Thursday, March 5, 2009

Auditions: Romeo and Juliet, Austin Shakespeare, March 15 - 16

UPDATE: Click for ALT review of Romeo and Juliet, May 10

From the website:

Austin Shakespeare will be auditioning actors for the Spring production of Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 15, from 1 - 4 pm at Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd. and Monday, March 16, at the ACoT offices at 701 Tillery.

To schedule an appointment time, please contact

Set in 1940s South Texas in the Pachuco culture sweeping the Southwest at the time, with some Spanish language as well as Shakespeare's own verse, this version of Romeo and Juliet will be performed at The Sheffield Hillside Theatre at Zilker Park from Thursday May 7 until Sunday June 7. Rehearsals will start April 7.

Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required.

Auditioners are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute piece from Romeo and Juliet or another Shakespeare play. The piece may be memorized or read but you should be familiar with the text. There will be a free audition workshop at the Sri Atmananda School at 41st St. & Red River on Thursday March 5th and again on Thursday March 12th, from 4 - 6 pm. Actors are encouraged to read Ann Ciccolella's Advice to the Players: Tips on Auditioning.

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