Auditions for Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a timeless classic that has been told time and again the world over. We’re all familiar with the tale of the star crossed lovers meeting and falling for one another in an instant and marrying each other despite the age old blood feud between their families. Their love, doomed for the start, leads to the deaths of friends and family (spoiler alert!), not to mention the titular characters themselves.

After much debate and the success of Glowing Ember’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” we have decided to add our personal flavor to R&J and put another modern twist on a classic tale.

Prepare two contrasting monologues, one of which must be classical. Audition slots are 7 minutes each, please sign up here

Things to note about this particular production:

  • Romeo and Juliet will both be played by men.
  • Lord and Lady Capulet will both be played by women.
  • Mercutio, Benvolio, and Tybalt will not be assigned gender until after auditions, but at least one of these three characters will be cast as a female
  • No roles are pre-cast and everything is available.

PLEASE NOTE!!! Romeo and Juliet have several intimate scenes together which means that two men will be intimate with each other on stage. This means that I need people who are comfortable with this in the roles. I IMPLORE YOU to consider this prior to choosing to go for either of these parts. If you are uncomfortable being intimate with someone of your same gender than you are not the right guy for the part, but please come and audition for anyone of the myriad of other roles in the show.

There will be three read-throughs: Sunday, September 17th; Sunday, September 24th; and Sunday, October 1st at all 5pm. 

Formal Rehearsals begins Sunday October 8th. The rehearsal schedule would be: Sundays 5:00pm-9:00pm, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:30pm-10:00pm

TECH WEEK Starts November 12th! I reserve the right to hold actors until 11pm during tech.

Shows are: November 16th-20th, November 24th-26th, November 30th-Dec 2nd
Shows are at 7:30 Sunday Matinees are at 2:30

NOTE!!! Thanksgiving is the 23rd of November and we DO have shows that weekend.

As much as we would like to pay the actors, this show is a fundraiser and all proceeds of the show go to the Art’s Nest so they can continue to produce great theatre and keep Phoenix open.

Contact information

Glowing Ember
Brandon Caviness
612-377-2285
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Wednesday, August 23
Posted July 25