Upcoming Auditions & Workshops

Auditions for Tarpon Arts’ Shakespeare in the Dark II will be held on:

   • Sunday, October 2nd from 6PM – 8PM 

   • Monday, October 3rd 6:45PM – 8:15PM 

at the Cultural Center located at 101 S Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs

Shakespeare in the Dark II, bite-sized Shakespeare for all, is comprised of shortened scenes and soliloquies woven together by an original narration conceived and written by Dee O’Brien and performed by Graham Jones as William Shakespeare and Elizabeth Bell as his daughter, Judith Shakespeare. Scenes and speeches from King Lear, Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are at the heart of this one hour and fifteen-minute production.

Actors of all experience levels, ages 21 and older, are welcome.  Do not let a lack of Shakespearean knowledge deter you from this unique opportunity. Auditioners will read from short, simple scenes.

The four performances will be at the historic Cultural Center on Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs on February 18th, and February 19th at 2pm and 7pm.

*All roles are unpaid, actors are responsible for their own transportation, rehearsal scheduling will be flexible (via Zoom and in-person) For additional information or questions, please email Director, Dee O’Brien: djaob68@aol.com


Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Doris Baizley

Presented by Tarpon Art

Directed by David O’Hara

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

Friday, December 16th at 7 pm

Saturday, December 3rd and 17th at 7 pm

Sunday, December 4th and 18th at 2 pm

Tickets available now at tarponarts.org or call 727-942-5605.

The play features a cast of 5-8 Males, 3-6 Females and 1 boy. Actors in the play perform multiple roles.

AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITIONS will be held at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Monday, Oct. 3, 7pm – 10pm

Please email Megan McIntyre at mmcintyre@ctsfl.us or call 727-942-5605 x3004, to schedule your audition time. Auditions will be in five-minute slots. Please be prepared to present a monologue. 

CALLBACKS

Tuesday, October 4, 7pm – 10pm.

A highly inventive adaptation of the classic Dickens story, pared down to its essential elements. In this version, we encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. As the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns spill out and roll on. The gruff stage manager and prop boy check the show’s props, which are shabby and third rate, but the troupe improvises by creating a magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on, and the prop boy eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale, creating fog, snow, fire and ghosts through mime, imagination, and wonderful visual effects. The rag tag players (including the stage manager and prop boy) quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the old stage manager. This is an extremely effective and easily produced version of this Christmas classic.

Presented by Tarpon Art

Directed by David O’Hara

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

 

Friday, December 16th at 7 pm

Saturday, December 3rd and 17th at 7 pm

Sunday, December 4th and 18th at 2 pm

 

Tickets available now at tarponarts.org or call 727-942-5605.