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AUDITIONS FOR THE 2011 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BE HELD ON MARCH 19 & 20


SAN DIEGO (March 2, 2011)—Auditions for The Old Globe’s 2011 Summer Shakespeare Intensive will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 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 weekdays, July 18 – August 15.  The program cost is $600 with a limited number of need-based scholarships available.  For more information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/SummerIntensive.

The students will study classical theater technique, voice, movement and stage combat led by theater professionals while rehearsing for two productions of Shakespeare’s plays.  The program will culminate with a performance of the plays in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre on Monday, August 15. 

The original Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 for the presentation of abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays as part of the California Pacific International Exposition.  This year the students will perform 50-minute versions of both Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Merry Wives of Windsor

Throughout the Intensive, the students have the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare while observing the productions of the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival, which runs concurrently with the program.  Festival company members are able to lend the students insights into the art of performing Shakespeare that they then apply to their own performances of the Bard’s work.  Last year, while rehearsing for their sold-out production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Twelfth Night, the students attended workshops conducted by Michael Stewart Allen, Don Carrier, Ray Chambers, Christian Durso and Adrian Sparks.

LOCATION:  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.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDARRafta, Rafta… (3/19-4/24), Groundswell (3/12-4/17), August: Osage County (5/7-6/12), Life of Riley (4/30-6/5), Much Ado About Nothing (5/29-9/24), The Tempest (6/5-9/25), Amadeus (6/12-9/22), Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (7/15-8/28), Engaging Shaw (7/29-9/4).

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 theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 75 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 612-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 theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The 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 theaters across the country.

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