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ROMEO AND JULIET IN AMERICA - American Stage Company Auditions

Posted: April 17, 2021

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ROMEO AND JULIET IN AMERICA - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

American Stage Company (FL)

CONTRACT
SPT SPT 7 (Contract and salary pending approval)

SEEKING
American Stage is seeking 6 actors to perform outdoors at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. L. Peter Callender will be directing Romeo and Juliet in America (The One with the Happy Ending) with an approach that explores the Capulet and Montague divide through the lens of contemporary prejudices and bias. Diversity in casting will be a priority and most performers will play multiple roles. And yes, the ending will be a bit different than the traditional one!

INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE SEE BREAKDOWN FOR PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS. To submit a video, please fill out the Audition
Form at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoRKpIhCLKlJlCTxHFPY0qiMGCaGr0jiJiPfcX1M7JWKINOA/viewform and include video link and passwords there, as well as your headshot and resume.

PERSONNEL
By Williams Shakespeare
Directed by L. Peter Callender
Adapted by L. Peter Callender and Kristin Clippard (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
Callbacks will be held online via
Zoom between May 3-13 by invitation only.

Rehearsals: June 21 - July 22, 2021
Run: July 22 - August 1, 2021 (2 weeks)

OTHER
Actors must be COVID vaccinated and be comfortable with in-person work. They must be able to abide by all health and safety guidelines.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please prepare two short monologues (around 2-3 minutes total) from the play that showcontrasting character types, as each actor will play more than one character. We encourageactors to show expressive and engaging choices that showcase their physicality and languagecapabilities. We are seeking energetic actors who make active choices for an outdoor venueand can transform into a variety of characters.

Synopsis
This bold and modern retelling of Shakespeare’s most romantic tragedy imagines howtwo young lovers, caught in the middle of their feuding families, might meet a differentfate. Through party crashing, street fights and clandestine encounters, the plot twistsand turns toward a stunning new conclusion where love may just conquer all.
Role 1 - Juliet (Female identifying, Any Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 14-20 (also plays other roles as assigned)
Role 2 - Romeo (Male identifying, Any Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 14-20 (also plays other roles as assigned)
Role 3 - Mercutio (Any Gender, Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 17-27 (also plays other roles as assigned)
Role 4 - Tybalt, Lord Capulet (Male Identifying, Any Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 30-50 (also plays other roles as assigned)
Role 5 - Nurse, Lady Montague (Female identifying, Any Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 40-60 (also plays other roles as assigned)
Role 6 - Benvolio, Friar Lawrence (Any Gender, Race or Ethnicity)Age Range 20-35 (also plays other roles as assigned)
The production will rehearse indoors at American Stage and be conducted safely according toour We Will Return Safely Plan. This includes mask wearing, COVID testing and a vaccinatedproduction team. Participants will need to sign a safety waiver agreeing to these conditions.American Stage Members will be able to watch this performance virtually in the days followingthe live performances, so it will be recorded for this purpose. We are considering both union and non union actors. All performers will be paid asalary or stipend.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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