Napa Valley College (NVC) Performing Arts announces the launch of the Shakespeare Napa Valley (SNV) Student Company, a performance ensemble made up of Napa Valley College students. The SNV Student Company’s first production will be a summer virtual presentation of “Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Part of the theater program at NVC, Shakespeare Napa Valley Student Company is a performance intensive, providing classical training through the rehearsal and performance of works written or influenced by William Shakespeare. The program offers opportunities for NVC students of varying experience levels to expand performance skills.
Director Jennifer King, working in conjunction with The Streaming Theatre, will collaborate with a cast of NVC summer session students to push the limits of digital technology in the creation of an abridged live digital experience of Shakespeare’s famous love story, “Romeo and Juliet.”
SNV is currently accepting self-tape auditions for “Romeo and Juliet.” Deadline to submit is Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at midnight. Those who are interested must be 16 years of age or older and complete an audition form and 1-2-minute video performing a Shakespeare monologue or the prologue from “Romeo and Juliet.” Those cast in the production must enroll in the corresponding NVC Theater Arts course upon admission. For more details and to submit an audition, visit ShakespeareNapaValley.org.
Virtual rehearsals will begin Monday, June 8, culminating with a live stream performance on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit ShakespeareNapaValley.org.
ABOUT SHAKESPEARE NAPA VALLEY STUDENT COMPANY
The Shakespeare Napa Valley Student Company is a performance intensive, providing classical training through the rehearsal and performance of works written or influenced by William Shakespeare. The student company is part of the theater program at Napa Valley College. Participation is by audition only and students must enroll in the corresponding NVC Theater Arts course upon admission. To learn more, visit ShakespeareNapaValley.org.
ABOUT NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS
Napa Valley College Performing Arts creates high quality instructional theater and music experiences on stage and in the classroom. Serving all segments of the community including transfer students, lifelong learners and college staff, students are offered the opportunity to learn from professional artists in a way that inspires a passion for the artistic process. Napa Valley College is committed to student success by creating nurturing and inclusive environments that promote self-discipline, positive self-esteem, critical thinking skills and teamwork. For more information, visit performingartsnapavalley.org or napavalley.edu.