Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 12-21, Online

Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 12-21, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Hamless
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Erin Nealer

Live Online Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, March 12-21, 2021.
Showtimes are 7 pm on March 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 pm on March 14 & 21

“Hamless” is a Zoom adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous play that tells the story behind “Hamlet” – focusing on the personal and political drama – without ever introducing the audience to Prince Hamlet himself.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

The Tamer Tamed at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 13 & 20, Online

The Tamer Tamed at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 13 & 20, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Tamer Tamed
by John Fletcher
directed by Liana Olear

Performances : Saturday February 13th & 20th, 2021, at 8 PM

Ever watched Taming of the Shrew and wished Petruchio got what he deserved? So did Shakespeare’s contemporary, Fletcher, who wrote a fanfic about Petruchio’s second wife.”

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

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Auditions for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 16

Auditions for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 16

Auditions

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Announces auditions for the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, 10 AM – 6 PM (subject to change)

Our next production will take place in open-air locations throughout Prince George’s County in the summer of 2021. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at Christopher.dwyer@pgparks.com.

Production History
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama (2020)
Macbeth: Radio Drama (2020)
Much Ado About Nothing (2019)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018)
As You Like It (2017)
Twelfth Night (2016)
Romeo and Juliet (2015)
The Tempest (2014)

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Greenbelt Arts Center announces:
Auditions for Hamless

Presented by the Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center

January 11 & 12, 2021

“Hamless”, directed by Erin Nealer, is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” edited to remove the title character entirely. While Hamlet never appears onscreen, his presence is felt in every tense moment as his family and friends struggle to keep the peace within the Danish court, avoid a war with Norway, and quell a rebellion, all while tiptoeing around young Hamlet’s increasingly unstable moods. Removing Hamlet from the script gives King Claudius and Queen Gertrude, the Danish courtiers, and the Norwegian invaders time to speak their minds about the Prince – and each other.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12 from 7-10pm. You will be scheduled for a 5-10 minute slot based on your form. You will be sent sides from which to choose via email when your audition is scheduled. If you have a piece prepared (under 2 minutes), you are also welcome to use that.

For more information click here.

A note on all characters – Every role is available to actors of any gender, race, ability, and age, but the original pronouns of each character are included below for context. The Rude Mechanicals practice identity-conscious casting; the director will work with actors to ensure their identities are respected and incorporated into their character work. Feel free to ask questions about this process during your audition or directly with the directing team via email.

Additionally, as this is a Zoom production, actors will not be required to memorize all their lines word-perfectly – scripts can be used as a cheat sheet during productions. However, please note that more lines equates to more rehearsal time, and actors who are in many scenes will need to anticipate spending more time in rehearsals each week than actors appearing in only one or two scenes. We will do our best to respect your time and accommodate your schedules.

Rehearsals will be held over Zoom on 1-3 weeknights per week, Monday-Thursday, based on cast schedules.

The Rude Mechanicals are a volunteer theater company. All roles are unpaid.

The Rude Mechanicals present Twelfth Night: Or What You Will at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 9 & 10, Online

The Rude Mechanicals present Twelfth Night: Or What You Will at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 8-10, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tiffany M. Waters

Performances January 9 & 10, 2021
January 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm
January 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Log in to a world where comedy and tragedy wear twin pajama pants. Where love, loss, and friendship must evolve in isolation and be filtered through your screen. Where duels are settled with game controllers, not swords, and Alexa plays “the food of love” on command. This is the new world, and in this world, you can be whoever you want (as long as you’re at home). This is I.L.L.Y.R.I.A.

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