Call for Auditions
Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Folk Tales That Inspired Shakespeare
Sweetline Theatre Company
Award-winning director Danielle Irvine and noted storyteller Dale Jarvis are joining forces to develop a new work combining theatre and storytelling traditions. The show is inspired both by the 2016 World Storytelling Day theme of “Strong Women” and the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare.
In a continuation of the ancient practice of storytelling, playwright William Shakespeare adapted tales he had heard as a child for theatre audiences, and many of Shakespeare’s plays derive their plots directly from folktales.
“Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Folk Tales That Inspired Shakespeare” will mentor four emerging female performers through a creative process merging classical theatre and traditional storytelling.
We are look for four female performers, aged approximately 18-35 with a background in either theatre or storytelling.
Auditions will be held Sunday, January 24th. Location will be sent with confirmation of audition time.
Performers are asked to prepare one Aesop’s Fable (www.aesopfables.com) told in their own words, and one Shakespeare monologue.
This is a profit-share production, opening in April.
To book an audition time, please contact stage manager Kelly L. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org