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posted: 4/24/2014 3:33 PM

Students invited to join Shakespeare workshops

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Submitted by Janus Theater Company

The Janus Theater Company and Shakesplay will hold auditions for its summer intensive Shakespeare workshops on "Macbeth" starting Saturday, May 3 at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in Elgin.

The workshops are open to high school students interested in learning about Shakespeare in an active, fun, focused, and fearless environment. Auditions are by appointment only and run from noon to 2 p.m.

Email with your name, age, grade level, phone number and email to schedule an appointment. Students should prepare a classic or modern monologue no longer than 1 minute in length. All levels of training and experience welcome.

Workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 12 through July 17, at Side Street Studio Arts. Workshop performances will be Friday to Sunday, July 18-20.

The workshops will lead to three final workshop performances of "Macbeth" in an intimate art gallery setting. The fee is $75 and includes course materials, T-shirt and completion certificate. Payment is due at the first rehearsal and can be paid to Janus Theater Company.

The workshops will be taught by Sean Hargadon, Artistic Director of Janus Theater Company and Sarafina Vecchio, company member and founder of Shakesplay, PGA and PGC recipients from the University of Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Teaching of Shakespeare. Both are also graduates of Roosevelt University and working artists in the Chicago area.

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