Romeo and Juliet: a 1950's lesbian pulp romance
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.
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
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