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Savannah Shakespeare Festival auditions
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Festival director JinHi Soucy Rand - photo by Photo submitted

SAVANNAH — The Savannah Shakespeare Festival announced its 2008 production, Shakespeare on Love, is set for May 17 in Forsyth Park.

In its 22nd year, the Savannah Shakespeare Festival will showcase Savannah’s vibrant and diverse theatre arts community in performances celebrating one of the world’s most beloved and influential dramatists.   

Festival director JinHi Soucy Rand noted that this year’s production will be a collection of scenes, songs and sonnets by William Shakespeare on the topic of love, performed by local theatre and spoken word organizations.  

Groups represented at this year’s festival include: Abeni Cultural Arts; All Walks of Life (AWOL); City Lights Theatre Company; Little Theatre Company of Savannah; Savannah Actors Theatre; Savannah Children’s Theatre; and Spitfire Poetry Group.

The festival will be holding auditions March 16 at 1 p.m. at the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry St.  
Actors, singers, dancers, poets, musicians and others who are interested in volunteering in this year’s festival are encouraged to attend.

All ages, races, genders and performing styles are invited to audition. Singers and musicians should bring prepared material. Monologues are welcome but not necessary.

“This is a community celebration of the performing arts,” said Soucy Rand.  “Our partnering organizations are offering many unique opportunities for local performers to showcase their talents and gain experience in Shakespearean Theatre.”

For information, contact Soucy Rand at (912) 713-1137 or