Monday, November 6, 2017

SPT proudly presents The Roaring Girl

Couldn't get enough Shakespeare last weekend? Want to witness a tale of steampunk, cutpurses, true love, and deceit? You won't want to miss SPT's second and final performance of the fall semester:

                     **THE ROARING GIRL**
                         Written by Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker
                                    Directed by Christina Pellegrino '18

Set during a steampunk Victorian England, The Roaring Girl follows the various shenanigans of characters as they try to make their dreams come true with Moll Cutpurse, a gender non-conforming Robin Hood-type, at the center of it all. Sebastian Wengrave enlists the help of Moll, so that he can marry his fiancΓ© Mary Fitzallard, and convince his father that Mary is the best person Sebastian could marry. Sebastian’s father, Sir Alexander, distressed that his son is 'in love' with a person who does not follow traditional values enlists the help of Trapdoor, a thief, to spy on Moll. Goshawk and Laxton, two gallants, try to seduce Mrs. Gallipot and Mrs. Openwork, merchants’ wives, to no avail. Come for the steampunk; stay for the shenanigans.

                                                    πŸŽ©πŸ˜‚πŸ†πŸ˜ˆπŸ’—

                  November 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2017  @  7:30pm

                 Erdman Common Room   ///   Doors open 7pm

SPT proudly presents The Winter's Tale

Don't miss the premiere of the fall season for Bryn Mawr College's Shakespeare Performance Troupe!
                     THE WINTER'S TALE

                                    Directed by Charis Nandor '19

Part comedy, part tragedy, the Winters Tale follows the intertwining tales of two royal courts, as King Leontes pursues his suspicions that his wife, Hermione, is an adulteress. The fallout of his accusation follows kings and shepherds, ladies and gentlemen, and two princesses in love for over 16 years, to the conclusion of this tale. Join us for an evening of hijinx, intrigue, and an exit, pursued by a bear.

                                                  πŸ‘‘πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ»πŸ‘©‍❤️‍πŸ‘©
        November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Rhoads Dining Hall. 
                   Doors open at 7pm, curtain at 7:30pm.

                                 ?? cnandor@bmc, jfrederick@bmc

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Auditions!

  ☆FALL 2017 AUDITIONS☆ 

Come one! Come all! Shakespeare Performance Troupe will be holding auditions for this autumn's season, which will be featuring:

                   A Winter's Tale  (Directed by Charis Nandor) 
The Roaring Girl (Directed by Christina Pellegrino) 

"The Roaring Girl follows the adventures of Moll Cutpurse , a cross-dressing criminal Robin Hood type, and friends as they rebel against tradition. This production is set in a steampunk Victorian England."

* Dates and Times *

Where: Rhoads Quiet Study (located in the basement of Rhoads dorm)
When: Thursday, September 14 AND Friday, September 15 from 5-10 pm

*Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 10-5pm


~ Sign-ups ~
You may sign up here for a ten-minute slot from 5-7pm for either audition date. Walk-in auditions begin after 7pm. 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 Note: if you audition during walk-in hours, be prepared to wait!
If you can't attend any audition times provided or any unclaimed time slots, 
e-mail the directors (see contact info down below) for assistance.


^ 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 dialogue must come from two different shows (even if you are only auditioning for one of them).


((( SPT Audition Tips )))
  • You may either prepare your dialogue with a partner, or have someone in the audition room read with you the day of. 
  • Auditioning for both shows means you could be placed in either show. You will not be placed in both shows.
  • You DO NOT need to memorize your monologue and dialogue. We will have paper copies of the audition materials available, but it is in your best interest to do some preparation beforehand.
  • If signed up for a time slot, arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form prior to your audition.
  • Be honest when filling out your audition form to ensure you will be comfortable in and available for your role.
  • A call-back is not a guarantee you will be cast. Likewise, you may be cast without a call-back.
Want to do technical theater for SPT?
E-mail the directors (contact info below) with the subject "Teching for SPT."


< Contact us >
Christina Pellegrino Nandor (Director of Roaring Girl):
Charis Nandor (Director of Winter's Tale): cnandor@brynmawr.edu
Kristiana Marcopoulos (Co-Coordinator): kmarcopoul@brynmawr.edu
Kat Phifer (Co-Coordinator): kphifer@brynmawr.edu


✨ Break a leg! ✨

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!