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Student Internship Program

The Miami ShakespeareFestival

High School Acting Internships

January 2006 performances

of  William Shakespeare’s

Romeo & Juliet

Open Auditions for Actors

September 23 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and September 24 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Performances on January 13, 14, 15

Who Can Audition?

Our internship auditions are open to students over the age of 14.   If an actor takes the time to prepare a piece, we are pleased and honored to watch the work.

How and where do I audition?

1. Prepare a Shakespearean* monologue of less than 30 lines.  It can be from any play.

2. Call Colleen Stovall at 305/458-9789 to secure your time slot.  Then email Chaille1@bellsouth.net and confirm your appointment date and time.  We will confirm the location when we email you in return.  The auditions are in Coconut Grove. 

3. Be on time for your audition and have your monologue well memorized.  No props or costumes allowed.

4. Be prepared to do cold readings with other actors.  If you are auditioning for the lead roles, be prepared to do a stage kiss with another actor.

5.  If you sing or play an instrument (this is NOT required) please show us what you can do!

*If you don’t have time to prepare a Shakespearean monologue, let me know when you make the appointment.  Your monologue should showcase your acting talents and flexibility.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are you looking for in an actor?

We are a group of actors that believe in the words of Shakespeare, hard work and having fun.  We are looking for actors who possess a strong work ethic, who know how to prepare a role, whether it is 5 lines or 500.  We are looking for actors who can work with and learn from actors of any age.  We are looking for actors who can ‘take direction’.

What other skills are you looking for in an Actor?

We are always happy to have actors who can sing, dance or play an instrument.  Any stage combat experience is most welcome.  Several of the main male roles in this play will require stage combat training (which we provide)

What is a Miami Shakespeare Festival High School Intern?

A high School intern would be awarded a role in one of the productions as an actor, fighter or a dancer. 

What is required of our Interns?

Interns are required to attend all rehearsals and participate in the acting life of the group.  The Interns are also responsible for leading group voice and body warm ups before each rehearsal.  In addition, Interns are assigned to one of the department heads and are given an assignment that furthers their education in theater management or backstage craft.

Do Interns receive pay?

Internships are volunteer positions.  Interns are not paid. 

What do Interns receive instead of pay?

Interns receive hands on training in Renaissance History and Acting for the Shakespearean Stage.

Interns receive training in Renaissance Dance and Stage Combat  (including hand to hand, foil, rapier and pike staff.)

Interns receive a written critique of their work habits and performances.  They receive notes from their department head.  All hours that are volunteered may be used as public service hours towards graduation.  They also receive letters of reference and recommendation upon request.  Interns get to act in a professional production with over 5 performances in amazing costumes in front of hundreds of cheering Shakespeare lovers!

 

For More information on Shakespeare Miami and the Miami Shakespeare Festival, check out our website:  http://shakespearemiami.tripod.com 

or call Colleen Stovall at 305/458-9789

 

  

2005 Jr. Interns Elisa Diaz and Danielle Sanchez
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Photo courtesy Jorge Perez, city of Miami

Elementary School Internship Program
 
Congratulations to Elisa Diaz, of Coconut Grove Elementary School.  She is the winner of the 2005 Elementary School Intern of the Year Award!
 
Elementary School Jr. Internship Program
We will select 2 Jr. Interns from grades 4 - 6 who reside in the City of Miami.  We will select one alternate Jr. Intern who can come from any school within Miami-Dade County.  The Jr. Interns will be selected based on auditions and letters of recommendation from teachers.   Jr. Interns and the alternate will be given an acting role in the production and will be able to gain work experience in the costume and prop departments during the show. 
The Jr. Interns must reside in the City of Miami and be in grades 4 - 6.
Call for more information on the program.  305/458-9789

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2005 Intern of the Year, Steven Gonzalez
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Photo courtesy of Jorge Diaz, City of Miami
Steven Gonzalez:  the 2005 High School Intern of the Year!  Congratulations Steven for a commanding and comedic performance as Lucentio!
 
Our 2005 High School Interns:
Marcello Agudo, playing Grumio  
Lili Agudo, playing various roles
Steven Gonzalez, playing Lucentio
Charlotte Lewis, playing Biandello
Chaille Stovall, playing Tranio
 
Our High School Interns have each earned 93 community service hours. Thank you for your time and talents.
Shakespeare in the Park - Miami
2701 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 605
Miami,Florida 33133 305/458-9789