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We at Ghost Light Players are so excited to announce our new project for our 2020 Season!  This year, we will create a troupe of actors, artists, designers, dramaturges, and producers to work on a long-term project together.  One of the challenges of community theater is investing time and energy into a piece that performs for just a weekend or two, and then the cast and crew break up and go their separate ways. With a repertory-like structure, we hope to create a strong, flexible and creative troupe that can develop theater pieces together, perform for longer periods of time, hone their skills, and then go on to develop new projects together in the future.  Our 2020 Season is how we’ll begin. 

2020 Project: Shakespeare for All (The Women & Richard III).

We will begin with Shakespeare’s texts from Richard III, Henry IV, V, IV and devise an original piece that explores the stories of the often-silenced women of Richard III.

How can you be a part of this project?

If you are an actor, dancer, singer, or other performance artist interested in devising work, perhaps with an interest in Shakespeare’s text, then you are invited to audition for the troupe.  See below for more information and to register for auditions.

Who is invited to join in?

We welcome all voices to join this conversation and be a part of this work.  In particular, all gender identities and ages are welcome, as are all races and ethnicities.   We seek to create a fully inclusive story, and we will need many diverse viewpoints and experiences to do that.

Job Opportunities

Production Manager – Ghost Light Players seeks to hire an experienced producer / production manager for our upcoming Shakespeare for All Project.  This is a paid position working directly with the artistic director, executive producer and managing director to fulfill organizational, promotional and managerial duties for a touring production. April – June, 2020, with potential additional touring dates TBD.   Rehearsals and production meetings will be in Marlborough, MA and touring locations will be in the MetroWest and Central Massachusetts region.

Stage Manager – Ghost Light Players seeks to hire an experienced stage manager for our upcoming Shakespeare for All Project.  This is a paid position working directly with the artistic director, project producer and managing director to fulfill rehearsal, technical and run-of-show duties for a touring production. April – June, 2020, with potential additional touring dates TBD. Rehearsals and production meetings will be in Marlborough, MA and touring locations will be in the MetroWest and Central Massachusetts region.

To apply for any positions, send resume and letter of interest by email, with the subject header: Position Application. Please arrange for 2-3 references that we may contact by email.

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Amy Mae Photography www.amydemar.com

Part One

Devising Auditions

Auditions & Callbacks will be at the First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St, Marlborough, MA 01752.

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency in Massachusetts, Ghost Light Players has postponed callbacks for Part One until after the crisis has passed and the Massachusetts government has reopened public venues.  More information is available through our Facebook page.  Please contact us directly with any questions.

Part One

Devising Project

This project begins with actors attending devising sessions, led by theater-maker and Shakespeare scholar Kat Alix-Gaudreau.  We will begin with Shakespeare’s text as our jumping-off point and work together with other artists to create our piece.  Those involved will be asked to share their unique set of skills with the troupe, bring ideas to the room, and engage with Shakespeare’s text.  The finished work will include movement, voice, music, other performance methods, and visual art.  It will be a unique piece of theater.

This is our opportunity, as theater-makers, to create the story we want to tell.  We will begin with Shakespeare’s texts from Richard III, Henry IV, V, IV and build into one piece that explores the stories of the often-silenced women of Richard III.  The work will change from week to week, until we feel it is ready to fully cast.

Amy Mae Photography www.amydemar.com
Amy Mae Photography www.amydemar.com

Part Two

Production Auditions:

TBD – Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, we are rescheduling the dates of this project.  Audition dates will be posted here as soon as possible.  For more information, please visit our Facebook page or Contact Us directly.

You will be asked to prepare a Shakespeare monologue, and provided with sides during the audition.   Auditions will be at the First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Part Two

Production Rehearsals

At this point, we will invite actors to audition for any roles not yet filled in the newly devised show.  Rehearsals will include working with the troupe members involved in devising the piece, and bringing new ideas and skills to the production.

This will be a shorter, more intense period than the previous one, and will culminate in a weekend of workshop performances in Marlborough, MA.  Those performing in the workshop piece will be asked to perform in a touring production throughout Central and MetroWest MA, and will be invited to perform in any future theater festival performances. Our touring dates are currently TBD.

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