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Auditions

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) in Baltimore, Maryland seeks video submissions for a filmed version of our in-theatre Romeo and Juliet.

Deadline to submit: 1:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, February 2

Contract: Non-union. Actors paid as independent contractors. Zoom rehearsal rate per hour; in-person staging and filming $100–$250/day. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, welcome to submit.

Seeking video submissions for:

Romeo (18–22) spry, passionate, wanton. Actor should move and handle text well, as well as be a strong rapier fighter. Submit video of one of the following sections:

Act II, Sc. 2
Start at: “But soft...”
Finish with: “...That I might touch that cheek”
OR
Act III, Sc. 3
Start at: “Tis torture and not mercy...”
Finish with: “To mangle me with that word banished”

Juliet (18–22) smart, passionate, spritely. Actor must handle text and move well. Submit video of one of the following sections:

Act II, Sc. 2
Start at: “Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face...”
Finish with: “Which the dark night hath so discovered”
OR
Act IV, Sc. 3
Start with: “What if it be a poison...”
Finish with: “I drink to thee.”

Mercutio (20–30) witty, unpredictable, excessive. Excellent rapier fighter (SAFD). Submit video of one of the following sections:

Act I, Sc. 4
“Queen Mab” speech
OR
Act III, Sc. 1
“Plague a both your houses” speech

N.B. Actors can feel free to cut the speeches however they like, if they are inclined. Please keep the sense and meaning of the language.

Instructions

Email your headshot, resume, and video file or unlisted YouTube link to: Education@chesapeakeshakespeare.com with email subject line YOUR NAME, ROLE, R&J 2021

Submit by 1:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Rehearsals

  • Online (Zoom) rehearsals: February 8–February 27
  • In-person staging rehearsals: Feb. 28–Mar. 1
  • In-theatre filming: Mar. 2–4
  • COVID 19 Protocol begins Feb.14. Production-wide testing, two-week self-quarantine, additional testing on-site, and local housing provided to maintain production bubble.

Personnel

  • Director: Gerrad Alex Taylor, Associate Artistic Director, Director of The Studio
  • Producer: Lesley Malin, Managing Director
  • Film Director: Ron Heneghan, Director of Education
  • Camera and Editing: Keston DeCoteau, Keystone Productions

CSC presents Romeo and Juliet for the seventh year. Every spring, since 2015, students from across the region have experienced live classical theatre, many for the first time. Over 50,000 students (public, private, homeschool) have gathered in our historic downtown theatre, and teachers have unanimously approved of our equitable, diverse, and inclusive casting, thrilling fights, intimate and gorgeous venue, and personal access to the artists.

In 2021, our filmed Romeo and Juliet will be available to every public, private, and homeschool student in Maryland beginning March 17, 2021.

CSC is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities that model inclusion. As such, CSC welcomes artists and performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

CSC is currently looking for organized and enthusiastic volunteers to assist on projects while we are dark, including but not limited to community research and outreach, direct mail campaigns, organization and filing, audience surveys, and much more!

Please email volunteer@chesapeakeshakespeare.com with your specific areas of administrative interest and expertise. We’d love to have you support our team in person or remotely!