The Old Globe's 2015 Shakespeare Intensive Audition Dates Announced

by Naomi Crews

Participants in The Old GlobeThe Old Globe announces audition dates for the Globe's 2015 Sumer Shakespeare Intensive four-week program for San Diego County high school students.

AUDITIONS FOR THE OLD GLOBE’S 2015 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 21 & 22

Registration for the Middle School Summer Conservatory begins March 9
 
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 23, 2015)—As The Old Globe celebrates its 80th Anniversary and its rich relationship with William Shakespeare, the theatre today announces that auditions for the Globe’s 2015 Summer Shakespeare Intensive for San Diego County high school students will be held on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 on the Globe campus. The four-week program is a unique opportunity for high school actors and actresses to refine their skills as performers in a professional setting. The Intensive will take place on Saturday, July 11 and on weekdays from July 13 through August 10. The program will culminate with a public performance of two Shakespeare plays on Monday, August 10 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The program cost is $725 with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled beginning in February. For more information on how to audition, please visitwww.TheOldGlobe.org/SummerIntensive or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Students in the Summer Shakespeare Intensive study classical theatre technique, voice, movement, and stage combat led by theatre professionals while rehearsing for two productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Throughout the Intensive, the students have the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare and see the productions of the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival, which runs concurrently with the program. Festival company members lend the students insights into the art of performing Shakespeare that the students then apply to their own performances of the Bard’s work.
 
Registration begins on Monday, March 9 for the Middle School Summer Conservatory, a three-week program of intense acting study with professional teaching staff and actors from the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival productions. Students will explore scene study, stage combat, theatre games, improvisation, movement, and specialty workshops. The Conservatory will take place on weekdays, June 29 – July 17. The program cost is $625 ($600 for children and grandchildren of Globe subscribers) and does not require an audition, though a passion for theatre and acting is important. For more information or to register for the Conservatory, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances ($12), located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Directions.
 
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2014-2015 SEASON CALENDARMurder for Two (1/24/15-3/1), The Twenty-seventh Man (2/14-3/15), The White Snake (3/21-4/26), Buyer & Cellar (4/4-5/3), Arms and the Man (5/9-6/14), Rich Girl (5/23-6/21), Twelfth Night (6/21-8/23), Kiss Me, Kate (7/1-8/2), Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (7/24-8/23), The Comedy of Errors (8/9-9/13).
 
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.
 
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy,The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 14 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderThe Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.