Room

Doors open at 7:15. We recommend arriving early if you would like a good seat!

RSVP's are not required, but we would love it if you joined our Facebook event! 

Admission is free for all community members and guests. If you would like to reserve seats, please contact jaggarwal@brynmawr.edu.

If you aren't able to make it, the show will be filmed and posted on SPT's youtube page a couple weeks later.

We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

☆SPRING 2017 AUDITIONS☆

Shakespeare Performance Troupe is excited to announce that we will be putting on the following two shows in the Spring 2017 semester:


The Merry Wives of Windsor- When Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor, his love of shameless self-indulgence is somewhat complicated by the fact that he is completely broke. Desperate for cash, he devises a plan to seduce two wealthy housewives, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, but the Mistresses happen to have a few tricks up their sleeves as well.  (Directed by Jessica Breet)

Twelfth Night- Viola finds herself in a bit of a bind when she winds up shipwrecked on the Coast of Illyria, separated from her twin brother, who most likely drowned. In true Shakespearian comedy style, she dresses up as a man named Cesario and starts working for Duke Orsino (a.k.a Bad-Poems McFriendzone). Orsino is pining after the Countess Olivia, who is way too bummed out by her brother's death for romance. So Orsino orders "Cesario" to be his wingman and convince Olivia of the Duke's many virtues. But Viola might have some romantic interests of her own... (Directed by Kristiana Marcopoulos and Elizabeth Yost)


Dates and Times:
Where: Rhoads Quiet Study
When: Thursday, January 26 from 5-9 pm AND Friday, January 27 from 5-10 pm

*Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 28

Sign-ups:
You may sign up for a ten-minute slot during the first two hours of either audition period. From 7:00 pm onward, we will be having walk-in auditions. If you are auditioning with a partner, please sign up for two back-to-back time slots (or just come to walk-ins together) Please keep in mind that if you are auditioning during walk-in hours, there may be a bit of a wait.
Sign up HERE: http://doodle.com/poll/9hwqcwifwwqcs2ng3nttt3er/admin#table

If you can't make any of the audition times provided or any of the unclaimed time slots, please e-mail the directors (contact info can be found at the bottom of this post) and we will find a way to fit you in!

Audition materials:
Auditions materials can be found on the right-hand sidebar under "Important Links." Please select ONE MONOLOGUE and ONE DIALOGUE from the auditions materials to perform. You may audition for one or both shows but your monologue and your dialogue must come from two different shows (even if you are only auditioning for one of them)
Link to materials: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByYmwWOpwBHeRXJXdXN5cmxWQ2M 


Things to know if you haven't auditioned before:
  • You may either prepare your dialogue with a partner or just have someone in the audition room read with you on the day of. 
  • Auditioning for both shows means that you could be placed in either show. You will not be placed in both shows.
  • You DO NOT not need to memorize your monologue and dialogue, and we will have the audition materials available at auditions, but it is in your best interest to do some preparation and practice beforehand.
  • If you signed up for a time slot, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time, because you will need to fill out an audition form prior to your audition.
  • Please be as honest as possible when filling out your audition form to ensure that you will be comfortable in your role and available for rehearsals.
  • A call-back is not a guarantee that you will be cast. Likewise, you may still be cast even if you are not called back.  
Want to do technical theater for SPT?
E-mail the directors (contact info below) with the subject "Teching for SPT."
 
Contact us:
Jessica Breet (Director of Merry Wives): jbreet@brynmawr.edu
Elizabeth Yost (Director of Twelfth Night): evyost@brynmawr.edu
Kristiana Marcopoulos ((Director of Twelfth Night & Co-Coordinator): kmarcopoul@brynmawr.edu
Aly Robins (Co-Coordinator): arobins@brynmawr.edu

We're looking forward to seeing your auditions!!!


 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shakespeare Performance Troupe Presents: After Juliet

Come see SPT's last production of the semester, Sharman Macdonald's After Juliet!

What: After Juliet is a continuation of the Romeo & Juliet storyline that picks up where Shakespeare left off. And if you thought that the Montagues and Capulets were done with the petty drama and doomed love, think again. The play follows Rosaline Capulet, Juliet's cousin and Romeo's ex-flame, as she plots to avenge the death of her beloved. Meanwhile, Romeo's cousin Benvolio finds himself enamored with Rosaline and, having apparently learned nothing from recent events, tries to pursue a relationship with her. 

When: 7:30 pm on the following dates:
-Thursday, Nov. 3
-Friday, Nov. 4
-Saturday, Nov. 5

Where: Erdman Common Room

RSVP's are not required, but we would love it if you joined our Facebook event! 

Admission is free for all community members and guests. If you would like to reserve seats, please contact jaggarwal@brynmawr.edu.

If you aren't able to see make it, the show will be filmed posted on SPT's youtube page a couple weeks later.

We can't wait to see you there!

~  ~  ~  ~  ~

"After Juliet" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.




Friday, October 21, 2016

Shakespeare Performance Troupe Presents: Shortspeare (The Shakesperience!)

Get excited, because SPT is putting on it's first show of the year!!!

Come see Shortspeare, an original compilation of the Bard's greatest hits! Featuring scenes from King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Cymbeline, and many more!

