Auditions for Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. at TAM’s Helen Melledy Hall, Monmouth, ME. Available roles include: Count Orsino/Officer; Viola; Sebastian/Sir Andrew; Malvolio/Captain; Countess Olivia; Feste; Sir Toby Belch; Maria/Antonia.

Interested actors are invited to schedule an audition for the tour which will be directed by James Noel Hoban. The five-week contract begins rehearsals on Monday, September 30; the production tours to schools and venues throughout the state from October 11 through November 2.

TAM has provided literature-based education programs in schools and community centers since the Theater’s founding. Education Tours make adaptations of classic literature accessible to a geographically and economically diverse audience. Since 2005, TAM has taken the Bard on the road through Shakespeare in Maine Communities’ tours in 60 to 90-minute versions of Shakespeare with five to eight actors. Plays are fully designed, rehearsed, and tour to schools and community centers. The target grade levels are middle and high schools. This year’s tour is made possible in part by a Shakespeare in American Communities grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Shakespeare’s rollicking tale of wild infatuation and mistaken identities—Twelfth Night is set at Illyria University where Orsino pines for the love Olivia. At sister school, Illyria College for Women, Olivia mourns her late brother and rejects all suitors under the watchful eye of her stern headmaster, Malvolio. When shipwrecked and separated twins, Viola and Sebastian arrive on the scene mayhem and misadventure ensue.

To schedule an audition call 207.933.9999 or email boxoffice@theateratmonmouth.org.
Please prepare a two-minute monologue from the play; sides will be available once appointment is scheduled. For more information visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.

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Theater at Monmouth, founded in 1970, was named the Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the State Legislature in 1975. The theater’s mission is to bring innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine. Since its founding, TAM has produced expertly crafted, engaging productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours annually reaching more than 15,000 students statewide.

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