This Monday, November 19th, the Henley Street Theatre company are holding auditions for Julius Ceaser, and they are looking for four male high school student interns in 11th or 12th grade to appear in the performance.
“We’re doing the internship program this year as an expansion of our program from last year, which was our first effort at it,” says James Ricks, the group’s Artistic Director, and director of this production of Julius Ceaser.
“It went terrifically well, and so this year we’ve expanded it to include acting and directing as well as technical/design work. It’s a great program because it gives students a chance to work alongside seasoned theatre professionals in an actual production environment where they can see first-hand what goes into putting together a show. Whether it’s acting, design work or directing, we try to make sure they have a great time and hopefully excite them about a possible a career in the arts.”
Auditions will be held at
. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a one-page letter to Joconner@HenleyStreetTheatre.orgincluding their acting and singing experience and experience playing musical instruments.Upon being chosen to try out,students are asked to prepare a Shakespeare monologue to perform.
“This year, we will have four slots for high school students to come and perform in our upcoming production,” says Ricks. “These actors will get a chance to work with some of Richmond’s most well-known actors. I’m so excited to introduce this level of work to these students, because I know they will not only fall in love with theatre, but Shakespeare, as well.”