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We have a follow-up on last weekend’s story on how Klingons are hitting stages around the world. Tomorrow the Washington Shakespeare Company is holding an open casting call for extras for their Shakespeare in Klingon event next weekend. We also have another video feature on last weekend’s Klingon opera in the Netherlands.
DC Shakespeare company needs extras for Klingon event next weekend
Ever dream of being a Klingon? Being on stage? Performing Shakespeare? Appearing with professional actors, including Mr. Sulu?
Here’s your chance!
Arlington, Va. – The Washington Shakespeare Company (WSC) announces an open casting call for Klingon and Shakespeare extras to appear in our September 25, 2010 gala event “By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon.”
We’re looking for a handful of extras and are respectfully asking all interested aliens (and others) to get in costume and come to DuPont Circle on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. We intend to select 2-4 extras. Those cast as extras will appear in our program “By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon” and receive complimentary passes to our post-performance VIP after-party with special guest and legendary actor George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Marc Okrand (creator of the Klingon language), and Christopher Henley (WSC Artistic Director).
Mr. Henley will select and cast all Klingon extras. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 18th in DuPont Circle. We encourage those auditioning to dress in appropriate Klingon costumes, but also invite others – whether in costume or not – to come watch this one-of-a-kind event and learn how an open casting call for extras works.
For more information about “By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon,” please visit http://www.washingtonshakespeare.org.
Klingon Opera Videos
As reported last weekend, the Klingon opera "U" held a one weekend engagement in the Netherlands. This made big news across the web. Last week we shared a report from the BBC, here is another fun report from MSNBC (and produced for the MaddowBlog by friend of TrekMovie Brian Drew).
And MarijnJanssen on YouTube has posted a bit of the actual opera.
"U" the opera will be performed next weekend on September 25th at the Qetlop in Farnsberg, Germany. More info at www.u-theopera.org.