Open Casting call for Romeo & Juliet
Location: Miami, Florida
The Florida Shakespeare Theater (formerly Shakespeare Miami) is a professional, non-union theater company. All roles are open. Actors must have a familiarity with Shakespeare and/or Classical theater. The Florida Shakespeare Theater practices color blind casting, and encourages women to audition for male roles marked with an asterisk.
Auditions are by appointment only. No walk ins will be permitted.
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long simmering feud between two noble families disrupts the city of Verona and brings about a tragic ending for young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to choose between family loyalties and love. Romeo and Juliet, one of the Bard’s most popular romantic tragedies, has been in almost continual production across the globe since it was written.
Directed by Colleen Stovall, this production features a full cast of professional actors, period costumes and stage combat. Visit www.FloridaShakes.com for more information on the production.
Rehearsals are in December and Performances are in January 2019.
1 monologue from Shakespeare
1 monologue of your choice.
IF YOU SING:
Prepare 8 bars – acapella – of any song that makes you happy.
IF YOU FIGHT:
If you are a trained stage combatant, be prepared to learn and perform a short combination with Rapier.
Escalus, Prince(ss) of Verona (age 30-40) Male or Female
Paris, Nobleman(20-50) Male
Montague, Father of Romeo (age 35-70) Male
Capulet, Father of Juliet (age 35-70) Male
Romeo, Son of Montague (age 15-25) Male
Mercutio, friend of Romeo (age 15-30) Male
Benvolio, nephew of Montague (age 15-25) Male or Female
Tybalt, nephew to Capulet (age 15-30) Male
Abram, Follower of Montagues (age 18 – 60) Male or Female
Sampson, Follower of Capulets (age 18 – 60) Male or Female
Gregory, Follower of Capulets (age 18 – 60) Male or Female
Peter, the Nurse’s servant (age 18 – 60) Male or Female
Friar Lawrence, a Franciscan friar (or a Nun) (age 30-70) Male or Female
Lady Montague, mother of Romeo (age 30-60) Female
Lady Capulet, mother of Juliet (age 35-50) Female
Juliet, daughter of Capulet (age 16-25) Plays 15 – 18 Female
Nurse, Juliet’s nurse (age 25-60) Male playing a Female or a Female
Apothecary (age 25-30)
Chorus, dancers, singers
City or Location of call: Miami, Florida
Please submit to: Floridashakes@gmail.com by 2018-07-13
This casting notice was posted by: Florida Shakespeare Theater