Repercussion Theatre is now accepting submissions for Romeo and Juliet (Love is Love), which will play in parks across Montreal and beyond as part of their 30th anniversary Shakespeare-in-the-Park tour this summer.
IMPORTANT: This production will not have a traditionally hetero couple at the centre of the story. Repercussion Theatre is committed to equity and diversity in its exploration of the Bard’s work in today’s world, and so we encourage actors from all cultural backgrounds and gender identities to apply. We have also not pre-determined the gender of any characters… so actors can simply ask to audition for the character they feel most connected to.
Auditions will take place on Feb. 1st and 2nd (9am – 4pm) with callbacks in pairs/groups TBD.
Candidates selected for an audition will be asked to prepare:
- The opening prologue from Romeo and Juliet;
- 1-2 verses of the traditional song She Moved Through the Fair (in the style of your choice);
- optional: a special skill (i.e. playing an instrument, juggling, stage combat, etc.)
To submit, please email your resume (in Word document or PDF format ONLY) and headshot (in PDF or JPG format ONLY) to Repercussion Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22nd, 2018 (5pm).
General Information about the production:
Director: Amanda Kellock
Shakespeare Coach: Bryan Doubt
Union: PACT/Equity (CTA) – note that at least 2 roles will be non-equity, emerging artists
Rehearsals: start June 4th (with a Shakespeare workshop in April – dates TBD)
Performances: July 5th – August 8th
Roles (subject to change):
- Juliet (+other roles)
- Romeo (+other roles)
- Capulet (+other roles)
- Lady Capulet (+other roles)
- Nurse (+other roles)
- Friar (+other roles)
- Benvolio (+other roles)
- Mercutio (+other roles)
- Tybalt (+other roles)
- The Prince (+other roles)
Please note: audition slots are very limited. Only actors selected for an audition will be contacted.