Animal Fire Theatre Auditions: Measure for Measure

Animal Fire Theatre is holding auditions for two projects. Please read all of the following before requesting an appointment: PROJECTS:Measure for Measure — our outdoor, summer show which will start rehearsals in May and perform most of July. All roles are open to people ages 18 and up. Animal Fire Theatre Presents… — our ongoing …

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Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night

Animal Fire Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” for its 10th Season this summer. Join us for love, mistaken identity, and a bit of cross dressing. Hilarity ensues in this world turned upside down. Free to all. Blankets, chairs, and picnics are welcome. It runs Friday-Sunday, August 12th-September 4th @6:30 PM.

Animal Fire Theatre Company

Summer Shakespeare in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After a hiatus last summer, outdoor Shakespeare by Animal Fire Theatre is back with the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, opening June 30 in the Water Garden on the east side of the Capitol Campus. The free production will take audiences back to Hollywood during the Roaring ’20s. …

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Peter Beard and Jay Minton in Macbeth from Animal Fire Theatre Group

Animal Fire Theatre Group

Animal Fire Theatre Group was started by a group of theater students fresh out of the University of Idaho’s theater program. Inspired by what they had learned, they set about producing their favorite Shakespeare plays in whatever space they could find, with whatever budget they could pull together. Animal Fire produces one Shakespeare play each year (excepting a hiatus in 2016). Animal Fire’s company name refers to the “animals exercise” that inspired its founders at U of I and the fires of passion and inspiration.

In 2013, after the departure of Animal Fire’s founders for opportunities in other states, leadership of the company was assumed by Brian Hatcher, Scott Douglas and Kate Arvin. This new ensemble’s goal was to produce vibrant, relevant, high-quality productions of classical texts in rough, raw, modern ways, bringing out the true heart of each story. As artists, they endeavor to explore the breadth of human instinct, impulses, self and character. They still use the animals exercise, and other non-traditional rehearsal methods, to heighten physical and emotional awareness within the safety of a supportive arts collective. Its productions are free and staged in open-air locations all over Olympia.

The company has announced Much Ado About Nothing as its featured show in Summer 2017.

The Winter’s Tale

Priest Point Park,
2600 East Bay Dr. NE, Olympia

7 p.m. Friday – Sunday, July 13 – Aug. 5



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