Romeo and Juliet: a 1950's lesbian pulp romance (updated)
About the project and the company
Verona, USA, 1956. Class war rages between the Capulets, the richest, most powerful family in town, and the Montagues, a huge, tight-knit family from the wrong side of the tracks. Where the Capulets have wealth and stability, the Montagues have camaraderie and a freedom from the misogynistic, gender focused society they live in.
Director August Luna (they/them) brings a new twist to the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Minor edits have been made to the text to alter characters genders.
Rehearsals: Mar. 1 – Apr. 9, Sun-Thur 6-9 PM
Tech: Apr. 13-16, Time TBA
Performances: Apr. 17-20, 17, 18, 20 @ 7 PM, 19 @ 2 PM
Location of Audition
Location TBA, probably TPS. Location will be confirmed when you schedule your audition.
Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue in verse from a Shakespeare play or any piece of classical theatre. Don’t worry about age or gender! Actors of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Actors of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition!
Juliet (young, F)
Romeo (young, F or femme-aligned NB)
Mercutio (young, M or masc-aligned NB)
Benvolio (young, NB or gender nonconforming)
Tybalt (young, M)
Lord Capulet (Middle-aged, M)
Lady Capulet (Noticeably younger than Lord Capulet, F)
Paris (young, M)
Friar Laurence (Middle-aged, M)
Lord/Lady Montague (Middle-aged, any gender)
Other minor characters
Preferred method of submission
Sunday Jan 26, 1-5 PM and Monday Jan 27 5-9 PM
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Saturday Feb 1, 3-7 PM
Email email@example.com with a preferred date and time to schedule an audition