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AUDITIONS FOR THE OLD GLOBE’S
2014 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 15 & 16


Registration for the Middle School Summer Conservatory begins March 3

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 21, 2014)—Auditions for The Old Globe’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Intensive for San Diego County high school students will be held on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 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 Saturday, July 19 and on weekdays from July 21 through August 18. The program will culminate with a public performance of two Shakespeare plays in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre on Monday, August 18. The program cost is $700 with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Auditions are by appointment only. For more information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/SummerIntensive or email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.

Students in the Summer Shakespeare Intensive study classical theater technique, voice, movement and stage combat led by theater professionals while rehearsing for two productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Throughout the Intensive, the students have the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare and see the productions of the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival, which runs concurrently with the program. Festival company members lend the students insights into the art of performing Shakespeare that the students then apply to their own performances of the Bard’s work.

Registration begins on Monday, March 3 for the Middle School Summer Conservatory, a three-week program of intense acting study with professional teaching staff and actors from the Shakespeare Festival’s repertory company. Students will explore scene study, stage combat, theatre games, improvisation, movement and specialty workshops. The Conservatory will take place on weekdays, July 7 – 25. The program cost is $600 ($550 for subscribers) and does not require an audition, though a passion for theater and acting is important. For more information or to register for the Conservatory, email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.

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 during performances ($10). For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDAR: Bethany (1/25-2/23), The Winter’s Tale (2/8-3/16), Time and the Conways (3/29-5/4), Water by the Spoonful (4/12-5/11), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (5/17-6/22), Dog and Pony (5/28-6/29).

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 over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 14 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-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 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, 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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