THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE GILD continues a 100-year tradition of community Shakespeare in the historic village of Arden, Delaware. A member organization of the Arden Club, the gild is dedicated to including everyone with an interest in Shakespeare, both as audience and as participant. The gild produces one of Shakespeare’s plays each summer in the open-air Frank Stephens Memorial Theater in Arden. Each winter our members direct a Young Actors Workshop for kids from age 6 through high school. The gild also sponsors lectures, readings and social activities throughout the year.
MONTHLY MEETINGS. The Arden Shakespeare Gild meets in the Gild Hall on the first Wednesday of each month (except June). Our business meeting at 7:30 is followed around 8pm by informal readings of sonnets and scenes. Newcomers are always welcome. The Gild Hall is located just south of Harvey Road at Orleans Road; our address is 2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware 19810. You can leave us a message at (302) 475-3126.
Young Actors Workshop: Registration/Auditions Saturday, Dec 7, 1-3pm. Workshop dates: six Saturdays starting Jan 4. Scenes rehearse approx 90 minutes during workshop hours — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Showcase: Sunday, Feb 9. You can download the registration form here.
Please check all rehearsal dates carefully and list your conflicts on the form. All actors must be members of the Arden Club, so make sure your membership is current. You can get a membership or renew and existing membership during registration.
Our 2014 Summer Show: RICHARD II The original game of thrones. Directed by Tanya Lazar. Performance dates: June 12-13 , 19-21, 27-28 at 7:30pm, plus Sunday, June 15 at 4pm.
Auditions March 10 & 11. Audition is by scene readings from the play. Audition sides (short scenes) are available starting at 7. Optional monologues of 1-2 minutes will be heard starting at 7pm. Auditions begin at 7:30. All parts are open. Rehearsals start in early April. Coming Feb 1: audition advice for newcomers, downloadable audition forms, rehearsal calendar.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the long history of Shakespeare in Arden, the gild’s year-round activities, directions to the theater, reservations for our shows, bathrooms, bug spray, photos, and lots more, visit our website at www.ardenshakespearegild.org
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