Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Last weeks at Orlando Shakes!

Alexander and Paul

Alexander Who's Not Going To Move!

Whew, this week has been a little rough. Just as we’re heading into the home-stretch for Alexander Who’s Not… Going to Move, my allergies and sinuses staged a mutiny on me—they knocked me out of commission for a few days, and one of my fellow interns has had to step in as the understudy for a couple shows. She’s doing a fantastic job, and I couldn’t be more grateful for how well she and the cast have adapted to the situation. Ahh, the excitement of live theater… the show must go on! I’ve been resting up, and I really, really hope to be able to finish up the run this weekend.

It’s the final weekend of the entire Orlando Shakes season, and the show is a ton of fun– so if you haven’t gotten a chance to see it, please come out this weekend! The 2010-2011 Season may be winding down, but there is still plenty going on at the Shakes. We’re gearing up for our 2011-2012 season auditions, which are Monday-Thursday next week.

I’m looking forward to getting a chance to serve as an assistant, or even a reader, for the auditions. I’m still new to “the business,” and any professional audition experience will be incredibly helpful. People say that an actor’s real job is being a professional auditioner, and getting to see how that process works (and maybe even reading for seasoned professionals) is practically priceless.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp Photo

We’re also gearing up for Orlando Shakes’ Creative Arts summer camps! These camps include everything from clowning to special effects makeup, and from fairy tales to starring in your own action movie! I’m really looking forward to teaching during the summer, and I’m hoping to see many of the students I’ve taught over the past year come back to the Shakes for more fun classes.

Creative Arts Camps

We also have The Young Company’s production of Julius Caesar to look forward to—a production that will be cast with students from 9th grade through graduating high school seniors. If you’re interested in any of the Summer Camps, check out our website for more info! Well, this is my penultimate blog post, which is so surreal… I’ll reminisce about the season much more next week, for sure.

The Tempest - 2010

TYC - The Tempest

In the meantime, I’d like to wish everyone a happy Easter weekend!


Kristin Headshot

Kristin Shirilla - 10/11 Intern

Meet Kristin Shirilla

Kristin is a recent graduate of Ohio University’s BFA acting program, an Orlando Shakes acting intern for the 2010-2011 season.  Don’t miss her in ALEXANDER WHO’S NOT…GOING TO MOVE as Paul and Swoozie, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM  as Mustardseed or in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE as the spoiled Lydia Bennet. Ohio University credits include THE TEMPEST (Miranda), ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Octavia, Lepidus, and more) and LOVE’S LABOURS LOST (Moth)


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