December Shakespeare Update

Romeo and JulietHere’s a last minute notice for Independent Shakespeare Co.’s non-union auditions for Romeo and Juliet. You must submit online by Friday, December 6. The 7-person cast will play ISC’s indoor studio venue and have a limited tour of the Los Angeles area. Actors should be athletic, and have significant classical theater experience. All will play multiple roles in this new adaptation, including, but not limited to, Romeo, Mercutio, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse. All roles are open except for Juliet. Musical ability is a plus. They are looking for 2 women (20-45) and 3 men (20-45). Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Melissa Chalsma. Interview Dates are December 10 & 11, with callbacks on December 17. For more information and to submit, go to www.actorsaccess.com. [Note: interviews for this production have been moved to January 2014].

Salty Shakespeare will be performing flash mob Shakespeare at Peach Tree Pottery’s 8th annual holiday show on Saturday, December 7th. The company will be flashing between 11 and 4. www.peachtreepottery.net/events

LA Drama Club Shrew

The country’s youngest Shakespeare troupe, Los Angeles Drama Club, gets subversive on December 7 and 8 when they present The Taming of the Shrew Cur at their new home, the Lyric Theatre on La Brea. In this production all the genders are flipped. Kate the Shrew becomes Jake the Cur and her sister Bianca is now Bianco, the boy who all the girls are after. For tickets go to www.losangelesdramaclub.com.

Trip City has announced the launch of The Adventures of Shakespeare & Watson: Detectives of Mystery, a new web series from Chris Miskiewicz and Christopher Piazza. The series pairs William Shakespeare (David Blatt) and Dr. John Watson (Chris Miskiewicz ) as time traveling detectives who are trapped in the present after an accident with their time cane.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson have traveled to William Shakespeare’s era to solve “The Riddle of a Thousand Faces,” but Professor Moriarty has sprung a clever ruse, breaking Sherlock’s “time cane,” causing a “temporal storm” that sends Sherlock and Moriarty to times unknown, and Shakespeare and Watson to the present. Together, the unorthodox partners have formed the premier detective agency in all of north Brooklyn to fight crime while trying to figure out a way to get back to their own eras. The cast also includes award-winning British graphic novelist Nick Abadzis as Sherlock Holmes, and rock & roll drumming legend Ozzie Martinez as the loveable Cracky. Directed by Christopher Piazza. You can view the first four (of thirteen) episodes on YouTube now.

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