Worc at Play: Actor Training and Professional Performance for Greater-Worcester Residents 18+A new initiative of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep) seeks applicants of all ages 18 and above for a no-cost Shakespeare training and performance program, offered in partnership with The Hanover Theatre Conservatory.
Applicants of all backgrounds and all skill levels are warmly encouraged to apply, including absolute beginners.
If you’ve ever been interested in acting…
Or think you might be interested in acting…
Or already work as an actor, but not a Shakespeare actor…
Of if you loved reading Shakespeare in school…
Or hated reading Shakespeare in school…
Or if you've never read Shakespeare but love poetry, music, rap or spoken word…
We want YOU to apply for our first-ever Worc at Play company of actor trainees.
Here's the Deal:
In addition to the basic program, trainees will receive:
• Full student benefits of The Hanover Theatre Conservatory
• Up to two private lessons with The Hanover Theatre Conservatory instructor of their choice
This program is fully subsidized, meaning it is available at absolutely no cost. You will receive professional, conservatory-style actor training and a professional performance opportunity, all tuition-free, provided you hold up your end of the deal. Due to the professional nature of the program, trainees will be required to meet certain standards regarding attendance and preparation. Failure to meet expectations will result in dismissal from the program.
We Are Seeking Actors Who Are:
• Diverse in age, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, immigrant status and lived experience
• 18 or older
• Not affiliated with or a member of Actors’ Equity Association
• Comfortable speaking and reading English as a first, second or subsequent language; Accents welcome
• Disciplined, rigorous and reliable
• Available for and eager to commit to the following, demanding schedule:
Wednesday Nights, 6 PM - 9 PM
March 17, 2021 - June 23, 2021
Julius Caesar, Rehearsal and Performance
June 28, 2021 - August 28, 2021
Evenings and weekends up to 6 days per week
Audition appointments are 30 minutes in length and available Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 5 PM - 9 PM, or at another time by special arrangement only.
Auditions will be safe and socially-distant, held in person at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.
For the Audition, Please:
Be prepared to share any other performance skills you may have, like juggling, singing, dancing, magic, mime, stand-up comedy or spoken word, etc.
Be prepared to share why you want to be part of this program.