The Military Resilience Project is currently looking for veterans and their family members who would like to audition to be in this summer's Shakespeare in the Park production of "As You Like It."
This audition is open to all veterans and their family members. You can sing, dance, perform a poem or monologue, or even tell a joke! There is no pressure, just fun!
Auditions take place on Monday, May 9, 6-8pm.
You must be vaccinated and boosted as per the public theater.
There is a weekly stipend being paid to those who participate.
If you have any questions or would like to audition, please email:
Suzie Dunn, Artistic Director, Military Resliience Project
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Admission is included with regular Museum admission.Read more
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