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2015 AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT…

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EPA / OPEN CALL: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST Call Type: Equity Principal Time(s) Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT Saturday, March 28, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM no scheduled lunch break Contract: SPT approval/salary pending Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (JKB) Skidmore College 815 N. Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Rehearsal Studio Seeking: All roles open. Seeking male and female performers of all ages, and types; multi-cultural casting for all roles. See Breakdown below. Preparation: - Actors should prepare one or two...

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2015: NEW Expanded Season – 3 SHOWS, 3 STAGES! 

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Our company is celebrating its 15th summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY and we’ve added more exciting programming in our continuing partnership with Skidmore College! Love’s Labour’s Lost Written by: William Shakespeare Directed by: Lary Opitz July 27 – August 2 (Tues-Sat, 6:00PM / Sundays, 3PM) Congress Park, Saratoga Springs on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage The king and his friends take an oath to seclude themselves from the distractions of the world, and to avoid...

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2015 Season

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2015 Season

SUMMER 2015 NEW Expanded Season: 3 SHOWS, 3 STAGES!  Our company is celebrating its 15th summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY and we’ve added more exciting programming in our continuing partnership with Skidmore College! Love’s Labour’s Lost Written by: William Shakespeare Directed by: Lary Opitz July 27 – August 2 (Tues-Sat, 6:00PM / Sundays, 3PM) Congress Park, Saratoga Springs on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage The king and his friends take an oath to seclude...

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NOW Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer Apprenticeships and Interns

Posted by on 9:11 pm in 2015 Season, Audition, Auditons, Blog, Education, Featured, News | 0 comments

Saratoga Shakespeare Company is Saratoga’s professional resident summer theater company, and we are proud to be “on the map” in Saratoga’s summer season. Our directors and Actors’ Equity Company come from NY, Chicago, Boston, L.A. and from the local community. We are thrilled to be presenting Love’s Labour’s Lost as our main production outdoors in Saratoga’s historic Congress Park where we welcome over 6000 each summer to our productions. For the first time in our history we will also be presenting an indoor production in...

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Dogs of War BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

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Dogs of War BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

Theater lovers can enjoy a mid-winter’s tale and help THE SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE COMPANY at a special benefit performance of Shakespeare’s Soldiers: The Dogs of War, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8 pm, at Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. A special dessert and wine reception will follow the play. “Shakespeare’s Soldiers: The Dogs of War,” which premiered at the Theatre Institute at Sage, is a passionate one-man performance about William Shakespeare and his obsession with war. David Bunce, who performed an outstanding Macduff...

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Dogs of War BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

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Dogs of War BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

Theater lovers can enjoy a mid-winter’s tale and help THE SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE COMPANY at a special benefit performance of Shakespeare’s Soldiers: The Dogs of War, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8 pm, at Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. A special dessert and wine reception will follow the play. “Shakespeare’s Soldiers: The Dogs of War,” which premiered at the Theatre Institute at Sage, is a passionate one-man performance about William Shakespeare and his obsession with war. David Bunce, who performed an outstanding Macduff...

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Macbeth’s Collaborative Rehearsals

Posted by on 1:57 pm in 2014 Season, Education | 0 comments

SSC’s production of Macbeth was not just the product of one director, but a result of what director David Girard describes as “a wonderfully collaborative effort – I had a great cast and was able to empower my actors, and use their strengths not only as actors, but as mentors and craftsman.” One of our actors, Doug Seldin, choreographed all of our extensive fight scenes, often teaching our apprentices sword work from scratch. He also had the luxury of having David Bunce, our Macduff, assist him at certain times (Bunce is...

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FEATURE: Macbeth Featured in Gazette’s Today in Saratoga

Posted by on 5:37 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, Review | 0 comments

FEATURE: Macbeth Featured in Gazette’s Today in Saratoga

By LEAH TROUWBORST The lawn of Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park looks a bit like a beach during the Saratoga Shakespeare Company outdoor production of “Macbeth.” Coolers, bare feet, ice cream, folding chairs and spread blankets set a scene of summertime relaxation. This is the 14th season of free Shakespeare in Congress Park. This summer’s production opened July 15 and runs through Sunday… Read More (.pdf) Correction: The article states that Leigh Strimbeck is David Girard’s mother, which is not true....

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REVIEW: Bob Goepfort on WAMC

Posted by on 5:41 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Review | 0 comments

At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance. Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside. Saratoga Shakespeare Co. proves that theory wrong. The company is offering a terrific production of “Macbeth” in Saratoga’s Congress Park that is as riveting as it is compelling. This is a first-rate production of a very difficult play that continues through July 27. It’s being offered free, but it is so good you might feel...

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