Have you ever wanted to expand your acting experiences? Ever been interested in voice acting, or acting in motion capture? Do you want to explore a rapidly growing form of the business that very few get to work in while at school?
Do you really love Shakespeare? Do you enjoy acting the immortal poetry of the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon? Or even, do you find Shakespearean language difficult and confusing, and want to get more experience with it?
Get the best of both worlds, the old and the new! Audition for A Midsummer Night’s VR (Working Title)! Get a chance to explore acting through the technology that is becoming more and more pervasive, all while working on a Shakespearean classic.
I am looking for the full cast! Open to all experience levels and identities. Interested in a-typical casting, including gender-bending, so feel free to audition for the part you want, regardless of how the character is usually portrayed.
Please Prepare 15-30 lines of a Shakespearean monologue, preferably in verse, but it does not need to be. Memorization not required but appreciated. I just want to see how you work with the language. There is no need to audition with a monologue from the show, but if you are looking for a monologue, attached is a selection from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Feel free to use one of these, another from the show, or a monologue from a different Shakespearean work. For character breakdowns, visit https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/msnd/characters/ .
One important note is that, because we have no performance date, as we are a digital product, and therefore we can record one scene at a time. Because of this, our schedule will be significantly more flexible, and can fit into your busy schedule far more easily than a typical performance project
I myself am very new to this technology and am learning through this process. Because of this, I cannot say exactly what this project will entail. However, if you are open and eager to explore this crazy, awesome, exciting new realm of theater with me – a realm never before explored by any Yale theater studies senior project – then I look forward to seeing you at auditions!
Friday Auditions: Morse College Practice Room
Sunday Audtitions: York 220 Room 100
Monday Auditions: Morse College Practice Room
Tuesday Auditions: Morse College Practice Room
If you are interested in working on this project in a technical capacity, if you have any questions about the audition, or if you cannot make any of the audition times, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.