ROMEO AND JULIET – Equity Principal Auditions
Romeo and Juliet LLC New York City Production $1,754/week minimum.
Playwright: William Shakespeare
GM: 101 Productions
CD: JV Mercanti
This 2013 production will be on Broadway or a tour (TBD).
Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Thursday, August 2, 2012 New York City
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM all three days.
Lunch from 1 - 2.
Update, posted 7.24: Sides will be provided at the audition. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
Seeking actors of all ethnicities for all roles (all are available):
20s. Handsome leading man. A poet, a fighter, and the ultimate lover and romantic, he is as skilled with language as he is with a sword. His love for Juliet, and his disregard for the war between the Capulets and the Montagues, propels the action of the play.
20s. Beautiful leading woman. Unwilling to force herself into a traditional role, Juliet is smart, savvy, witty, and a lover. Her passion for Romeo opens up her eyes to an entirely new world, at once romantic and violent, but she refuses to turn away from him.
Mid 50s – mid 60s. Juliet’s nurse and surrogate mother. She has been with the Capulet family for years. Straight-shooting, forward, playful, and well-intentioned, her world revolves around Juliet as if she were the actual mother. Skilled comedienne required.
Mid 50s – mid 60s. The town’s religious leader and confidant to Romeo. Well-intentioned to the core, the Friar does his best to help the young lovers meet and marry but his flighty way unwittingly leads to their doom. Seeking a skilled comedian.
Lord Montague / Apothecary:
One actor plays both. Characters are 50s–60s. Montague: Romeo’s father and sworn enemy of the house of Capulet. He cares deeply for his son but lacks the skills necessary to communicate with him. Apothecary: Poor man who grudgingly sells Romeo the poison with which he kills himself.
40s–50s. Beautiful and stately mother of Juliet. Cares deeply for her daughter but lacks the necessary parenting skills to guide her daughter through life, depending instead on the Nurse to do that for her. Lady Capulet would like to see her young daughter married off to Paris as soon as possible.
20s. Cousin and close friend of Romeo. Although he lacks the wit and poetry of Romeo, he has a huge heart and cares deeply for the family. Wants only to understand and support his cousin. Skilled fighter.
20s. Friend of Romeo; a master of language – witty, sardonic, ironic and, yet, pure of heart; a dreamer. His murder plunges the action of the play into darker territory. Seeking a masculine transvestite along the lines of Eddie Izzard, Adam Lambert or David Bowie.
20s. Cousin of Juliet. A skilled and vicious fighter, Tybalt wants nothing more than to protect his family and their name. Thus, he lives for this war between the Montagues and the Capulets.
40s–50s. Romeo’s mother, beautiful and regal. Concerned for the welfare of both her husband and her son, she lacks any skills whatsoever to deal with the drama that each finds himself involved in.
Mid 50s–60s. Caring but distant father of Juliet. Aging quickly but holding on to the war with the house of Monatgue. Lacking any sort of parenting skills.
Paris / Gregory:
One actor plays both. Characters are 20s. Paris: Handsome but somewhat dull potential husband of Juliet. His worth is in his name and his holdings. Gregory: Household servant in the Capulet house who instigates a fight with servants from the house of Montague.
Mid 40s–50s. Ruler of Verona. Wise and fair, he would do anything for the Capulets and Montagues to resolve their quarrel and live peacefully with each other. He will also act as a sort of narrator taking on the Prologue and other speeches in the play.
Balthasar / As Cast:
20s. Romeo’s servant, dedicated and loving to his master, he accompanies Romeo to Juliet’s tomb at the end of the play. Actor understudies Romeo and Benvolio.
Sampson / As Cast:
20s. Servant of the house of Capulet. Starts a fight with servants from the house of Montague. Actor understudies Tybalt, Paris and Mercutio.
Abraham / Friar John / As Cast:
30s. Servant of house of Montague. Actor understudies Friar Laurence, Prince Escalus and Lord Capulet.
One Woman As Cast:
Plays multiple non-speaking roles (20s) and understudies Juliet.
One Woman As Cast:
Plays multiple roles (40s), possibly speaking. Understudies Lady Capulet, Lady Montague and Nurse.
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