Calling all Klingons! WSC Avant Bard announces an open casting call for Klingon and Shakespeare extras to appear in our March 4, 2012 gala event Shakespeare in Klingon II: The Wrath of (Michael) Kahn.
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, February 25, 2012 from 1-3 p.m. We intend to select 2-4 extras. Those cast as extras will appear in our program Shakespeare in Klingon II: The Wrath of (Michael) Kahn and receive complimentary passes to our post-performance VIP after-party with special guests Michael Kahn (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Sue Palka (Fox 5), 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 3 p.m., Saturday, February 25th 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.
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The initial critically acclaimed An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon performance in fall 2010 featured George Takei, the original Mr. Sulu from the Star Trek TV series alongside WSC Artistic Director Christopher Henley. This past February, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) hired WSC Avant Bard to re-stage the original show, which included legendary actor Stephen Fry. Fry and the BBC filmed a documentary about the creative use of language featured in WSC Avant Bard’s Klingon show. (That BBC documentary’s world premiere was Sunday, September 25th, in London.) See Stephen’s segment on Klingon at http://youtu.be/H_4agSkjo3s