Where: Rhoad's Dining Hall
When: 7:30 pm on the following dates:
-Thursday, Oct. 27
-Friday, Oct. 28
-Saturday, Oct. 29

RSVP's are not required, but we would love it if you joined our Facebook event! 

Admission is free for all community members and guests. If you would like to reserve seats, please contact mgorman1@brynmawr.edu.

If you aren't able to see make it, the show will be filmed posted on SPT's youtube page a couple weeks later.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely faces in the audience!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

☆FALL 2016 AUDITIONS☆

Calling all thespians! It is that time of year again! Shakespeare Performance Troupe is holding auditions for our Fall 2016 shows! This semester, we are putting on:

After Juliet- A sequel to Romeo and Juliet that picks up where Shakespeare left off. In the wake of the deaths of our infamous star-crossed lovers, the Montagues and the Capulets have called a tense truce (spoiler alert: it doesn't last). Meanwhile, Romeo's best friend Benvolio has fallen in love with Juliet's cousin (and Romeo's ex) Rosaline, who is hell-bent on revenge. Even more pettiness and doomed love ensue. (Directed by Kat Phifer)

Shortspeare: The Shakesperience- An original mash-up of the Bard's greatest hits, selected, directed, and performed by various members of SPT. Audition for and/or submit your favorite Shakespeare scenes and monologues that you'd like to direct or perform as part of the show. If you think you might be interested in directing, this is a great opportunity for you to try it out without committing to directing an entire show! (Overall director will be Charis Nandor, directors for individual scenes TBA) 

Dates and Times:
Where: Rhoads Quiet Study
When: Thursday, September 8 from 5-9 pm AND Friday, September 9 from 5-10 pm

*Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 10th

Sign-ups:
You may sign up here for a ten-minute slot during the first two hours of either audition period. From 7:00 pm onward, we will be having walk-in auditions. If you are auditioning with a partner, please sign up for two back-to-back time slots (or just come to walk-ins together) Please keep in mind that if you are auditioning during walk-in hours, there may be a bit of a wait.

If you can't make any of the audition times provided or any of the unclaimed time slots, please e-mail the directors (contact info can be found at the bottom of this post) and we will find a way to fit you in!

Audition materials:
Auditions materials can be found here or on the right-hand sidebar under "Important Links." Please select ONE MONOLOGUE and ONE DIALOGUE from the auditions materials to perform. You may audition for one or both shows but your monologue and your dialogue must come from two different shows (even if you are only auditioning for one of them)

Things to know if you haven't auditioned before:
  • You may either prepare your dialogue with a partner or just have someone in the audition room read with you on the day of. 
  • Auditioning for both shows means that you could be placed in either show. You will not be placed in both shows.
  • You DO NOT not need to memorize your monologue and dialogue, and we will have the audition materials available at auditions, but it is in your best interest to do some preparation and practice beforehand.
  • If you signed up for a time slot, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time, because you will need to fill out an audition form prior to your audition.
  • Please be as honest as possible when filling out your audition form to ensure that you will be comfortable in your role and available for rehearsals.
  • A call-back is not a guarantee that you will be cast. Likewise, you may still be cast even if you are not called back.  
Want to do technical theater for SPT?
E-mail the directors (contact info below) with the subject "Teching for SPT."
 
Contact us:
Charis Nandor (Director of Shortspeare): cnandor@brynmawr.edu
Kat Phifer (Director of After Juliet): kphifer@brynmawr.edu
Kristiana Marcopoulos (Co-Coordinator): kmarcopoul@brynmawr.edu
Aly Robins (Co-Coordinator): arobins@brynmawr.edu

We can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents: Much Ado About Nothing!

The time has nearly come for SPT's final show of the semester



  

WHEN: April 7th, 8th, & 9th at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
WHERE: Rhoads Dining Hall
WHAT: An inventive 1920's reimagining of the Shakespearean favorite
RSVPs are not required, but your attendance will be that much more eagerly anticipated if you join our Facebook event.  Tickets are free for all community members and guests!  If you need to reserve special seating, contact fmestrich@bmc or hgriffin@bmc.

If you can't make it in person, video of the show will be posted a few weeks afterwards on SPT's YouTube page (and linked to on the Facebook event page as well as SPT's Facebook page).  Video updates will also be posted to our Twitter, as well as this blog, of course!  (We will attempt to livestream the show, but the wifi in Rhoads is not always strong enough to support it.)

We can't wait to see you there!

~Veronica, and all of SPT!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents: Hamlet!

The time has nearly come for SPT's first show of the semester

WHEN: March 31st & April 1st at 7:30 p.m., April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Erdman Common Room
WHAT: The ultimate Shakespeare classic in all its dramatic, chilling, and even sometimes hilarious brilliance

RSVPs are not required, but your attendance will be that much more eagerly anticipated if you join our Facebook event.  Tickets are free for all community members and guests!  If you need to reserve special seating, contact aackerman@bmc.

If you can't make it in person, video of the show will be posted a few weeks afterwards on SPT's YouTube page (and linked to on the Facebook event page as well as SPT's Facebook page).  Video updates will also be posted to our Twitter, as well as this blog, of course!  (From experience, the wifi in Erdman is sadly not strong enough to support a livestream.)

We can't wait to see you there!

~Veronica, and all of SPT!