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Hoosier Shakes 2021 Auditions

Hoosier Shakes 2021 Spring and Summer Seasons All roles open except Prospero and Richard III. Video Auditions only. SpringThe Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)Rehearsal on Zoom Feb 15- March 6Rehearsal in-person March 7-11Performances: Friday-Sundays March 12-28 * Stipend $200 for Rehearsals plus $50 per performance (9) Summer RepertoryThe Tempest and Richard IIIRehearsals May 16-June 4Rehearsals … Continue reading Hoosier Shakes 2021 Auditions

Merry. Marry. Mary.

As I’ve been getting to know Mary Connell to bring her story to the stage for Hoosier Shakes in November, I’ve found we have lots of things in common…

Lend Hoosier Shakes a Hand!

Last month, we announced the suspension of our 2020 Summer Season due to COVID-19 restrictions. We regret not being able to bring our unique style of Shakespeare plays to Grant and Wabash counties.  However, we have some good news! We are currently producing two Zoom performance recordings of this summer’s planned shows, Hamlet & Love’s … Continue reading Lend Hoosier Shakes a Hand!

~AUDITIONS~

Hoosier Shakes is currently preparing for auditions and accepting video submissions for our Summer 2020 Season:  Hamlet and Love’s Labors Lost Please prepare two contrasting classical monologues, 1 minute each; one comedic and one dramatic, in the Shakespearean style. In addition, we would like to see 14-16 bars of a song, performed either a capella … Continue reading ~AUDITIONS~

Marketing Lead of Insurance Management Group, Regan Reese, Shares Thoughts about Hoosier Shakes

By: Regan Reese ·  What made you decide to partner with Hoosier Shakes? We are a supporter of the arts and believe they play such an important role in our community. Hoosier Shakes offers such a unique way of bringing theatre and Shakespeare to life in a way that is meaningful and enjoyable for people … Continue reading Marketing Lead of Insurance Management Group, Regan Reese, Shares Thoughts about Hoosier Shakes

Sextons Creek Marketing & Development Director Reflects on Partnership with Hoosier Shakes

I’m Evan Gilmore, director of marketing and development for Sextons Creek. I’ll do my best to answer your questions. What made you decide to partner with Hoosier Shakes? At Sextons Creek, one of our core values is Flourishing Creativity. We know the value and transformative impact that public art can have on a local community. … Continue reading Sextons Creek Marketing & Development Director Reflects on Partnership with Hoosier Shakes

Q & A with Julia Garber of the Community Foundation of Wabash County

What made you decide to partner with Hoosier Shakes? In 2013, the Community Foundation of Wabash County refocused our grantmaking on urgent human need and support for enrichment activities that serve under-resourced citizens of the county.  We didn’t want to stop funding the arts in order to fund human need. Art is a human need! … Continue reading Q & A with Julia Garber of the Community Foundation of Wabash County

What Does the Hoosier Shakes Company Manager Do?

As Company Manager for Hoosier Shakes, my prep time has consisted of organizing documents, creating documents, reading and writing mass emails, and becoming familiar with the scripts and directors’ concepts. Anything created and sent out is archived by me, so we can draw on it when needed. My prep time has also consisted of creating … Continue reading What Does the Hoosier Shakes Company Manager Do?

Q&A with Board Member Glen E. Devitt and his experience with Hoosier Shakes

Q: How has your experience with Hoosier Shakes been over the past few years? A: It has been an interesting activity. As I have gotten older, my urge to be a life-long learner has increased. Hoosier Shakes is something that would not have been in my area of interest in the past. It seems to … Continue reading Q&A with Board Member Glen E. Devitt and his experience with Hoosier Shakes

“Show me the money” – Hoosier Shakes contribution to economic growth and development

How can a pay-what-you-will theatre company like Hoosier Shakes engage in economic development? Great question. Certainly not by investing in buildings or property. Hoosier Shakes does, however, intentionally find ways to help bolster economic development by drawing attention to some wonderful outdoor and other beautiful spaces. Hoosier Shakes devotes at least one week each summer … Continue reading “Show me the money” – Hoosier Shakes contribution to economic growth and development

Hoosier Shakes: on-the-job training for young actors

I spent a significant portion of my life teaching undergraduate college students the discipline and practice of theatre in some relatively remote areas, remote with respect to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I struggled with training young artists and practitioners whose hopes and dreams of making it in the business of show was … Continue reading Hoosier Shakes: on-the-job training for young actors

Hoosier Shakes and Community

Hoosier Shakes is all about community. The arts, in general, have a way of breaking down barriers for people. When Marilyn and I were living in New York City a few years back, we would occasionally frequent the Museum of Modern Art. Admission was free on Fridays and you would find people from all walks … Continue reading Hoosier Shakes and Community