Auditions will consist of readings from the audition sides as well as a stage combat workshop.
Talent should bring their headshot and resume, along with any potential conflicts
Roles are open to all genders, races, ethnic diversities, and abilities
Location: Dunedin Community Center 1920 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin, FL 34698
When: Tuesday, August 22nd from 5-7pm. Adults 6:30-7pm
Please wear appropriate audition clothes that you can move well in
An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.
Please choose appropriately based on understanding of the text, and/or the role you are most interested in. Your choice does not guarantee you will receive that particular role if cast. ALL ROLES CAN BE PLAYED BY EITHER GENDER.
Romeo - Male. Emotionally unstable, youthful, attractive, passionate, falls in love with Juliet. Needs to be able to act young teenage boy as well as the maturing young man. Needs to be able to handle lines, fighting scenes, must have a good acting range.
Paris - Male. Attractive or regal looking, influential youth who has his eyes set on Juliet, credible fighter, gentle at times (may be part of the ensemble)
Nurse - Female. Must be secure and confident with lines. Will need to be able to pull off the comedy, and later on in the play, the intense drama of this role.
Juliet - Female. Sensible, Sensitive, strong, gentle, graceful, feminine young girl who falls in
love with Romeo. Must be confident and good with lines and again have a strong acting range.
Gregory - Male. Smart, one of capulet’s servant tendency towards wordplay, plays well with Sampson.
Sampson - Male. Livelier, funny man to Gregory who is smarter, slower to anger and tolerates his companion’s attempts at humor. (will be part of the ensemble)
Abraham - Male. Intimidating presence. (will be part of the ensemble)
Balthasar - Male. Smaller build, confident fighter but younger or same age as Romeo. Boyish but trying to be one of the lads, sensitive and loyal to Romeo. (will be part of the ensemble)
Mercutio - Male. Witty and charismatic, able to fight, crack jokes, alpha male show off.
Benvolio - Male. Honorable, the sensible one of the group who is Romeo’s friend and sometimes mentor, credible fighter.
Tybalt - Male. Good looking, cruel and must be believed to be capable of spiteful violence. Passionate role with no softness.
Capulet - Male. Older gentleman
Lady Capulet - Female. Powerful, ranges between cold anger as well as strong anger.
Montague - Male. Older, caring father (may be part of the ensemble)
Lady Montague - Female. Strict, emotional, mother of Romeo, needs to do a lot of weepy stuff (may be part of the ensemble).
Prince - Male. Older but not as old as Capulet, powerful presence, represents law
Montague - Male. Regal looking. (may be part of the ensemble)
Friar Laurence - Male. Needs to be able to play the boffin and pass as idealistic priest. An optimist and an idealist, one who hopes for the best.
Rosaline - Female. Pretty, Romeo’s former beautiful muse (will be part of the ensemble)
Rehearsals and Performances
Rehearsals will take place every Tuesday from 5-7pm at the Dunedin Community Center.
Performers are expected to attend all rehearsals, and tech week which is TBA.
The performance will take place on October 1st, please plan to be there all day.