"Romeo and Juliet" Needs Male Cast
Location: South Portland, ME
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
Possible Callbacks: Monday, September 26, 2016, Evening. Time: TBD.
Auditionees are requested to prepare a monologue/soliloquy from the play which you may pick from the options found on our website. (Link at the bottom.) You do NOT need to memorize the monologue (though congratulations if you can do so!) - it is okay to read from the page. We are requesting that you have prepared enough in advance of the audition to present something that showcases your talent, and that you understand the scene context, character motivation, and the text. No prior Shakespeare experience is required, but special consideration will be given to Actors who can demonstrate in the audition an interest, enthusiasm and willingness to do the extra legwork required to work with this type of classical text.
If you can sing, or play any musical instrument at all, the production team would be also interested in knowing about these skills during your audition, as live music may be incorporated into the play as skill sets and storytelling opportunities align.
Additionally, note that this production rehearses over the winter holidays. Do not audition if you will be unable to commit to a rehearsal process during this time. Auditionees are requested to bring a full calendar of potential conflicts that would affect the following rehearsal and performance schedule.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Exact schedule will be determined and distributed after casting, but generally:
*Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons, and Monday and Wednesday evenings.
*Some Tuesday and Thursday evenings will be added later in the process.
*Regular rehearsals will begin after Thanksgiving.
*There will be NO REHEARSALS on December 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, or January 1.
*Tech Week will be Saturday, January 21 - Thursday, January 26. Until the final schedule is determined, please hold ALL EVENINGS during tech week as well as day time hours on Saturday-Sunday January 21-22.
*Show opens Friday, January 27, 2017, and runs for THREE WEEKENDS (Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinees)
*The listed age ranges are of importance. Please audition for roles for which you can convincingly play the indicated range. Actors under the age of 17 should not audition for this production.
*Some roles are being considered for cross-gender casting as indicated below.
*The director considers all of the roles in this show to be non-race-specific. Actors of Color are encouraged to audition for any available role of interest.
*Actors playing the characters of Romeo and Juliet must be comfortable with appropriate, professional, show-appropriate physical contact/intimacy during rehearsals and production.
*All Actors must be comfortable with appropriate, professional, show-appropriate stage combat, fighting, violence, etc.
Download the attachment for audition monologues.
AVAILABLE ROLES (some actors may play more than one role at the discretion of production team):
Romeo: Male, 18-25, son to Montague
Mercutio: Male, 18-25, friend to Romeo, kinsman to the Prince
Benvolio: Male, 18-25, friend to Romeo, nephew to Montague
Tybalt: Male, 18-25, nephew to Lady Capulet
Friar Laurence: Male, 40+, Franciscan Friar, friend to Romeo and Juliet and families
Capulet: Male, 35-50, head of Capulet house, warring with Montague
Escalus: Male, 30-40, prince of Verona
Paris: Male, 25-30, a young nobleman
Montague: Male, 35-50, head of Montague house, warring with Capulet
Apothecary: Male, 30+
Friar John: Male, 25+, Franciscan Friar
Balthasar: Male, 20+, servant to Romeo
Sampson: Male, 20+, servant to Capulet
Gregory: Male, 20+, servant to Capulet
Abraham: Male, 20+, servant to Montague
Ensemble: Male, all ages 18+, to play Pages, Officers, Citizens of Verona, Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, Attendants.