Shore Shakespeare announces auditions for its May and June 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Shelagh Grasso. Auditions will be held beginning at 6:30 pm on March 3rd and 4th at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Maryland. There are five confirmed performance dates for the following venues: May 30th and 31st and June 1st at Adkins Arboretum, and June 27th and 28th at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, MD.
Shore Shakespeare is currently negotiating four more performance dates at two additional venues, all to conclude in the middle of July. Firm dates for all performances will be set before auditions.
The script calls for at least a dozen men and five women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Some parts will be combined, others may be double-cast, yet others are gender-neutral and may be cross-cast. No roles will be precast. Auditioners are asked to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue from the script (any version will do) and to be prepared to do readings from the script. The director has selected the audition pieces which may be accessed by interested auditioners at www.shoreshakespeare.com. Audition selections may be emailed to those who contact the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org with their intention to audition.
Other volunteers interested in participating, including costumers, prop masters, lighting and sound technicians, marketing and graphics specialists are invited to attend the auditions. All auditioners should register by sending an email with name and contact information to email@example.com. You are welcome to attend, even if you don’t plan to audition.
Romeo and Juliet, the classic tragedy of two “star-cross’d lovers” is one of the most familiar and best-loved plays of all time and features some of Shakespeare’s most glorious language. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of it all!
More information about Romeo and Juliet, Shore Shakespeare, our auditions policy, and directions to Adkins Arboretum are available by visiting www.shoreshakespeare.com.
Shore Shakespeare is a non-profit pan-community theatre group. We encourage and support participation in all community theatre. Any person willing to make the commitment of time and energy to the rehearsal process is eligible to participate, regardless of race, gender, age, disabilities, personal beliefs, or previous experience.