SYT is currently accepting new actors for the 2021 Summer Ensemble! Join SYT as we tackle Shakespeare’s infamous love story, Romeo and Juliet: An Audio Drama. Rehearsing June 14th - July 16th, 2021 and recorded at Shakespearean Youth Theatre July 17th – July 24th.
What's an Audio Drama? In this podcast-era spin on the radio play, we will rehearse the show through a combination of Zoom and socially-distanced outdoor rehearsals and record an audio drama to be released through major audio platforms and SYT's Dream Project (more on the Dream Project below!).
February 28th 3pm – 6pm, 20 minute slots
March 20th: 11am - 4pm, 20 minute slots
WHERE: Zoom! We will send you a link to connect with us when we confirm your audition slot. In case of technical difficulties, our stage manager Gabriel will be available to help you troubleshoot.
WHAT TO PREPARE: You will be provided with two 1-minute Shakespearean monologues to prepare for your audition.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or to find out more about the Summer Ensemble. We are happy to answer any questions Summer have about COVID-19 safety protocols, the artistic form of the audio drama, or the Fall Ensemble program! Students of all experience levels are encouraged to audition! Ages: 12-19.
REHEARSALS AND RECORDING DATES:
REHEARSALS: June 14 – July 16th, Monday through Friday, 11am – 3pm. Actors are called to multiple rehearsals each week, but are not called to every rehearsal. A reasonable number of scheduling conflicts can be accommodated.
RECORDING: July 17th – July 24th.
LOCATION: All recording sessions will take place at:
Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia St #306
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Rehearsals will be via Zoom and outdoors at Langord Park in Saint Paul.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
""The greatest love story ever told. Shakespeare's classic drama of two feuding families and the children who find connection across a border of hatred is Shakespeare at his most ecstatic, delightful, and heartbreaking. Romeo and Juliet is tale of two young people who learn about growing up by falling in love before it ultimately kills them. Don't miss the chance to rediscover this devastating story of age versus youth with the SYT Summer Ensemble."- Lukas Brasherfons, director
The Summer Ensemble is a tuition-based program. SYT is committed to offering opportunities to all students with an interest in Shakespeare. Financial aid is available to all students on a first-come-first-served basis. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with questions about financial aid, payment plans, or scholarships! Tuition for the Summer Ensemble is $750.
THE DREAM PROJECT
Romeo and Juliet: An Audio Drama will be released through the Dream Project, an online platform devoted to annotated, interactive editions of the plays and to promoting the voices of SYT's young artists. Through the Dream Project, audiences will have the Ensemble's particular Romeo and Juliet adaptation available for viewing and educational purposes alongside the recorded audio production, as well as supplementary interviews with the cast, textual analysis from Ensemble actors, and ensemble-generated artwork and interviews, thus making youth-artistry available to a global audience. The Dream Project can be found at dream.sytmn.org and currently features recent audio drama productions A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet. Keep your eyes open for Troilus and Cressida, the next Dream Project premiere, coming April 2nd!