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Adult Workshops

SHAKESPEARE AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH BOB MASON

To apply for this in-person class, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including booster, is required. Make sure to upload a pdf of your card before submitting your application. 

We highly encourage all students to stay up to date with their boosters according to CDC recommendations and industry standards and receive the bivalent vaccine. Up-to-date means, if eligible, one must be boosted with the new bivalent vaccine, which is free. You are eligible for the bivalent booster if 2 months have passed since your last vaccine. 

Please review our Health & Safety page for more information on uploading your Vaccination Card and current C.D.C. guidelines.

We are pleased to offer this Advanced Level Audition Workshop taught by Bob Mason. Bob has been the casting director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater since 2000, where his classical credits cover more than two-thirds of Shakespeare's canon, including numerous productions with Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. We are pleased that Bob returns to demystify the casting process in this intensive Shakespeare Audition Workshop. 

Day 1 centers on tools to make your Shakespeare audition pieces exciting, effective and immediate.

Day 2 focuses on callbacks and how to break down a Shakespeare piece in a short amount of time for clarity of text and a palpable connection to the given circumstances.  

Required: Prior professional experience, Shakespeare training, determined by headshot and resume. 

Tuition: $325

2 Consecutive Sundays - Nov. 6 & 13

Upcoming Classes

10:00a-4:00p

Starts November 6

Bob Mason

Bob Mason has been casting director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater since 2000.

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