The Play’s the Thing
Trading fours and Shakespearean verse in equal measure, Hamlet, The Hip-Hopera puts a modern, still-reverent remix on the Bard's classic. The core of the text remains intact (as does its setting), but its means of communication - rap battles, dueling verses, slam poetry - are entirely new. In place of sprawling tragedy is a taut, surprisingly comic, lyrically-driven take on one of Shakespeare's greatest works.
So go on, grab the mic - and speak the speech.
This is an independent production put on with the participation of the Tufts Drama Department featuring talent from all over the greater Boston area. After a qualifying local performance, this show will be competing at the regional level of the American College Theater Festival in Cape Cod, MA.
Qualifying – The week of November 30, 2012
Regional – Once between January 29 – February 3, 2013
National – Washington, D.C. April 15-19, 2013
Rehearsals for our qualifying performance will run from September 24th to November 28th. Following rehearsals will be scheduled accordingly.
Actors will be called 2-4 days per week. Possible rehearsal times will be as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 7-11pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 2pm
Be prepared to read an un-memorized side and perform a rap verse of your own choosing (a cappella). You are welcome to have the lyrics in front of you when you audition. No prior rapping experience necessary and no matter your current commitments, we would love to have you audition and work something out.
Auditions will be held from 4-11pm Tuesday, September 18th. Callbacks will be 8-11pm Wednesday, September 19th.
Note to Tufts students only: You cannot be cast in Hamlet, The Hip-Hopera if you are a member of Our Private Lives, Day Father, Measure for Measure, or A Man of No Importance.
Please pick up a side and sign up for a 10-minute slot on the call board located in the lobby of the Aidekman Arts Center.
If you cannot make the audition time, please contact us and we’ll arrange a separate time for you to audition.
Questions? Comments? Seeking rapping advice?
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