2023: HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Directed by Education Director Elana Kepner
The Teen Touring Company is a unique opportunity for actors aged 12 – 19
to create and tour a Shakespeare play to schools, senior centers and community
organizations. Students work with a professional director and dive into conservatory-style rehearsal and training in voice and text work, acting and movement. This year, we are producing Hamlet, Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, with a contemporary spin. All roles are available for performers of any gender.
BOOKING A PERFORMANCE:
Interested in bringing the Teen Touring Company to your school or community
center for a free performance?
Contact Marin Shakespeare Education Director at 415-499-4487 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 29, 5 – 7 PM & Thursday, December 1, 5 – 7 PM at 514 Fourth Street in San Rafael. Plan to attend both days. Email email@example.com if you are unable to attend one or both days.
What to prepare for auditions: (Optional) a 15 – 25 line Shakespeare monologue (verse preferred). Memorization is not required, but recommended. Also be prepared to cold read from Hamlet and participate in a group warm-up.
First Meeting/Read-through/Parent Meeting: Tuesday, December 6th, 5 – 7 PM
Rehearsals: January 9 – February 16, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5 – 8 PM
Students will not be called to every rehearsal.
No rehearsal February 21, 22 & 23.
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday, February 27 through Thursday March 2, Times TBD (Mandatory attendance)
PERFORMANCES: Specific dates/times to be announced, March 3 through March 19.
Students will be expected to miss up to three days of school for in-school performances. A performance calendar will be available at auditions.
Need-based scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; please call if you have any questions.
Call 415-499-4487 if you have questions or to sign up to participate.
The 2020 Teen Touring Company’s As You Like It, performed at Miller Creek Middle School: AS YOU LIKE IT Video – Teen Touring Company 2020
Click here to see Discovery Guides with information to help classroom teachers prepare students for performances.