The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
July 14-23, 2023
Book by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield
Director: Jeannie Marlin Woods
Producer: Jeff Lurie
Stage Manager: Diana Chabai-Booker
Asst. Stage Manager: Jess Hoffman
Tuesday, May16th and Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
Sign in begins at 6:30 pm. Auditions begin at 7:00 pm
You only need to attend one of these sessions
Callbacks will be by invite only and will be held on Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm
SLOC Musical Theater, Mainstage
427 Franklin St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Free parking is available in the city owned lots next to the campus.
Please enter through the breezeway doors – either from the courtyard or from Franklin St.
July 14-23, 2023
(Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm)
SLOC Mainstage, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
What to Prepare:
● Readings from the script will be provided at auditions.
● This show is a physical comedy – please come prepared to move and possibly improvise.
● Rehearsals will be held from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, three evenings a week, and on Sunday afternoons 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. The schedule will be based on cast/crew availability.
● Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm.
● There will be a photo shoot day TBD based on cast/crew availability.
● Attendance is mandatory for Theater Clean-Up Day (Saturday, July 8th) and Tech Week (July 9-13, 2023) as well as all performances.
Commitment to COVID Safety: The health and safety of our artists, staff and audience members are our first priority. Please make a point to review our updated COVID Health & Safety Guidelines. All actors, staff and crew will be expected to follow these guidelines. Please note that while guidelines have been adjusted for rehearsals, masks are required to be worn for auditions. All actors, staff and crew will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by the time rehearsal begins.
About The Show:
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is not so much a play as it is a vaudeville show in which three charismatic, wildly ambitious actors attempt to present all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays in a single performance. What they lack in knowledge of Shakespeare, they make up for with an earnest focus and breakneck enthusiasm.
Three male or male-presenting actors, who use their own names and play “theatrically pumped-up” versions of themselves. They pretend to be inventing the show as they go, so a spontaneous, improvised style is essential. Although not required, circus skills such as juggling, gymnast skills could be useful. Most important are good comic skills and a positive attitude.
“Daniel” is 20 to 30 years old and a “leading man” – plays Romeo, Horatio, Laertes, etc.
“Jess” can be older. He is an “academic” and plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, etc.
“Adam” is young – late teens to 20’s and highly energetic and clueless most of the time; he plays almost all the girl parts
All roles involve great energy and physical action.
SLOC Musical Theater pledges to continue to advocate for, and is aiming to build, a diverse cast reflective of the Schenectady community. All ethnicities, BIPOC actors, and actors of all gender identities are encouraged to audition for all roles. Please join us!
If you have any questions, please contact the Producer, Jeff Lurie at email@example.com.