Auditions for Romeo & Juliet
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General Audition Dates: 
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1

Audition requirements:
Our auditions are informal and easy going.  We are a company of serious actors who commit to hard work and dedication for the privilege of interpreting the work of the Bard of Avon. 
Please DO:
Prepare a Shakespearean monologue of no more than 30 lines.
Be prepared to do a cold reading from the play
Please be familiar with the play (Romeo & Juliet)
Think about which roles you would consider
Be prepared to do a cold reading with other actors
Please consider the time commitment.
If you don't have any Shakespeare audition pieces ready to go, show us what you can do... nothing longer than 30 lines, though. 
To schedule an interview, please call Colleen Stovall at 305/458-9789.  If you cannot come out on the audition days, let her know and we'll work something out.
Minimum age:  12 years old (unless you are an official Jr. Intern)
Experience:  For main roles, please have extensive experience on the stage or a minimum of 3 years training.  For minor roles:  Please have some theater training and some stage experience.
For the stage combat team:  please have had some movement training and/or  experience with stage combat.  For the Dancers: Dance training
Time requirements: 
If you are cast in the play:  we require that you show up at the first day of rehearsal ready to begin the work of blocking the play.  This means that you must be off book and your role memorized.   There is a 2 week period between casting and the first rehearsal.   Please show up to rehearsal prepared.  You must be at every rehearsal.  If you have a few schedule conflicts and tell us about them in advance, we may be able to work around you.  However, we do have understudies and are prepared to replace any actor who misses too many rehearsals. 
Tenative Rehearsal Schedule:

Time Commitment

Full Cast Read through

Saturday, October 8 

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Full rehearsals*

**not all cast members need to be at all rehearsals. 

Check the schedule the week before to see what scenes are being blocked or rehearsed.

Week day rehearsals are from 6:00 to 9:30 pm.  Warm ups begin at 5:30 and we begin to work at 6:00

October  17. 19, 24, 26  

November 1, 2, 7,9,14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29,

January 2, 3, 4,  6, 7, 8,

Costume fittings:

Saturday, January 8 and 9

Between 12:00 and 6:00 pm

please call to schedule a time for your fitting

Tech Rehearsals:

January 13

Tech walk through begins at 6:00

Dress rehearsal

January 14

cast call is 8:00 am  

the dress rehearsal is also the free

student show, so we will have a live

audience for the dress rehearsal.

Opening Performances: 


January 13  10:00 am

School  performance/Dress rehearsal  in Peacock Park

Intern call time is  8:00 am

fighters and dancers call time is 8:30 am

Actors call time is 8:00 am

crew call time is 7:00am


Evening Performances in Coconut Grove

January 13, 14 and 15  in Peacock Park

8:00 pm

Intern call time is  5:30

fighters and dancers call time is 6:30

Actors call time is 6:30

crew call time is 4:30


Break Down Day & Cast Picnic

Monday, January 16  (Martin Luther King Day)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

we will break down the set and have a picnic in the park

mandatory attendance.


What we are looking for:
The Miami Shakespeare Festival is looking for actors who are:
team players
easy going
have other talents than just acting (can you sing, dance or fight?  Can you sew, swing a hammer or raise some money?  Let us know!)
are not opposed to working with actors of any age, race or nationality
who will accept cross casting roles (ie, take a role traditionally done by a woman if you are a man)
generous (share your knowledge if asked)
willing to take direction (let me repeat that:  willing to take direction)
willing to try anything once (on stage)
not worried about working with our young interns (we love well trained kids on stage)
open to new ideas or interpretations of very old plays
serious about the work

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Shakespeare in the Park - Miami
2701 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 605
Miami,Florida 33133 305/458-9789