Auditions being held for UNF production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'


The University of North Florida Department of English is holding auditions Monday Jan. 17 for its production of “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s last play. The production, which will take the stage in April, is co-sponsored by the City of Atlantic Beach and will run two weekends at UNF with additional performances at Russell Park in Atlantic Beach.

Auditions will be held Monday Jan. 17, Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Andrew Robinson Theater. Dr. Pam Monteleone said auditions are open to members of the university and Jacksonville communities. Dr. Pam said “The Tempest” will be a multi-cultural production.

There are roles for 25 males and females of all ages, races, and ethnicities.

The production is also open to musicians, vocalists and dancers since roles are needed in these fields.

Music auditions will be held Jan. 20 for vocalists and wind and percussion instruments. Vocalists should bring CD accompaniment or be prepared to sing a capella.  A short, two-minute prepared monologue is suggested but not required. Actors will read from the script. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Fine Arts Center.

For information contact Dr. Pam Monteleone at [email protected], 704-3207 or Ronica Arntzen at [email protected], 483-1835.