Teen Touring Company A Unique Acting Opportunity

2020: AS YOU LIKE IT

Teen Touring Company Romeo and Juliet, 2019

Directed by Jackson Currier
Assistant Directed by Luisa Frasconi

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AS YOU LIKE IT is one of Shakespeare’s most witty romantic comedies!  Full of wordplay, physical comedy, and love poems posted in the trees, AS YOU LIKE IT has wonderfully funny and fun characters, often in disguise, who fall in love, fight, scheme, and dream.

The Teen Touring Company is a unique opportunity for teenagers (age 13+) to create and tour a 1-hour+ version of a Shakespeare play. Students work with a professional director, and then perform on tour at schools and senior centers for three weeks each Spring.

The Teen Touring Company performs at 12 to 15 venues. Students will be expected to miss three days of school for in-schools performances; a complete performance schedule will be available at the auditions.  All students who sign up will be cast; please plan to attend auditions to determine your role.

2020 AUDITIONS:
Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 1 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
514 Fourth Street, San Rafael

To sign up to audition, contact the Education Director at 415-499-4487 or education@marinshakespeare.org. You may also just show up on the day of auditions, but we prefer to know you are coming in advance. For the audition, please prepare to perform a Shakespearean monologue of 1 to 2 minutes, from any play. We prefer that you memorize the monologue, but it is acceptable to read it if you prefer. You will be participating in warm-up exercises and other group acting activities. You will also be given scenes from the play to read; you will have time to look over any scenes before you are asked to read. We strongly encourage all actors to plan to attend both days of auditions. If you cannot attend both days, or cannot attend auditions, please let us know. Typically, everyone who auditions is cast.

2020 REHEARSALS:

Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Tech week starts Sunday, March 1.  Opening Night is Friday, March 6, and Closing is Sunday, March 22.

First Rehearsal – Wednesday, January 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Mandatory Parent Meeting – January 8 from 6:30 – 7:00

You will not be called to every rehearsal. Please be prepared to list all your rehearsals conflicts at the time you audition.

Rehearsals will be held at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

Teen Touring Comany Photo Montage – 2018 and 2019

2020 PERFORMANCES:

Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm – Opening Performance at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm – AlmaVia, San Rafael
Sunday, March 8, 3:30 pm – The Tamalpais, Greenbrae
Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 am – Willowside Middle School, Santa Rosa
Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 pm – location TBD
Friday, March 13, 8:55 am – Miller Creek Middle School, Marinwood, San Rafael
Friday, March 13, 1:30 pm – Hillcrest Middle School, Sebastopol
Saturday, March 14, 2:00  pm – Deer Park, Novato
Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm – Springfield Place, Petaluma
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 pm – Drake Terrace, San Rafael
Friday, March 20, 8:30 am – Aspire School, Oakland
Friday, March 20, 1:30 pm – Terra Marin, Mill Valley
Saturday, March 21, 3:00 pm – Creekwood Senior Home, Novato
Sunday, March 22, 3:00 p m – Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael
Sunday, March 22, 7:00 p m – 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael

Tuition: $600

You may pay tuition before, at, or after Auditions. Need-based scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; please call if you have any questions.

To pay the tuition using a credit card, go to Teen Touring Company Enrollment.  You may also mail a check to: Marin Shakespeare Company, P. O. Box 4053, San Rafael, CA 94913.

Call 415-499-4487 if you have questions or to sign up to audition.

Booking Performances

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 education@marinshakespeare.org

Click here for more information on programs for schools.

Click here to see Discovery Guides with information to help classroom teachers prepare students for performances.

Click here to see photos from Teen Touring Company productions since 1997.

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