Auditions Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare’s classic and tragic love story

Directed by Donna Corbett

Production Dates: March 27, 28, April 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11 2020. And there are two additional Middle School Take-in Matinees on Friday April 3 and Friday April 10 at Noon that are not public.

PLEASE NOTE CASTING REQUIRES YOU TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE TWO FRIDAY NOON TIME PERFORMANCES FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATINEES,  AS WELL AS THE REGULAR PM SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES THOSE DAYS.

Audition Dates:  are Sunday January 5th 7-9 pm and Thursday January 9th 7-9 pm.

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR JANUARY 5TH AND DIFFERENT DAY/DATE FOR SECOND NIGHT OF AUDITIONS NOW 9TH

Readings will be from the R& J script. Sides to be provided at auditions.

Also requesting a short monolog (2-3 minutes) from any Shakespeare play for auditions. If you do not have one prepared but you know one you would like to do, you can read from any Shakespeare script. If you do not have one please let me know and I will provide one.

Auditions are open – not scheduled. Will be double casting a number of roles – i.e. Montagues, Paris, Tybalt, Balthasar. Smaller characters written for the groundlings to be eliminated. Goal is to do the show with 14-16 actors. Will entertain cross casting. Will be setting the story in a more timeless era – out of Shakespeare’s time. Rehearsals to be determined by cast schedules.

Romeo and Juliet are ‘written’ as teenagers. As I am pragmatic – actors who can play young and look like in same age range will work. Except for the parents and elder Montague, the rest of characters are flexible age wise. Again looking for actors who can play parents not necessarily of a certain age.

Looking for actors who can phrase Shakespeare into today’s vernacular.

There will not be a fight audition but please note there are fights in the play with swords/rapiers/daggers for male characters, so would like to know if you have done fight work.

We will be working with a shorter script! It is a great play although a bit long. It is a timeless story of the Capulet and Montague households who have been embroiled in a bloody fight for as long as anyone in Verona can remember. When young Romeo Montague crashes the Capulet ball, he falls head-over-heels in love with young Juliet Capulet – and she falls just as in love with him. What ensues is one of the most romantic and devastating love stories in the theatrical canon.

If you have any questions please contact donnacorbett12@aol.com

  

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