The Miami ShakespeareFestival
High School Acting Internships
of William Shakespeare’s
Romeo & Juliet
Open Auditions for Actors
September 23 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and September 24 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Performances on January 13, 14, 15
Who Can Audition?
Our internship auditions are open to students
over the age of 14. If an actor takes the time to prepare a piece, we are
pleased and honored to watch the work.
How and where do I audition?
1. Prepare a Shakespearean* monologue of less
than 30 lines. It can be from any play.
2. Call Colleen Stovall at 305/458-9789 to secure
your time slot. Then email Chaille1@bellsouth.net and confirm your appointment date and time. We
will confirm the location when we email you in return. The auditions are in Coconut
3. Be on time for your audition and have your
monologue well memorized. No props or costumes allowed.
4. Be prepared to do cold readings with other
actors. If you are auditioning for the lead roles, be prepared to do a stage
kiss with another actor.
you sing or play an instrument (this is NOT required) please show us what you can do!
*If you don’t have time to prepare
a Shakespearean monologue, let me know when you make the appointment. Your monologue
should showcase your acting talents and flexibility.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are you looking for in an actor?
We are a group of actors that believe in the words
of Shakespeare, hard work and having fun. We are looking for actors who possess
a strong work ethic, who know how to prepare a role, whether it is 5 lines or 500. We
are looking for actors who can work with and learn from actors of any age. We
are looking for actors who can ‘take direction’.
What other skills are you looking for in an Actor?
We are always happy to have actors who can sing,
dance or play an instrument. Any stage combat experience is most welcome. Several of the main male roles in this play will require stage combat training (which
What is a Miami Shakespeare Festival High School Intern?
A high School intern would be awarded a role in
one of the productions as an actor, fighter or a dancer.
What is required of our Interns?
Interns are required to attend all rehearsals
and participate in the acting life of the group. The Interns are also responsible
for leading group voice and body warm ups before each rehearsal. In addition,
Interns are assigned to one of the department heads and are given an assignment that furthers their education in theater management
or backstage craft.
Do Interns receive pay?
Internships are volunteer positions. Interns are not paid.
What do Interns receive instead of pay?
Interns receive hands on training in Renaissance
History and Acting for the Shakespearean Stage.
Interns receive training in Renaissance Dance
and Stage Combat (including hand to hand, foil, rapier and pike staff.)
Interns receive a written critique of their work
habits and performances. They receive notes from their department head. All hours that are volunteered may be used as public service hours towards graduation. They also receive letters of reference and recommendation upon request. Interns get to act in a professional production with over 5 performances in amazing costumes in front of
hundreds of cheering Shakespeare lovers!
For More information on Shakespeare Miami and the Miami Shakespeare Festival, check out
our website: http://shakespearemiami.tripod.com
or call Colleen Stovall at 305/458-9789