UPDATE: HAMLET Production (3/9/14)

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An update on Production:

Wednesday’s and Saturday’s meeting were not well-attended but we are still moving forward with casting those who can respond and make the meetings here in Chicago. The news that this is a community voluntary project has dimmed the number of inquires from the week previous. But that is the nature of a Native Art project such as this.

Director/Producer Ernest M Whiteman III has decided to postpone a scene from the Spring Shoot to the Summer Shoot due to scheduling conflicts with the actress reading for GERTRUDE. However, we may have picked up two new actors and a possible third reading for OPHELIA for the Summer shoot.

The role of FORTINBRAS has been cast: Maria Guzman has joined the production as the Prince of NORWAY Group. We are still looking for a Native for the role of her CAPTAIN. So, here is how the Spring Shoot is shaping up:

Spring  April 14 – 18, 2014 Shoot:

ACT 4 – SCENE 1: FORTINBRAS & Her CAPTAIN – FORTINBRAS makes her move.
LOCATION: Parking Garage – EVENING

ACT 5 – SCENE 2: HAMLET & HORATIO recount the events, encounter OSRIC (Partial)
LOCATION: HALLWAY & MEETING ROOM – DAY

FORTINBRAS: Maria Guzman.
OSRIC is yet to be cast.
CAPTAIN is yet to be cast.

Additional: ACT 5 – SC. 2: ENGLISH AMBASSADOR, TRAILER FOOTAGE, FORTINBRAS & ENG. AMB question HORATIO.

 ENGLISH AMBASSADOR: DAVE SPENCER

The Summer Shoot may see a major scene be shot due to the number of actors asking for consideration of roles.

THE SUMMER SHOOT:
ACT 1 – SCENE 2: BOARD ROOM – CLADIUS & GERTUDE Marriage announcement INTRO HAMLET. W/ POLONOUS & LAERTES
LOCATION: BOARD ROOM/MEETING ROOM with extras

ACT 3 – SCENE 4: GERTRUDE’s APARTMENT – GERTRUDE confronts HAMLET about his play “The Mouse Trap” and The Present Death of POLONIUS. W/ POLONOUS & THE GHOST
LOCATION: APARTMENT – NIGHT

ACT 1 – SCENE 4: MARCELLUS, HORATIO and HAMLET on the watch, meet THE GHOST

ACT 5 – SCENE 2 (cont.): The DUEL betwixt LAERTES and HAMLET/OSRIC & HORATIO (ACTION! ACTION! ACTION!). The Ending of the Play. W/HAMLET, HORATIO, LAERTES, CLAUDIUS, GERTRUDE & OSRIC

CLAUDIUS to be cast
GERTRUDE: Under consideration by Jenn Michels
LAERTES: Under consideration by Jordan Gurneau
POLONIUS is currently cast
CROWDS needed

Many roles still need to be filled for the production to continue. Please refer to the OPEN CALL to get information on the shoot. Visit the CAST LIST, which is constantly updated to see which roles are open for casting.

Please note: the image above was created for the production by Producer, “Horatio” Michael J Marin for possible future use as a tee shirt image.

Thanks for keeping up with our small but unique project and if you have any questions or want more information, please contact Ernest M Whiteman III at: ronin-redshade@att.net.

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