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Opportunity Young People (8-25) for production of Romeo and Juliet

at Shopfront Youth Arts - Sydney

Cast and crew required for young peoples' production of Romeo and Juliet

SHOPFRONT ROMEO & JULIET COMPANY needs flexible young people to take on various company roles

FREE casting workshops are being held Wednesday and Thursday 4th-7th of March (5-7 pm Wed, 4-6pm Thurs) Seniors/major roles

Friday 6th March 4-6pm callbacks Seniors/major roles

Sat and Sun 7-8th 10am-5pm -ENTIRE COMPANY Juniors and Seniors- role allocation, read through and preliminary rehearsal

Shopfront Theatre, in the St George area of Sydney, is in its 40th year! In the lead up to our 40th birthday celebrations we\'ve invited the founding Artistic Director back to make a show- and we are looking for young people to perform some of the most FAMOUS ROLES ever written, in Shakespeare\'s ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Errol Bray.

If you would like a chance to be part of an ensemble, learning a script and producing a play season then this is for you!


Seniors: 12-25yrs - major roles and company roles

Juniors: up to 12 yrs - chorus roles, special Romeo and Juliet curtain raiser show, and company roles

The SHOPFRONT ROMEO & JULIET COMPANY needs flexible kids who would like to take on various company roles including:
-Actors who can move and fight
-Production managers
-Technicians
-Stage managers
-Front of house and
-publicity team


Lines will be learned in the 6 week period before rehearsals starts, with line assistance available.

Rehearsals will be held at the Shopfront Theatre at 88 Carlton Pde Carlton, in Southern Sydney on --Thursdays in term two, 4-7pm, 23rd April - 25th June.
-School holidays June 27- July 13

There will be 3 week Friday/Saturday season at Shopfront Theatre commencing Friday the 17th July

JULIET
A member of the House of Capulet, falls in love with Romeo who is the son of her family\'s enemy, House of Montague. Fakes her own death to be with Romeo, who never learns of the plan. Romeo eventually takes his own life when he believes Juliet is dead. Her death is a ruse in order for her not to marry Paris, and instead be with Romeo.She awakens to find Romeo dead beside her. She stabs herself and dies rather than live without him

ROMEO
A member of the House of Montague. Falls in love with Juliet who is the daughter of his family\'s enemy, the House of Capulet. Romeo eventually takes his own life when he believes Juliet is dead. Her death is a ruse in order for her not to marry Paris, and instead be with Romeo

MERCUTIO
Kin to the Prince of Verona and a friend to Romeo. Mercutio is killed by Tybalt when Romeo tries to stop the two fighting

TYBALT
Nephew of Capulet and cousin to Juliet. He is very headstrong and despises the Montegues. He kills Mercutio, and is later killed by Romeo who avenges Mercutio\'s death

Paris
A young count and kin to The Prince. He wants to marry Juliet

Benvolia
Friend to Romeo. She tries to play the role of peace maker by trying to stop the feud between the Montagues and Capulets

Nurse
Juliet\'s friend and companion. Helps Juliet and Romeo meet with each other and marry. She always does what she thinks is best for Juliet

Friar Laurence
confidant to Romeo. Marries R&J with the hope the marriage will end the feud between their houses. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he helps him escape into exile. When Juliet is being forced to marry Paris he comes up with a plan for Juliet to fake her own death

Balthasar
loves Romeo and follows him about and does errands for him. She brings the news to Romeo that Juliet is dead.

Prince of Verona
Tries to keep the peace between Montagues and Capulets. Banishes Romeo from Verona for the death of Tybalt


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Published 21-02-2015